I am a dog / A Tibetan dog from Kyegu / A few days before the earth shook
We are becoming more like international pets where we are petted and stroked for being pacifists while the Chinese continue and strengthen their hold in Tibet.
Dear envoys, did the Chinese officials listen to and acknowledge your views and opinions?
Buddha lies hidden under a silk scarf / Tucked in a drawer at home in Lhasa
The fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve the issue of Tibet.
Poem by Palden rGyal: A shadow that follows / Wherever I go, / A shadow that allows / No freedom,
Ngabo Ngawang Jigme — Smiley! / You were nothing / but a bundle of intrigue / Pregnant with malice / and bent on betrayal
A thoroughly inspiring compilation of current writing by Tibetans. It comes at the right time with the right message.
Despite its economic growth, today’s China is no fairer than the serfdom that Beijing is loudly shouting about.
The bright yellow sun has / Set behind the Freedom Hill / Now I cannot put my faith in / This dark and violent storm
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.
High Peaks Pure Earth is posting a translation of a post from Woeser’s blog that was posted on 13 January 2009 titled “What kinds of songs are ’reactionary songs'”?.
My body is trapped in a heated room. / Light shines from the ceiling. / A leather sofa invites me
Take care and make sure that Rangzen is not killed.
Diary by Tashibod: A glimpse into life in a remote Tibetan area as the Olympics were being celebrated in Beijing; originally posted in Chinese.
“If Chinese citizens can watch the torch when it passes through other cities, why can’t we? Are we not citizens of this country?”
He did not keep silent because of fear, on the contrary, he was willing to allow me to record and make public his experience full of fear. Why?
They came to clean the streets, and what they wiped out were us Tibetans, because we are garbage in their eyes.
In spite of the unmistakable political message from Lhasa, there were attempts in the Western media to interpret the protests largely in economic terms – Tibetan dissatisfaction growing from the absence of economic opportunities.
If we want to be non-violent, we should be so out of genuine moral conviction, not as a roundabout way to ingratiate ourselves with the Chinese Communist dictators.