Atop a trestle table / A Chinese man lays out / Four skinned dogs, / All equal sizes but one has
The Jasmine rallies are likely to spread to other large cities. Popular protest, it seems, has finally reached the shores of China.
It’s up to India to decide whether to host such a dharma avatar as the Seventeenth Karmapa as a refugee, or to hand the sceptre to a triumphant China.
The XVII Karmapa was not only investigated for money laundering, Indian officials told the media that he was a “Chinese plant” simply because he is the only Tibetan reincarnate lama to be recognized by both China and the Dalai Lama.
It’s time the true wishes of the Chinese people be expressed. And there’s no one who can do it more effectively than you, Mr Wen.
China’s condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize claims that the Nobel Prize for Liu is a ’blasphemy’ and an ’insult’ to the Chinese people and is an imposition of Western values on China.
Articulate young activists are at the forefront in our struggle to skilfully stand up to the tyrannies of occupation with fortitude and honour.
The fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve the issue of Tibet.
To call Ngabo a patriot and to put him on the same pedestal as the Great Thirteenth is a historical error.
Despite its economic growth, today’s China is no fairer than the serfdom that Beijing is loudly shouting about.
For India to keep Arunachal, based on the McMahon Line, the only choice is to recognise Tibet’s independence. It cannot legitimise the McMahon Line border otherwise.
Tibetan and Chinese people have a long tradition of helping each other and have deep mutual respect and admiration. However, the portrayal of Tibetans in Chinese official media this year has left an image of Tibetans as enemies.
We as citizens of Tibet living in the free world must be more responsible and not always take for granted the benefits of being Tibetans or being the people of the Dalai Lama.
Diary by Tashibod: A glimpse into life in a remote Tibetan area as the Olympics were being celebrated in Beijing; originally posted in Chinese.
Smith is clearly aware of the numerous mistakes and even cupidity of the Tibetans in their dealings with China, but correctly sees these as secondary, sometimes even irrelevant to the overpowering reality of China’s brutal occupation and relentless assimilation of Tibet.
“If Chinese citizens can watch the torch when it passes through other cities, why can’t we? Are we not citizens of this country?”
Poem by Tsoltim N Shakabpa: With the dawning of August 8, 2008 / The vicious lies and hidden traps nest at Beijing’s gate
What made many in the Tibetan world stand up and pay attention to Professor Melvyn Goldstein’s A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State was the unmistakable impression that here was a radical reinterpretation of Tibetan history.
Even in the 90s rural Chinese had been so turned off by such official health-care that they were reverting to treatment by traditional “witch doctors”.