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Article Archive for July 2010

Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Monday, Jul 26, 2010  |  One Comment
Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs

Ever since the People’s Liberation Army first marched into Tibet in 1949-1950, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has used propaganda to legitimize its occupation of Tibet and educate the masses on the virtues of its version of socialism.

Seven Deadly Misrepresentations
Tenpa Gashi  |  Monday, Jul 19, 2010  |  5 Comments

Well, lets get down to it, shall we?
1) Rangzen advocates and the rangzen movement is the cause of the division within the Tibetan society
That is a huge misconception and unfortunately a common mistake. First of …

Football, Robben Island & The Relativism of Political Cruelty
Jamyang Norbu  |  Monday, Jul 19, 2010  |  No Comment
Football, Robben Island & The Relativism of Political Cruelty

Well, the World Cup’s over and the teams and visitors have all gone home, but the afterglow of achievement hasn’t entirely faded for South Africans. The people of this struggling “rainbow nation”, especially …

Rangzen Memorandum presented to the Indian Foreign Secretary
Web Chowkidar  |  Monday, Jul 12, 2010  |  No Comment
Rangzen Memorandum presented to the Indian Foreign Secretary

A group of young Tibetan artists, intellectuals, writers, translators and activists living in Dharamshala submitted on Saturday July 10th, 2010, a memorandum to the Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao during her visit to the Tibetan …

Funeral Games
Jamyang Norbu  |  Saturday, Jul 10, 2010  |  No Comment
Funeral Games

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. That and all the recent news from North Korea, especially the rumour that “dear leader” (Kim Jong-Il) was seriously ill, brought back memories …

Missing the Big Picture?
A Comment on Lobsang Sangay's "Kalon Tripa Election Reform"
The Tibetan Political Review  |  Wednesday, Jul 7, 2010  |  No Comment
Missing the Big Picture?

As the 2011 Kalon Tripa election nears, Tibetans need to seriously evaluate the candidates so that their decision is well-informed. As the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review, we have not committed to supporting …

New Tibetan Political Journal Launched
The Tibetan Political Review  |  Wednesday, Jul 7, 2010  |  No Comment
New Tibetan Political Journal Launched

A new online journal, The Tibetan Political Review (TPR), has been launched at www.TibetanPoliticalReview.org. At a time when Tibetans are beginning to choose their next Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister), this journal aims to advance constructive …

Engaging in selective hearing
Christophe Besuchet  |  Sunday, Jul 4, 2010  |  6 Comments
Engaging in selective hearing

With Dharamshala’s foreign policy being shaped almost exclusively by Beijing’s hide-and-seek strategy, anticipating its next move can be safely done through a simple reading of China’s public statements. One of these was made in early …

Help Needed
2010 March for Tibet's Independence
Web Chowkidar  |  Sunday, Jul 4, 2010  |  No Comment

The 2010 “March for Tibet’s Independence” begins this Saturday at 9am with a demonstration at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. This 150-mile walk ends at China’s Embassy in Washington, DC (3505 International Place NW) at 11am …

China’s Great Leap West
Maura Moynihan  |  Friday, Jul 2, 2010  |  No Comment
China’s Great Leap West

In a mere quarter century the People’s Republic of China has risen from poverty and isolation into the 21st century’s emergent superpower. This stunning transformation from an agrarian experiment for the Proletariat Revolutionary to a …