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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China’s White Paper on Tibet, 2015: The Case of an Empty Vessel?

April 23, 2015 2:15 pm1 comment
China’s White Paper on Tibet, 2015: The Case of an Empty Vessel?

Tshering Chonzom Bhutia* contends that China’ latest white paper on Tibet, issued on Apr 15, answers little but raises many questions (TibetanReview.net, Apr23, 2015) – China has just released a new white paper on Tibet titled ‘Tibet’s Path of Development is driven by an Irresistible Historical Tide’. More interesting than […]

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The Tibet issue as it remains

April 19, 2015 8:07 pm0 comments
The Tibet issue as it remains

This editorial appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. The last half a decade or so has not been the best of times for speaking about prospects for the resolution of the issue of Tibet. The state of Sino-Tibetan relations today is such that the Tibetan side keeps […]

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Being patriotic by collaborating with the enemy?

March 25, 2015 2:04 pm0 comments
Being patriotic by collaborating with the enemy?

This obituary appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Tashi Tsering, 1929-2014 OBITUARY “Old” Tibet was devoid of self-made men. Your fate was sealed at birth and, as a result of deeds from your previous lives, supposed to be accepted with humility, whether you were peasant, nomad or […]

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A geopolitical reading of the 1913 Treaty between Tibet and Mongolia

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A geopolitical reading of the 1913 Treaty between Tibet and Mongolia

This article appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. An analysis of the geopolitical consequences of the treaty signed on 11 January, 1913 between Mongolia and Tibet, after the end of Ch’ing dynasty Despite an initial doubt about its validity under strict Western standards, the Tibeto-Mongol treaty of […]

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The Loose Reins Model: Why the Chinese Leadership Must Rethink Its Minorities Policy

March 19, 2015 1:28 am0 comments
The Loose Reins Model: Why the Chinese Leadership Must Rethink Its Minorities Policy

This article appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Diane Wolff* argues that China’s orthodox communist ideology of ethnic sensitivity and assimilation practiced within the framework of a “tight reins” policy is inherently faulty, that it has failed and reportedly reached a dead end in Tibet, as well […]

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Rehabilitation policy unlikely to stem Tibetans’ emigration dreams

January 10, 2015 11:52 am0 comments
Rehabilitation policy unlikely to stem Tibetans’ emigration dreams

(Editorial appeared in the November-December 2014 edition of Tibetan Review.) On Oct 20 this year, the government of India issued a document titled “The Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, 2014”. It is a significant document which enables one to know what the policy status of the Tibetans living in India since 1959 […]

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