Lobsang Sangay needs to be a ‘Sangay’

Dr. Lobsang Sangay reading an
Indian newspaper, Times of India 
By Tendar Tsering

Literarily, the Tibetan word “Lobsang” means “intelligent” and “Sangay” means “lion” and certainly, Lobsang Sangay, our prime minister, a graduate of Harvard Law School is intelligent and elegant as well as smart and skillful. But then, is he really brave like a lion, a true son of Lithang, the land of warriors? Maybe not, maybe he is just too kind, as he himself describes as a “kind-hearted-lion” in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia!

Watching My Cousin Brother Burning Alive On Fire

Gyaltsen, gearing for a free Tibet protest.

By Gyaltsen Jan. 12, 2015

My cousin brother, Lobsang Jamyang, self-immolated for Tibet in 2011. Several months later, Lhapa Kyizom, a Tibetan journalist from Voice of America,
came to my school with a video footage of my cousin brother. She asked me if I was mentally prepared to watch it. I told her I was ready even though, I was not. I think no one is ready to watch their loved ones burning alive. Subsequently, she took out an iPad from her bag and left it opened on my lap and went outside. Probably, as I could feel, she understood how hard it was for me to watch my cousin burning.

Tibet, The Road Ahead


By Pam Tenzin Phuntsok
Dec. 8, 2014

Tibetan people lived a life in near absolute terms different from the Chinese. Tibet neither
Pam Tenzin Phuntsok
has to borrow nor to buy history from China. The continued conflicts and clashes between the Communist government of China and the Tibetan people (both inside and outside) in the last six decades still proves that there is inherent and incessant trouble inside Tibet. The revolt of 1959, uprisings of 1988 and 2008 were continuations of displeasure of the Tibetan people against the oppressive and suffocating rule of Communist China.
Tibetans on the contrary lived a cultural life somewhat similar to northern India. 

Why Tibet remains the core issue in China-India relations


By Brahma Chellaney 
Nov. 27, 2014

Despite booming two-way trade, strategic discord and rivalry between China and India is sharpening. At the core of their divide is Tibet, an issue that fuels territorial disputes, border tensions and water feuds. 
A file photo which shows a group of
Tibetans protesting against China in India

Beijing says Tibet is a core issue for China. In truth, Tibet is the core issue in Beijing’s relations with countries like India, Nepal and Bhutan that traditionally did not have a common border with China. These countries became China’s neighbors after it annexed Tibet, which, after waves of genocide since the 1950s, now faces ecocide.

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.