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  • My Take on Misinformation About the Middle Way Approach   TPR Editors' Note, provided to Radio Free Asia in response to a request for comment:   We do not want to presume the CTA was talking about us, because TPR is ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 10:49 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Gender Violence, Leadership, and the Modern Tibetan Woman By Dawa Lokyitsang The last few decades has seen a rise in Tibetan women’s voices that has led to an increase in women’s leadership positions in the male ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2014, 9:52 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TIBETAN NATIONAL CONGRESS CONDEMNS THE BASELESS ALLEGATIONS AND ATTACKS BY SHUGDEN GROUPS AGAINST HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA   By Tibetan National CongressRecently, we have observed with growing apprehension a disturbing trend that is being orchestrated all over the world, wherever His Holiness is scheduled to engage in ...
    Posted May 30, 2014, 6:20 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Sisters Declare Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Girls and Women By ACHA-Himalyan Sisterhood, USA   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 ...
    Posted May 30, 2014, 6:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Interference and Antagonism: Reflections on the History of the "Golden Urn Lottery" System   By Pema Wangyal The trulku system of reincarnation is a unique characteristic of Tibetan Buddhism, which arose based on the Buddhist concept of karma, the Mahayana concept of Bodhisattvas, and ...
    Posted May 15, 2014, 12:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet’s Long Road to Peace With China Has an End if Suspicions are Put Aside   By Tenzin Norgay Modern China has a wide range of problems. Hardly anyone doubts that Tibet is a historical and political problem for China. In the passionate debate about the ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 4:15 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Rebuttal to Lobsang Sangay’s Claim of "Baseless" Attacks: The Facts Editors' Note: This article was submitted to TPR by the author.  It is a follow-up to a public debate between the author and the Sikyong conducted in the pages ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2014, 6:09 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Doing China's Bidding in Nepal   By the Editorial Board of The New York Times   www.usnews.com Excerpt: "A Human Rights Watch report released this month shows how far Nepal has gone in capitulating to ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2014, 6:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China Repeats Rejection of Dalai Lama’s 'Middle Way' for Tibet   By Yeshi Dorje (Voice of America, March 28, 2014) China has marked the 55th anniversary of the dismantling of Tibet’s government in Lhasa with another explicit rejection of the ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2014, 5:52 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • An Unnecessary Resolution   By Kalsang Phuntsok (Toronto, Canada, March 26, 2014)  Today I am writing this as I can no longer stay silent and feign ignorance of this little thing that happened last ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 7:50 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why is Ngaba Burning?   By Woeser (March 28, 2014) As Kirti Rinpoche put it in his testimony to the U.S. Congress on Nov. 2, 2011: "The Chinese Communist Party has implemented policies of ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2014, 7:46 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Elephant and the Mouse   By Wang Lixiong (Translated by Elliot Sperling March 13, 2014)  While travelling in Europe in the summer of 2012 I made a special trip to Munich. As a longtime observer ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2014, 5:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China Caught in a Bind over Crimea Decision to Quit Ukraine   By Parameswaran Ponnudura (March 18, 2014) A referendum for the independence of Tibet?  A vote for self-determination in Xinjiang?Such questions surrounding the future of the two restive autonomous ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2014, 7:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Until a favorable solution is reached   By Choenyi Woeser (Editor of Tibet Express); translated by Tenzin Gaphel  It has been close to 63 years since the infamous 17-point Agreement was signed under duress between Tibet ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 7:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • EU can play a leading role in the opening of a new page Tibetan-Chinese relations   By Kelsang Gyaltsen (Feb. 19, 2014) Speech of Kelsang Gyaltsen, Special Representative of H. H. the Dalai Lama at the 100th Meeting of the Tibet Intergroup of the European ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 7:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama engages with President Obama for third time   By International Campaign for Tibet (Feb. 21, 2014)  His Holiness the Dalai Lama met President Barack Obama today for nearly an hour at the White House. During the meeting, President ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 7:13 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Exclusive Interview: A Journalist Perspective on Tibetan Struggle for Freedom   Tibet Telegraph (Jan. 6, 2014) Tibet Telegraph caught up with Vijay Kranti, a long time supporter of Tibet and a senior Indian journalist who has extensively written about Tibet and ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2014, 10:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China and Tibet's Revolution in Exile   By Thubten Samphel (Feb. 27, 2014) Throughout China's long and turbulent history, no people along its imperial fringes have been such a nuisance to the Middle Kingdom as the ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2014, 7:06 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Enduring Defiance   By Woeser (March 2, 2014)  On Feb. 27, 2009, three days into the Tibetan New Year, a 24-year-old monk in his crimson and yellow robe emerged from the ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2014, 5:25 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Stanford University Welcomes Chinese Regime's Propaganda   By Gabriel Feinstein (originally published in Epoch Times Feb. 25, 2014) A propaganda show is playing at Stanford University, the latest incursion in a silent war being waged in large ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 9:14 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • My West China, Your East Turkestan   By Wang Lixiong (March 3, 2014)  On the evening of March 1, 2014, several knife-wielding men and at least one woman killed 33 and injured more than 140 in ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 8:13 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of Tibetan American Community Concerned with Shugden Group's Security Threat to HH the Dalai Lama March 3, 2014We the elected members of Tibetan Parliament in Exile from North America and Tibetan Associations of North America are gravelyconcerned by recent events that took place ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 5:47 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • What is this "Middle Way" the Dalai Lama Preaches?   