Post Tagged with: "Ben Byrne"

Saying ‘No’ to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

August 31, 2020 10:57 pm0 comments
Saying ‘No’ to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Lhasang Tsering has been an outspoken advocate for Tibetan independence for half a century. Since turning down the opportunity to become a doctor in the United States in the early 1970s, Lhasang has gone on to live a kaleidoscopic existence worthy of a mandala. In this interview, Lhasang talks about […]

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A darker fate?

August 23, 2020 10:25 pm0 comments
A darker fate?

Ben Byrne* wonders whether Tibet before the Chinese invasion took place would have accepted a possible American support with conditions whose full range of consequences could not have been foreseen at that time and whether, if ‘yes’, the Tibetan people would then have met a fate akin to that of […]

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Tibet’s rights against China’s might

July 25, 2020 9:34 pm0 comments
Tibet’s rights against China’s might

Whatever the legal status of Tibet might have been under international law, Tibet around the turn of the 20th century and thereafter abjectly lacked the power to enforce its claim of independence against a territorially assertive China, whether in the waning years of the Qing dynasty, or during the Kuomintang […]

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China’s Ladakh aggression and the Qing dynasty’s continental hegemony

July 9, 2020 11:35 pm0 comments
China’s Ladakh aggression and the Qing dynasty’s continental hegemony

Ben Byrne* sees a remarkable similarity between the continental hegemony and territorial ambitions of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) and communist China’s current aggressive assertiveness designed to realize the glory years of imperial China. (TibetanReview.net, Jul09’20) – Until the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1912, diplomatic activity in China was […]

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