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Rejoinder to Sikyong Penpa Tsering: Golden Urn did not determine any Dalai Lama selection

Thupten Namgyal* contends that the Golden Urn, though possibly used or claimed to have been used to appease China, did not at all determine the outcome of the selection of the 10th, 11th and 12th Dalai Lamas as Sikyong...

The Kashag’s Inaction Over the Dismissal of Judges: A Defining Moment

If the Tibetan Parliament in Exile’s dismissal of the justice commissioners of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission lacked both legal authority and political prudence, the Kashag’s failure to rise to the occasion and, instead, maintaining of a deafening silence...

Two Khampas, who will be on the right side of history?

Professor Samdhong Rinpoche has pointed out what the law is, which no one has refuted. Dr Lobsang Sangay dominates the politics, which, unfortunately, has negated the law, leading to a constitutional breakdown at the Central Tibetan Administration. Kunsang Tanzin*...

The Tibetan Parliament’s Ignominious Legacy

By Prof Nawang Phuntsog* (TibetanReview.net, Apr08’21) Undoubtedly, the current Tibetan Parliament's unfortunate legacy is its recent unconstitutional and unlawful action resulting in three Justice Commissioners' simultaneous termination. Those members who voted for the Commissioners' removal resolution had not read the...

Untying the Gordian Knot in TPiE’s Mar’21 decision to sack the top Tibetan Justice Commissioners

Lawyer Tenzin Jungnay* presents a legal analysis of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile’s Mar 2021 decision to dismiss the entire bench of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission to find the latter patently wrong on every bit of the justifications...

The Tibetan Parliament’s Supreme Failure

By Prof Nawang Phuntsog* (TibetanReview.net, Apr01’21) Like many concerned Tibetans all over the world, I was deeply disturbed that the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPIE) rushed to terminate the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commissioners (TSJC) on March 25th, 2021, without diligence...

Recognizing the Snow Lion: New Examples of International Awareness of Tibet’s National Flag

By Nick Gulotta* The Tibetan national flag is an internationally recognized symbol of Tibet’s independence dating back to the early 20th century, not simply a military symbol elevated to the status of a “national flag, which never existed before 1959”...

Denying Tibetan children of mother-tongue education: The National People’s Congress of China’s heinous act

China’s language policy's differential treatment of languages, the glorification of the dominant language, and the stigmatization of the minority languages in the context of its recent pronouncement that the teaching of Tibetan language in Tibetan schools in Tibet is...

“Empty Canons” – American rhetoric on human rights abuses never affects the long-term economic partnership between the US and China

The relative stability of US-China partnership has continued since 1972 and propelled China to its current position as global power while the constant bickering between the two sides through media channels has been, in the words of Chairman Mao...

Rethinking Science Teaching in Tibetan Schools

(This piece is based on my reflection of a recent discussion about the state of science education in Tibetan schools at a webinar organized by Tibetan Scientific Society. Recording of the full discussion is available at the society’s Facebook...
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17th century climate change doomed Tibet’s Guge kingdom?

(TibetanReview.net, May15’22) – Scientists believe that the collapse of a Tibetan kingdom in western Himalayas, which has long been...
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