By Buchung K. Tsering (ICT, Feb. 25, 2014) The latest meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President Barack Obama [1] on February 21, 2014 has led to some ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2014, 8:23 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • José Elías Esteve Moltó's Speech at the European Parliament   SPEECH  AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 19 FEBRUARY 2014 by José Elías Esteve Moltó (Main Research Lawyer and author of the Tibet lawsuits and Prof. of International Law at the U ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2014, 5:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Can Tibetan language become a soft political power?   By Ngawang ChoechenCary, North CarolinaCan Tibetan language be a soft political power? Recently, serious questions have been raised concerning the survival of the Tibetan language. From a negative ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2014, 5:15 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Revised History of the ‘Former Site of the Yamen for the Qing Government Minister Stationed in Tibet’   By Tsering Woeser Translated by High Peaks Pure Earth The above photo taken by a Tibetan, shows Tromsikhang currently being transformed into the “former site of the Yamen for the ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2014, 9:12 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Remembering Groups of Foreign Journalists Visiting Tibet in 2008   By Tsering WoeserTranslated by High Peaks Pure Earth Foreign journalists visiting Jokhang Temple on March 26, 2008. High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2014, 9:07 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Taking Control of Our Own Narratives: A Tibetan Writer Speaks     By Sophia SlaterOriginally published at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ [Bhuchung D. Sonam is a member of the editorial board of The Tibetan Political Review]This is the seventh in ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2014, 8:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • SPANISH GOVERNMENT FORCES AN EXPRESS REFORM TO DROP THE LAWSUIT AGAINST CHINESE LEADERSHIP   THE POPULAR PARTY (PP) PRESENTS A BILL LIMITING UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION MADRID WISHES TO AVOID CONFLICT CAUSED BY AN INVESTIGATION INTO GENOCIDEBy Fernando García / Miguel Gónzalez, Madrid There’s no ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2014, 5:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet Justice Center's Open Letter to the Spanish Prime Minister   Dear Mr. Prime Minister: I am writing to you as Executive Director of Tibet Justice Center (TJC), an international legal organization that advocates universal human rights and self-determination for ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2014, 8:31 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama and the ‘Tibetan Question’: Unresolved and Undecided? By Tunga Tarodi The Dalai Lama needs little introduction. His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the XIV Dalai Lama has been the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people in exile ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2014, 6:45 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • How Xi Can Solve The Tibet Problem By Kerry Brown In every political culture — even in ones with a premium on stressing continuity, consensus and unity — at some point, newly appointed leaders will want to respond to ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dispossession of Tibet’s Nomads   By Mark Kernan The Israeli government recently dropped its policy of seeking to evict at least 40,000 Bedouin nomads, although the true figure may well be double that estimate ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet’s Ticking Time Bomb  By Kapil Komireddi          Photo by Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters As the West quietly turns away from Tibet for closer ties with China, young Tibetans are exchanging the Dalai Lama’s ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • REIMAGINING DOEGULING TIBETAN SETTLEMENT By Tsewang Namgyal****MISSION Doeguling Tibetan Settlement (“The Institution”) in Mundgod, Karnataka State (India) will become a leading international Buddhist institution. The Institution is rooted in the Nalanda tradition of ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 5:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Judge Moreno sidesteps arrest warrants against top-ranking Chinese Party members                                                  Li Peng (left) and Jiang Zemin (right), archive photo / ASSOCIATED PRESS Almost two months after the Fourth Section of the Audiencia Nacional’s Criminal Court issued a writ on 18 ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 4:58 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Coming Collapse of the Tibetan Political Movement By Tenzin Yeshi  When Gordon Chang wrote the book, The Coming Collapse of China, it provided a glimmer of hope for Tibetan freedom as well as for Chinese democracy. It ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2014, 4:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Self-immolation/Tibet/China By Thupten Samphel  On Dec. 19, Tsultrim Gyatso, a monk of Amchok monastery near the sprawling monastic town of Labrang Tashi Kyil in the ethnically Tibetan area of the Chinese ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2014, 4:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Growing Up a Girl in India By Tenzin Palkyi In the wake of the recent alleged rape of a Tibetan minor in the Mundgod Tibetan settlement, my girlfriends and I talked one evening about incidents of ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2014, 5:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • How China distorts its minorities through propaganda   By Clarissa Sebag Montefiore (BBC December 16, 2013)(Photo: Tibetan dancers at the 2013 Ethnic Minorities Festival in Beijing [Corbis]) The People’s Republic wants Tibetans and Uyghurs to sing ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2013, 10:16 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Gender Equality and Women Empowerment   By Central Tibetan Administration (December 17, 2013)Gender Equality and Women Empowerment crucial for holistic social growth: SikyongDHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration recognises the importance of gender equality and ...
