Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang: Triple Trouble on China's Periphery

By Minxin Pei /Oct. 17, 2014
The ongoing demonstrations by pro-democracy students in Hong Kong since the end of last month have raised one important question: why is Beijing facing simultaneous unrest on its periphery?

Status And Position Of The Tibetan Youth Congress

Lodi Gyari
By Lodi Gyari

Last year in 2013, the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of New York and New Jersey invited me to speak on the founding day of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) which I could not attend. Later in 2014 on the 16th March they have invited me again to participate in a panel discussion; I could not attend this also due to prior engagement. Therefore, I have decided to present in writing the things that I wanted to share during these two meetings and add some BACKGROUND information. 


India’s Generic Shift From Nehru’s Suicidal Idealism To Patel’s Self Respecting Pragmatism

By Vijay Kranti

November 23, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinpeng and
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Chinese President Xi Jinpeng's visit to India appears to have happened at a time and in an environment that was surely not tailored in the same fashion as Beijing had got used to dictating since past many decades. It all started with the inauguration of Mr. Narendra Modi when the new establishment in New Delhi invited all heads of states from the neighbourhood except China -- for whatever logic.  Subsequently Mr. was made to wait till the Rath Yatra of Modi diplomacy completed its pilgrimage to nearly each of such centres of Asia that have been perpetually threatened by the same bully neighbour that Indian has been dealing with since the geo-political map of Asia changed with the advent of a Communist ruled China in 1949. 

India Seeks to Balance China's Power in Asia

By Brahma Chellaney /September 14, 2014/
NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept to power in May with a thumping electoral mandate, faces a major test in diplomacy in the form of bilateral summits this month with three powers central to Indian foreign policy: Japan, China, and the United States. Modi met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on September 1, and will now receive Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi. He will then visit the White House at the end of the month.

China In Transition: Implications for Asia- Economic Dimension

By Mr.K.Subramanian
August 11, 2014

In the early part, the paper goes over five generations of changes in the political leadership in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It details the nature of developments especially in the emergence of diversity within the governing classes and notes that the single party authoritarian has been giving way to a collective form of leadership which reflects changes in leadership, especially in terms of sociological and professional backgrounds. There is greater institutionalization of power structure to accommodate diverse interests.
It is under such conditions that Mr. Xi Jinping took over as the President and, despite earlier struggles, he has been able to consolidate his leadership. This is reflected in the composition of the Politburo Standing Committee (PCB). The PCB represents “elites” and “populists” and there is hope that there will be balance in policy formulation.

In Tibet To Stay

By Max Boot
July 19, 2014

Seven Years in Tibet was the title of a popular book and movie. I spent only five days in Tibet in early
Train running over a bridge in Lhasa
July—just long enough to get adjusted to its headache-inducing altitude (the capital is 11,800 feet above sea level)—so I hesitate to draw sweeping conclusions. But even a brief visit revealed realities beyond the headlines, which normally focus only on events such as monks burning themselves to death to protest Chinese occupation. Visiting two of the largest cities, Lhasa and Tsetang, and driving around the countryside, I saw the benefits as well as the bane of China’s rule.

Tibet City in the Western Ghats as the Ultimate Exile Base

By Mila Rangzen
July 1, 2014


In its undated circular condemning my article " Is Dharamsala Safe for Tibetans?" that appeared on Tibet Telegraph, the Dharamsala Tibetan settlement office has unscrupulously lied about my name claiming Mila Rangzen as my pseudonym and Dhondup Choephel as my real name. This  is a cheap attempt on the part of the office to discredit me and my article. Yes Dhondup Choephell WAS my old name. I changed it legally to Mila Rangzen when I became US citizen in January 2004. I have no reason to hide my identity nor do I need a pen name. My new real name Mila Rangzen is in use since 2004. I am sure the reader will agree with me that it would be wrong to misinform the public that Tenzin  Gyatso is  a pseudonym (for the Dalai Lama) just because his real childhood name was Lhamo Dhondup.

Unraveling the direction of India’s China policy

By Col. R. Hariharan 
June 25, 2014

An analysis of China’s reading of the pulse of India’s foreign policy changes under Prime Minister Narendra Modi written on June 13, 2014 titled “China’s reading of India’s foreign policy trend” is reproduced below.

On Shamar Rinpoche’s death and the future of Karmapa

Thierry Dodin
By Thierry Dodin
June 24, 2014

Occurring in Germany when the Karmapa was touring there, the untimely death of Kunzig Shamarpa inevitably gave rise to some speculations. Shamar Rinpoche, referred to as the “Red-hat Karmapa,” was a lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and had played a part in some controversy.

My Take on Misinformation About the Middle Way Approach

By Tsering Wangchuk 
June 20, 2014
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 world over. The Campaign generated one of the biggest media coverage in recent times from New York Times to Guardian to Straights Times to South China Morning Post and not to mention about Indian and Tibetan media.