The Wealth of a Nation

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.

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New Man Same Chair

The fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve the issue of Tibet.

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Shadow

Poem by Palden rGyal: A shadow that follows / Wherever I go, / A shadow that allows / No freedom,

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The Traitor

Ngabo Ngawang Jigme — Smiley! / You were nothing / but a bundle of intrigue / Pregnant with malice / and bent on betrayal

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Yak Horns and Yellow Stars

Review of book Like Gold that Fears No Fire: New Writing From Tibet by International Campaign for Tibet

A thoroughly inspiring compilation of current writing by Tibetans. It comes at the right time with the right message.

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I Will Not Die

The bright yellow sun has / Set behind the Freedom Hill / Now I cannot put my faith in / This dark and violent storm

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Who are the real separatists?

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.

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It’s not the economy, stupid!

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.

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Karmapa and the Cranes

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.

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