    Posted Dec 29, 2013, 5:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kashag Statement on 24th Anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize to H.H. the Dalai Lama   By the Kashag (December 10, 2013) On behalf of the 6 million Tibetans, the Kashag pays its deep reverence and humble respects to His Holiness the Great XIV Dalai Lama ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2013, 7:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Last Words of Tsultrim Gyatso   Translation by Buchung D. Sonam  At around 2:30 p.m. (Tibet time) on 19 December 2013, Tsultrim Gyatso (40s), a monk from Amchok Monastery in Labrang Tashi Kyil, Amdo ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2013, 1:51 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Joint Statement: Spanish Government Tibet Lawsuits   By International Tibet Network (December 19, 2013) Tibet campaigners deeply concerned about Spanish government threats to close down Tibet lawsuits. Decisions by Spain’s independent judiciary to indict and order ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2013, 1:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Vested Interests Block Reconciliation in Tibet   By Thubten Samphel (Dharamsala, India) (Photo: TAR Party Secretary Chen Quanguo in Tibet)China's anti-splitism bureaucracy is up in arms. This time the Chinese Communist Party bureaucracy's ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2013, 8:35 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Day I Saw Mandela   By Jamyang Norbu Just four months after he was released from Robben Island, Nelson Mandela came to Boston – the first stop in his nine-city US tour. It was probably ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2013, 8:21 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • History of Tibetan Legal System   By Tenzin Namgyal (Dharamsala, India) INTRODUCTION Tibet has long history of its own distinct legal system which can be traced back to the early Christian era. But, with the advent ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2013, 8:27 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Desperation in Tibet   New York Times Editorial (November 29, 2013)On Nov. 11, Tsering Gyal, a 20-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk, set himself on fire in China’s Qinghai Province. Mr. Gyal ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2013, 6:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lip Service   By the Economist (December 7, 2013)Lip Service: China seems to be winning its arguments with the West over Tibet and human rightsHYPOCRISY does not make you wrong, but ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2013, 7:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Testimony of Kalon Dicki Chhoyang to the Italian Senate   By the Central Tibetan Administration (Dec. 5, 2013)Testimony of Kalon Dicki Chhoyang of the Central Tibetan Administration before the Italian Senate’s Extraordinary Commission for the Protection and Promotion ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2013, 8:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Have the Chinese Government’s Tibet Policies been Adjusted? - By Woser   By High Peaks Pure Earth High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on between June 26 and July 1, 2013 for the Mandarin service of Radio ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2013, 5:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Report: China Taking Tibetan Crackdown Seriously A report from the U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China says despite “low” international media attention, the Chinese government is taking recent unrest in the Tibetan Autonomous Region very ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2013, 5:29 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • “The Disappearance of Tromsikhang’s Different Lives” By Woeser   By High Peaks Pure EarthHigh Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on June 11, 2013 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and published ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2013, 6:33 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Chinese govt. cyberspies step up surveillance of ethnic groups with new language-tracking technology   South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)November 21, 2013Mainland authorities have boosted their cyberspying capability by developing technology that can track communications in the languages of ethnic groups. The ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2013, 6:25 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China's 'Hardline' Policies Will Not Work in Tibet: Exile Leader   Tibetan exile political leader Lobsang Sangay called on Chinese leaders on Friday to change their “hardline” policies in Tibet, urging dialogue as the only way forward to resolve problems in ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2013, 6:17 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Spanish criminal court orders arrest warrants against Chinese leaders following Hu Jintao indictment for Tibet policies   By International Campaign for Tibet Jiang ZeminJudges in the Spanish National Court today (November 18) ordered warrants of arrest to be issued against five Chinese leaders, including former President ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2013, 6:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet’s Middle Way   By Tsering Wangchuk Press Officer, DIIR, CTA   Whatever is dependent arising  We declared that to be emptiness.  That is dependent designation,  And is itself the middle way.  —Nāgārjuna, Mūlamadhyamakakārikā In ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2013, 6:12 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • THE SAD PAINFUL JOKE OF TIBETAN DEMOCRACY   By Jamyang NorbuLonchen Tshering Tobgay walking to his appointment ceremony as Prime Minister, in Thimpu, on July 27, 2013. (AFP) When Bhutan set out on its democracy experiment in ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2013, 6:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Tibetans’ next move on engaging the Chinese   By Todd Stein International Campaign for Tibet9/5/2013   Today, leaders of the Tibetan exile community gather in Dharamsala for the next meeting of the group (the “Task Force ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2013, 6:03 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Some Thoughts on Independence & Middle Way   By Gabriel Hartnell   There are many perspectives in the Rangzen-Middle Way debate raging at present, from the most inspiring Tibetan activists to the most learned Tibet scholars. These ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2013, 5:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Home of Gods and Land of Rivers   By Zamlha Tempa GyaltsenEnvironment and Development DeskCentral Tibetan Administrationprotests against mining in ZatoeThe Tibetan Plateau, an island in the sky is home to some of the ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2013, 5:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Former Chinese president Hu Jintao is indicted for genocide in Tibet   By Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet (CAT) Madrid, Spain 10 October 2013 The CAT - Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet - informs: "Ex-Chinese president Hu Jintao is indicted for genocide in ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2013, 5:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of Tibetan Youth Congress, 44th Anniversary Founding Day   Tibetan Youth Congress7 October 2013 On this auspicious occasion of the 44th founding day anniversary of Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), we the Central Executive Committee members of the 15th ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2013, 5:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Private Member's Agenda for Consideration of the Tibetan Parliament supporting International Criminal Justice and the Tibet cases in Spain   By Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet (CAT)Madrid, Spain It is with great pleasure that the CAT announces that on 25th September 2013 a motion called Private Member's Agenda ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2013, 5:52 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • I Solemnly Swear by the Flag of Tibet By Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi 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 ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2013, 4:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet Support Groups must increase and expand their political impact By Kelsang Gyaltsen Presented at the European Tibet Support Group meeting, Basel, Switzerland, September 2013                                                                             Kelsang Gyaltsen First of all let me welcome you all on behalf of my colleague ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2013, 5:54 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Is Migrating to a "Little Tibet" the Solution? (Little Tibet - Part III) By Mila Rangzen   Four decades of Middle Way Approach (MWA) with no Genuine Autonomy in sight proves that it has failed.There is something wrong with the key we have ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2013, 5:51 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Little Tibet: The Third Way (Part II) By Mila Rangzen   Four decades of Middle Way Approach (MWA) with no Genuine Autonomy in sight proves that it has failed. There is something wrong with the key we have ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2013, 5:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Independence – No ear wants to hear   By Choenyi WoserDeputy Editor, Bod Kyi Bangchen (Tibet Express) Translated from Tibetan by Tenzin Nyinje Karma Chophel speaking at the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile DHARAMSHALA, India, 27 September 2013 ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 6:23 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China Blocks Conference on Famed Tibetan Writer   Radio Free AsiaSeptember 20, 2013 A portrait of Gendun Chophel in India, 1936. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have blocked plans by Tibetans ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 5:41 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • “Why did Beijing Send Out Special Work Groups to Inspect the Mobile Phones of Monks?” By Woeser   High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on March 16, 2013 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on April ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 5:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Those who advocate independence are not against His Holiness: Prof S.Rinpoche   Source: www.tibet.net September 10, 2013 DHARAMSHALA: Former Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche has said those who do not support the Middle-Way Policy are not against His Holiness ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 5:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • VOA: Tenzin Wangyal, Attorney-at -Law   Voice of AmericaPublished 23.08.2013 Tenzin Wangyal is a lawyer and founder of law offices in New York City and Boston.  His firms provide legal representation in immigration ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 5:29 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s Tibet Policies and the Tibet Question By Ugen Gombo [1]   “Bho re bhay phung; Gya dhok bhay phung.” [2] (“Tibetans are ruined by hope; Chinese are ruined by suspicion”.)     