Understanding the real Tibet issue

March 9, 2016 3:19 pm0 comments
Understanding the  real Tibet issue

This editorial appeared in the Special Issue 2016 edition of Tibetan Review. The Sino-Tibetan conflict today is a battle for minds rather than for territory as far as the official Tibetan side is concerned. It is quintessentially a democratic campaign with a very limited scope. That is because whatever opportunities Tibet […]

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The Pope Visits Mexico: A Model for the Chinese in Tibet?

February 20, 2016 1:19 pm1 comment
The Pope Visits Mexico: A Model for the Chinese in Tibet?

(By Diane Wolff, Tibetan Review, Feb 20, 2016) In the background of the Pope’s recent visit to Mexico and the wider global historical experiences, Diane Wolff* asks, given China’s perception of free practice of Buddhism and its top leader, the Dalai Lama, as the biggest threats to its rule in […]

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Five Suggestions for Improving the Tibetan Electoral Process

February 19, 2016 10:02 pm0 comments
Five Suggestions for Improving the Tibetan Electoral Process

(By Tenzin Palkyi, Tibetan Review, Feb 19, 2016) With just over a month left until Tibetans queue at voting booths around the world to elect the Sikyong and Members of Parliament, I think it is important to reflect on our electoral process and explore opportunities to further strengthen democratic practices […]

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China’s New Strategy in Tibet: Why China Came out with a New White Paper?

September 21, 2015 7:14 pm0 comments
China’s New Strategy in Tibet: Why China Came out with a New White Paper?

  By Dr Satish Kumar* (TibetanReview.net, Sep21, 2015) – “Tibet is now in its golden age,” says a white paper on Tibet titled “Successful Practice of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet” issued by China on September 6. This policy document was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding […]

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Autonomy versus independence versus China

August 29, 2015 1:01 am0 comments
Autonomy versus independence versus China

This editorial appeared in the March-April 2015 edition of Tibetan Review.  The immediate provocation for the Mar 10, 1959 uprising in Tibet’s capital Lhasa was China’s unmistakable intention to make a prisoner of Tibet’s temporal and spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, by requiring him to attend a theatrical show at […]

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The 13th Dalai Lama’s diplomatic parleys in Peking in 1908

August 19, 2015 11:54 pm0 comments
The 13th Dalai Lama’s diplomatic parleys in Peking in 1908

This article appeared in the March-April 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Matteo Miele* examines the diplomatic activities of the 13th Dalai Lama in Beijing during his escape there in the aftermath of the British invasion of Tibet in 1903-04, which explains why he made the 1912 declaration of Tibet’s independence: […]

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