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Reports of Dalai Lama being unwell not true, says a close aide
Tibetan legislators lobby Indian MPs for Tibet
Three Tibetans arrested in Sog County
Tibetan monk commits suicide in protest against religious repression
Chinese activist Hu Jia beaten up by 'plain clothed men'
Tibetan monk freed after serving sentence
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Nephew of Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok released after 6 years' prison term
Tibet activists urge BRICS leaders to raise Tibet with Xi
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Shamar Rinpoche passes away
TYC shunned from Kalachakra social service opportunity due to independence?
Lone beauty takes it all, Miss Tibet 2014 declared, unopposed
Tibetan MPs express concern over asylum issues in Europe
Nepal rescinds permission for Buddhist leader's cremation
Tibetan PM at Modi's oath-taking angers China
Karmapa leaves on maiden Europe tour
Censorship blocks Govt paid Chinese netizens over Jolie's remarks
China arrests popular Tibetan singer after packed concert
Dalai Lama arrives in Ladakh
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10 July 2014
Who’s the Boss?: China’s White Paper on Hong Kong
On June 10, 2014, China released a White Paper on Hong Kong’s regional autonomy known as “one country, two systems.” Much of the White Paper was filled with economic statistics of the region and self-con
28 June 2014
THE DIALECTICS OF BEING SHEEP – by Jamyang Norbu
Eli Wallach, the Hollywood character actor, died this Tuesday at the age of 98. As a boy in Darjeeling I had seen him in a number of classic Westerns: How the West was Won, Mackenna’s Gold, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and my favorite The Magnificent Seven. He invariably played the bad gu
24 June 2014
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND GRASPING – Jamyang Norbu
The commemoration in the U.S., earlier this month, of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre was strangely subdued, especially within the Chinese student community in this country. It was very diffe
23 June 2014
Misinformation About the Middle Way Approach
Being part of the recently launched international awareness campaign on Middle Way Approach which aims to counter the Chinese government’s misinformation campaign, I am elated to see the response it is generating
10 June 2014
A "Partial-Middle Way" Campaign is Launched in Dharamsala
This is not the first time the CTA has launched such a campaign, but it is different in form and content. With form, it uses modern multimedia technology. With content, this is the first campaign to promote the current administration’s re-interp
07 June 2014
Narendra Modi and the Tibetan hopes
The widespread Indian euphoria and the global interest in the stunning victory of Mr. Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India is followed not only with the routine greetings from the world leaders but also historic conglom
31 May 2014
The Artist Versus The Dictator
Mao Zedong once remarked, in a moment of poetic epiphany, that a dance troupe of a dozen artists is more powerful than a battalion of a thousand troops. The latter can only change people's behavior; the former can change pe
23 May 2014
Historical texts reveal Tibetan solution
This year is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Simla Agreement at the conclusion of a tripartite convention held in Simla between Tibet, British India and China in 1914. Today, May 23, marks the completion of 63 yea
21 May 2014
Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Girls and Women
On May 11, 2014, Times of India online news reported that: “A local court in Palampur sent a 30-year-old Tibetan man in three-day remand who was charged with molestation of two minor girls of Tibetan Children Village (TCV) S
18 May 2014
Are Tibetans who voted in LS polls Indian citizens?