After fully opening up Tibet to the ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 6:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Little Tibet: The Third Way By Mila Rangzen  Part OneWith Chinese political power at its peak on global stage, Tibet’s future is neither in the hands of Umavas nor Rangzenpas (Proponents of autonomy ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2013, 6:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of Tibetan National Congress (TNC) on 53rd Tibetan Democracy Day   Dear brothers and sisters, today we celebrate the fifty-third Anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day all over the world. It is a joyous day for all Tibetans as we share ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2013, 6:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on 53rd Tibetan Democracy Day   Fifty-three years ago, on this day the 2nd September in 1960, the Tibetan democratic system formally came into existence with the first directly elected representatives taking oath of office ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2013, 6:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of the Kashag on the 53rd anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day   September 2, 2013 Today on the occasion of 53rd anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day, the Kashag, on behalf of the people of Tibet, offer our heartful reverence and gratitude to ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2013, 6:00 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • An Open Letter to Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay   By Dechen Tsering (August 28, 2013, Berkeley, CA).Dear Sikyong Dr. Sangay,On Thursday August 22, 2013 you gave a late-night talk in Berkeley, California to the Tibetan community ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2013, 6:09 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Ten Questions for Sikyong Lobsang Sangay   By www.tibet.net (August 24, 2013) On the occasion of the second anniversary of the 14th Kashag, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay gave the following exclusive interview to Tibet.net ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2013, 7:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Case for a United Independent Tibet   By Jamyang Norbu (August 8, 2013) On the surface of it the official Middle Way Approach (MWA) theory that even if Tibet were to become independent most of Kham and ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2013, 9:30 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Middle Way: A Highway for Solving Tibet Agony   By Nawang Phuntsog (California State University, Fullerton, CA)  In the on-going discussions regarding Tibet’s status among nations, there are two main ideological perspectives - autonomy and independence.  These two ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2013, 7:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China, Tibet and Beijing's New Thinking   By Jayadeva Ranade Institute of Peace and Conflict StudiesMember of the National Security Advisory Board(NSAB) & Distinguished Fellow, IPCS As China’s new leaders began settling into their jobs ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2013, 7:09 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Multi-million dollar propaganda spectacle opens in a Lhasa under lockdown   By International Campaign for Tibet (July 31, 2013) A multi-million dollar drama about a Chinese princess is being staged in Lhasa from August 1 in a bid by the ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2013, 10:05 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Catch-22 of Middle Way Unity - Part 1   By Jamyang Norbu (July 22, 2013) Asking a question and answering it yourself is a rhetorical device known to the ancient Greeks as hypophora. To be effective the answer should ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2013, 1:23 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A bombing, a self-immolation and a double-standard   By John N. (ICT), July 24, 2013 Last Saturday two citizens of the People’s Republic of China walked into public areas with the intent to commit self-harm. One ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2013, 1:00 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Legal Association Formed   By www.tibet.net (July 1, 2013)Dharamsala: The three-day conference of members of the Tibetan legal fraternity organised by the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission here successfully concluded on ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2013, 12:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Can Unity and Dissent Coexist within Our Exile Movement? By Samdup Tenzin (Edinburgh, Scotland)   In recent times, unity has become the buzzword of our movement. This renewed emphasis on Chikde and Thundrel originally came from within Tibet in the ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2013, 8:01 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • In China Two Distinct Views on Tibet By Thubten Samphel (Dharamsala)June 20, 2013  If recent public comments on Tibet made by Chinese academics and officials are anything to go by, two sharply differing views are developing ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2013, 6:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet: A new way forward  Excerpt from full article published in The Economist:"[Conventional] wisdom on Tibet among Chinese officials is that when the current Dalai Lama dies, the Tibetan problem will be solved. China ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2013, 6:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Security in Tibet: Grid locked   Excerpt from the full article published in The Economist:"[Several] dozen officials from Beijing are wrapping up their three-year tour of duty in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. In early ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 5:33 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The car-hire experience: Trouble on the Tibetan plateau  Excerpt from from the full article published in The Economist:  "[On the] Tibetan plateau, China’s fast-growing, car-loving middle class finds its dream: vast open spaces, roads that ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2013, 5:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet policy: Bold new proposals Excerpt from the full article published in The Economist:  "[Few] outside China think the Communist Party’s strategy