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Human Trafficking: Organized Crime in the Exile-Tibetan Community
TibetLeaks  |  Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015  |  No Comment
Human Trafficking: Organized Crime in the Exile-Tibetan Community

The brutal Chinese occupation of Tibet has created countless hardships for the Tibetan people, with so many looking to the West for safety and a new life outside India and Nepal.  Many Tibetans have obtained …

10 Reasons you should vote for Lukar Jam Atsok
Ayak Tsang  |  Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015  |  No Comment
10 Reasons you should vote for Lukar Jam Atsok

Circulating on the internet and campaign stops is a rather exaggerated and repetitive list called ‘The 10 Outstanding accomplishments’ of Sikyong Lobsang Sangay. This seems to be the official campaign platform and political record on …

A Mind-boggling Statement
Songtsen  |  Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015  |  No Comment
A Mind-boggling Statement

 

Yesterday, 26 August 2015, Penpa Tsering, honorable speaker of the Tibetan parliament, gave a speech to the monks of Sera monastery, Bylakuppe, South India. There was nothing new in his speech, as he reiterated the …

The Sad Painful Joke of Tibetan Democracy
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Oct 31, 2013  |  No Comment
The Sad Painful Joke of Tibetan Democracy

When Bhutan set out on its democracy experiment in 2008, I must admit to a little skepticism. I thought the Dragon Kingdom would follow in the footsteps of Nepal’s Panchayat democracy (initiated by King …

I Solemnly Swear by the Flag of Tibet
Tenpa Gashi  |  Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013  |  One Comment
I Solemnly Swear by the Flag of Tibet

I solemnly swear, by the flag of Tibet, that I will remain faithful to its colors and until they take this life away from me or until all my karmic merits have been exhausted, I …

Independence – No ear wants to hear
 |  Friday, Sep 27, 2013  |  One Comment
Independence – No ear wants to hear

What benefit do we get here in exile, far away from our homeland, if we keep blaming and accusing each other for the tragedy of Tibet?
Among us there may be a lack of courage to …

Can Some Good Come From the RFA Controversy?
The Tibetan Political Review  |  Monday, Dec 10, 2012  |  One Comment
Can Some Good Come From the RFA Controversy?

Watching the Radio Free Asia (RFA) controversy unfold has been a painful process, not the least because it threatens to overshadow the tragedy inside Tibet and complicate support for Tibet in the US Congress. …

Are the Speaker and Kalon Tripa stifling free speech?
The Tibetan Political Review  |  Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012  |  One Comment
Are the Speaker and Kalon Tripa stifling free speech?

A certain defensiveness is settling over the elected leadership of the Tibetan government-in-exile (TGIE). The self-immolation crisis in Tibet and the resignations of the Tibetan Envoys have placed extreme pressure on the TGIE leadership’s signature …

Some Truths about the Tibetan Government’s rebranding
Deconstructing official fallacies and disingenuous arguments
Christophe Besuchet  |  Friday, Aug 26, 2011  |  8 Comments
Some Truths about the Tibetan Government’s rebranding

Considering the strong resentment expressed by Tibetans toward the rebranding of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile as the “Tibetan People’s Organization”, it is surprising that this decision has not been further challenged. This is particularly remarkable if …

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 …