On May 7, as Himachal Pradesh went to polls, I watched my friend Tashi vote in an Indian general election for the first time in his life. Brushing shoulders with the local Gaddis, Ranas and Chaudhrys he emerged from the bo
15 May 2014
Panchsheel: A Diplomatic Gimmick or Strategic Surrender? (A Tibetan Perspective)
The year 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel Agreement between India and China and the Governments declared year 2014 as 'India—China Year of Friendly Exchanges'. For the Tibetans, each such ‘celebr
03 May 2014
Tibet Tweets to China and China Tweets Back
Official Chinese view of the Dalai Lama is well known. Successive party officials have called the Tibetan leader a "wolf in monk's robes" or "a devil with a human face, but with a heart of a beast." On the other hand, the Chi
17 April 2014
China on the Edge - by Gordon G. Chang
There is something very wrong in China at the moment. China, I believe, has just passed an inflection point. Until recently, everything was going its way. Now, however, it seems all its problems are catching up with the Chinese sta
16 April 2014
For Hu the Bell Tolls
Today, April 15, marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Tiananmen Movement of 1989. On this day 25 years ago, Hu Yaobang, former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (he had been demoted from th
06 April 2014
THE ARROGANCE OF TREASON by Jamyang Norbu
The Buddha and Christ both spoke of the virtue of turning the other cheek when wronged, but no one has suggested, to date, that if violently sodomized it would be the correct thing (excuse me) to turn the other cheek, and furthermore, sho
02 April 2014
AN ALTERNATE TRIBUTE TO BAPA PHUNTSOG WANGYAL - A SLAVE MINDSET
Be it a common Tibetan's compassionate attitude towards a street dog or liberal cash alms even to an obvious cunning, professional beggar, I've always found my Tibetan friends more kind than I could have been in a similar situ
01 April 2014
An Unnecessary Resolution
Today I am writing this as I can no longer stay silent and feign ignorance of this little thing that happened last year at the Tibetan Youth Congress General Body Meeting. This thing has been nagging me ever since. Many people, who were paying attention, have raised questions regarding one section in the final resolution o
30 March 2014
U.S. First Lady Eats in a Chinese State-owned Tibetan Restaurant
I spoke to a manager at the hotel on the phone and she confirmed the Obamas ate at the restaurant called Zangxiang Renjia 藏乡人家 (Tibetan Village Home) inside the hotel on March 26. “The restaurant has stopped service since they
18 March 2014
Missing the big moment: by Jamyang Norbu
In Spring 2010, Chinese officials reportedly communicated to U.S. officials that the entire South China Sea was an area of “core interest” that was as non-negotiable and on par with Taiwan and Tibet on the nation
14 March 2014
Until a favorable solution is reached
It has been close to 63 years since the infamous 17-point Agreement was signed under duress between Tibet and China and 55 years since the Tibetan National Uprising in Lhasa. However, Chinese repression in Tibet still con
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 Latest News Discussions
China arrests popular Tibetan singer after packed concert (10:05, 27 May 2014)
TYC condemns protests against Dalai Lama by Shugden followers (22:05, 26 May 2014)
Historical texts reveal Tibetan solution (17:05, 24 May 2014)
Arunachal Buddhist lama found hanging in Delhi Apt (01:05, 24 May 2014)
31 dead, 90 injured in Urumqi blasts (14:05, 23 May 2014)
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China arrests popular Tibetan singer after packed concert (1)
Nepal rescinds permission for Buddhist leader's cremation (0)
TYC shunned from Kalachakra social service opportunity due to independence? (0)
Indian lawyer concludes 48 hr fast for Tibet (0)
THE DIALECTICS OF BEING SHEEP – by Jamyang Norbu (0)
Spanish courts drop case against Chinese leaders, China welcomes (0)
Tashi Dhondup becomes the newest member of Tibetan parliament (0)
Misinformation About the Middle Way Approach (0)
US professors call for an end to ties with Confucius Institutes (0)
A "Partial-Middle Way" Campaign is Launched in Dharamsala (0)
Shamar Rinpoche passes away (0)
Censorship blocks Govt paid Chinese netizens over Jolie's remarks (0)
Dalai Lama prays for Tiananmen victims, Tibetan exiles remember June 4, 1989 (0)
A Tibetan political prisoner released (0)
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Monks repairing road leading towards Tsuglakhang before the arrival of the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama from New Delhi. Incessant rain has caused the roads to wear out leaving huge potholes often leading to accidents. July 21, 2014/Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
7 Petitioners lie on the pavement outside offices of China Youth Daily, after they drank pesticides to commit suicide. 12 people are being treated in hospitals after two separate incidents of mass suicide bids to publicize forced acquisition of land by government/16-7-2014, Telegraph
Incessant rain in Tibet's capital Lhasa has led to flooding in various parts of the city, including the sacred Jhokhang Temple/Photo/Lhasa Sonam's FB page
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Who’s the Boss?: China’s White Paper on Hong Kong
THE DIALECTICS OF BEING SHEEP – by Jamyang Norbu
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND GRASPING – Jamyang Norbu
Misinformation About the Middle Way Approach
A "Partial-Middle Way" Campaign is Launched in Dharamsala
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A Way Ahead: Human Approach to a Peaceful World
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