for Tibet is working. A combination of economic development and political repression ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2013, 5:31 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • REACHING FOR THE SKY: A Policy Solution to Gender Inequality By Tenzin Palkyi and Tenzin Dickyi June 24, 2013Some years ago, the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) organized a gender sensitization workshop for Tibetan youth in Chennai, India. The ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2013, 6:04 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Accepting Reality: Saving Tibet from the Inside Out By Pema Tsering Bangkok, April 2013 The subject of Tibetan freedom is now part of media culture that reaches everyone who reads a newspaper or watches television. Everyone—from a ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2013, 6:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Preventing Cultural Genocide: The Case for Genuine Autonomy for Tibet By Kelsang Gyaltsen (May 30, 2013)Presented at The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights*                                                                             Kelsang Gyaltsen Just last weekend we witnessed the public demonstration of the excellent bilateral relationship ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:51 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Tibet Fund Announces New Executive Director   The Tibet Fund June 7, 2013The Board of Directors of The Tibet Fund is pleased to announce that Lobsang Nyandak, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2013, 5:26 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • RANGZEN IN YOUR HEART? By Jamyang NorbuJune 6, 2013During the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to the United States he met a group of Tibetan students in Madison, Wisconsin. One of them ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:36 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan refugees in Nepal crying out for documentation  By Humanitarian News and Analysis (IRIN)June 4, 2013Newly-arrived Tibetans at the Tibetan Refugee Reception Center, Kathmandu, NepalTibetan refugees in Nepal, many of who have been here ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:34 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan exiles warned to be ‘watchful’ SHIMLA, 4 JUNE: The Tibetan government- in- exile based at Dharamshala has issued an advisory to all its departments, high officials and different organisations linked to it “to be very ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:28 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Message from the Board of Directors of the International Campaign for Tibet International Campaign for Tibet  May 30, 2013The Board of Directors of the International Campaign for Tibet announces with regret that it has accepted the resignation of Ms. Mary Beth ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:21 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Inside Job: Beijing's New Allies in Its War on Tibet By Lhadon Tethong (May 30, 2013)When the University of Sydney canceled a scheduled talk by the Dalai Lama it revealed the threat that the Chinese state's growing influence ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:08 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rethinking the Tibet movement   By Tenzing Sonam (May 24, 2013) As I write this, two events have taken place that once again demonstrate just how intractable the Tibet issue is and how any attempt ...
    Posted May 24, 2013, 12:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Conversations with Tibet’s Exiled Prime Minister By China Digital Times (May 24, 2013)Harvard educated Dr. Lobsang Sangay was elected as the Tibetan government-in-exile’s equivalent of prime minister in 2011 — he was the ...
    Posted May 26, 2013, 6:35 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A myth that can devastate Tibet   By Maura Moynihan The Asian Age (India) May 18, 2013 The recent Chinese military incursion into Ladakh was a painful reminder of the cost of losing Tibet. And this week ...
    Posted May 24, 2013, 12:04 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Independence: Tibetan People’s Right   By Cao Changqing (May 17, 2013)Translated by Ogyen Kyab Tibet issue has always been a controversial topic. Both the governments of Taiwan and China hold different views from the ...
    Posted May 24, 2013, 11:52 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Clarification on Sikyong’s talk at Council on Foreign Relations   By Central Tibetan Administration (May 16, 2013)This is to clarify some misinterpretation about Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay’s talk on Tibet at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in ...
    Posted May 17, 2013, 7:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Civil Society - Postscript   By Elliot Sperling (May 15, 2013)Readers who have made it to the end of this admittedly long blog post [see: Incivilities] have, I hope, grasped the central point: the ...
    Posted May 21, 2013, 5:51 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Must We love the Party… By Bhuchung D. Sonam (May 13, 2013)Sikyong Lobsang Sangay at Council on Foreign Affairs, DC, USA On 8 May, among many issues the Tibetan prime minister discussed at the ...
    Posted May 17, 2013, 7:25 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Stop "modernising" Lhasa, pleads Tibetan writer By Ami Li, May 9, 2013Construction is seen in the old town section of Lhasa.When Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser protested online this week against a commercial development in ...
    Posted May 13, 2013, 11:46 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Exiled Tibet PM 'not challenging' China Communists   By Shaun Tandon (AFP), May 9, 2013                                                    Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang SangayWASHINGTON — The leader of Tibet's exiled government said he would accept the ...
    Posted May 13, 2013, 11:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Incivilities   By Elliot Sperling Professor of Central Eurasian Studies Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana About a year-and-a-half ago I was having dinner with a group of friends in India ...
    Posted May 7, 2013, 5:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sikyong highlights His Holiness’ remarkable contribution to Tibetan cause   Source: Tibet.net (the official website of the CTA)*April 30, 2013  H.H. the Dalai Lama honours an Indian official during the golden jubilee celebrations of the Central School ...
    Posted May 7, 2013, 5:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Strange Case of the Counterfeit Khampas   By Jamyang NorbuMay 4, 2013When Andrug Gompo Tashi set up the Chushigangdruk (Four Rivers Six Ranges) in Lhoka in the summer of ‘58, and commenced resistance operations, Chinese ...
    Posted May 7, 2013, 5:17 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • If Not Deficit Then What Do You Call This Year's Budget?   By Sangye Kunchok (Dharamsala, India) April 30, 2013.  Have you seen the recently concluded Tibetan Parliament in Exile’s (TPiE) Budget session? It was ended with much confusion and qualms ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2013, 8:20 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Next Incarnation? Seriously?   By Dr. Tenzin Dorjee, Ph.D. (Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University at Fullerton) April 28, 2013. This article, “Tibet’s Next Incarnation? Constitutional Crisis, Confusion and Conspiracies ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2013, 8:35 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • MWA is the Worst Proposal   By Chewang Ngokhang (Southern California). Yes, MWA or the Middle Way Approach is the worst form of proposal on the table except for the rest. Some of you will be ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2013, 8:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Next Incarnation?   By Jamyang Norbu (April 23, 2013) Constitutional Crisis, Confusion and Conspiracies at the Central Tibetan Administration.For some months now, large-scale protests and violent street battles have been raging ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2013, 7:14 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Documents open window on early US Tibet policy, and its mistakes   By Todd Stein (ICT), April 15, 2013. “For much of the past century, US relations with Tibet have been characterized by kowtowing to the Chinese and hollow good wishes for ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2013, 12:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Gonpo Tsering Who I have never met   By Dhondup Tashi Rekjong† Originally written in Tibetan   I first encountered Gonpo Tsering's work on the Tibetan website Khabdha.† Khabdha was launched in the summer of 2008 and Gonpo ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2013, 5:09 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Two Stories: Notes from leaving Lhasa (part II)   By Woeser. (December 2, 2012). Let me first tell a story about some rolls of film: I have always had one wish, namely to use my father’s old Zeiss ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2013, 11:53 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • "Humanisation" and "Hype": Notes from leaving Lhasa (part I)   By Woeser (December 2, 2012) Lhasa train station does not allow visitors coming to see people off to enter the station, and not even platform tickets are sold, there probably ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2013, 11:42 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Vagaries of Tibetan democracy   By Kunsang TanzinToronto, Canada There can be precarious external circumstances under which making democracy function true to its ideals become challenging.  We can overcome such challenges from within by ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2013, 7:34 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • I am Like an Isolated Patient with an Infectious Disease   By Woeser, March 21, 2013                                                           One day just before noon according to Tibetan time, taken from my balconyEvery single day in Lhasa is difficult to describe.  Every morning after ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2013, 7:48 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tenzin Tethong to lead RFA Tibetan Service   By BBG Watch* March 29, 2013 BBG Watch has learned that a distinguished leader and scholar Tenzin Tethong was chosen as the new Tibetan Service director at Radio Free Asia ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2013, 6:32 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Hu Jintao Denounced for International Crimes in Tibet after Losing Immunity from Prosecution   PRESS RELEASE BY THE COMITÉ DE APOYO AL TÍBET (CAT), March 22, 2013 Yesterday morning 21st March, less than a week after Hu Jintao stepped down as China's leader ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2013, 11:05 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Xi-Li Administration – High Expection is Inappropiate   By Tsewang Norbu* I would like to thank the organizers of this conference in giving me the opportunity to share with you today my personal views on the prospects of ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2013, 10:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • It is now the Chamdowas dominating the Tibetan leadership in Lhasa   By Bhuchung K. Tsering, March 19, 2013The appointment of Jampa Phuntsok (Ch: Qiangba Puncog) as a Vice Chair of the National People’s Congress on March 14, 2013, completes ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2013, 10:51 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Another empty chair By John N, March 13, 2013    Secretary John Kerry introduces Tsering Woeser as a winner of the International Women of Courage AwardsLast week Secretary of State John Kerry and ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2013, 10:48 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Of Chinese leaders who might have a direct say on Tibet policy   By Bhuchung K. Tsering, March 11, 2013With the appointment of the Chairman and the Vice Chairs of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 11, 2013 ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2013, 10:44 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Will a China Collapse Bring Freedom to Tibet? By Richard Finney (Radio Free Asia), March 19, 2013Amid Beijing’s reluctance to ease its harsh rule in Tibet, some experts believe that change in the region will come ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2013, 6:35 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Chairman Brown and Co-Chairman Smith Express Grave Concern Over Tibetan Self-Immolations Congressional-Executive Commission on China, 

March 18, 2013 

                              Chairman Christopher Smith (left) and Co-Chairman Sherrod Brown (right) (Washington, DC)—The chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2013, 5:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Senator Robert Menendez expresses concerns over Tibet   Statement of Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 18, 2013                                                    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez from New JerseyMr. President, I rise to express my ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2013, 5:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • How was Shideling Destroyed?   
By Woeser, March 11, 2013 As Edward Said said, narratives are of great importance. Said dedicated his whole life to speaking and fighting for the basic rights of his ethnic ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2013, 5:24 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rewriting the History of the 5th Reting Rinpoche and Shideling By Woeser, March 7, 2013In the most recent issue of “Asia Weekly” I read the following article online: “The Patriotic Sentiment that Han Chinese and Tibetans Must Not Forget ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2013, 5:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Drupchen's Body is a Litmus Test for Nepal   By Tenzin Dorjee (Executive Director, Students for a Free Tibet) March 15, 2013. One of the most enduring Buddhist tales goes like this. In a previous life, when the Buddha ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2013, 7:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Failure of Western Human Rights Policy: Fallacies and Misconceptions about China   By Kelsang Gyaltsen, Special Representative of HH the Dalai Lama to Europe (March 12, 2013). Delivered for the Conference by The World Uyghur Congress WUC on Human Rights in China ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2013, 7:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on 54th National Uprising Day   By Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, March 10, 2013 (Dharamsala)Today marks the day when 54 years ago the government of the People’s Republic of China, pursuing a devious stratagem ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2013, 8:13 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of Sikyong on 54th Tibetan National Uprising Day   By Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, March 10, 2013 (Dharamsala).On this day in 1959, thousands of Tibetans from all walks of life and all three regions of Tibet (U-Tsang, Kham ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2013, 8:03 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • There is a Problem with "Problem Between The CCP and Tibetans"   By Woeser, November 1, 2012I still haven’t read the book “When the Iron Bird Flies: 1956-1962, A Secret War in Tibet” written by the US-based Chinese ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2013, 7:55 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Young lama receives political promotion   By Chris Ratke (ICT), January 30, 2013.An article appeared recently (January 28) in China Daily touting the new political role bestowed upon the state-appointed 7th reincarnation of Reting ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2013, 7:48 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Notes from a trip back to Lhasa   By Woeser, September 30, 2012.On August 12, my husband, Wang Lixiong, and I left Beijing. With us were two artists that were shooting an independent film, Zhu Rikon and ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2013, 5:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Prostrating Before the Most Revered Monks Who Have Faced Great Difficulties   By Woeser, August 2012 (Beijing). A few months ago, a monk from the distant Kham region, who I’d never met before, delivered a message asking me to write the ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 8:47 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Airdropping a message into Tibet   By Todd Stein (ICT).  January 28, 2013.I had the pleasure of attending a discussion on January 24 by Ken Knaus on his new book, Beyond Shangri-La: America and ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2013, 7:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • February 13: Tibetan Independence Day - Global Day of Action   By Students for a Free TibetFebruary 13: In over 30 cities worldwide, the centennial of the 1913 Tibetan Proclamation of Independence was commemorated with ceremonies, concerts, rallies, and public ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2013, 6:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans Fight China With 'Weapon of Weak'   By Ivan Broadhead Voice of America February 26, 2013 Tibetan activist, artist and musician Tamding Tsetan's first album, Open Road, was inspired by the 2008 Lhasa uprising and the ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2013, 6:14 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • No Exit: China Uses Passports as Political Cudgel   The New York Times reports that, in China, people who speak out against the government as well as members of minority groups are often barred from leaving or re-entering ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2013, 6:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sikyong's Testimony Before Canadian Parliamentary Committee on Crisis in Tibet Thank you very much to the Chair and the members of the Sub-Committe on International Human Rights.It is an honour and privilege to be in your presence to ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2013, 6:00 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Open Letter to Nepal’s Prime Minister and Other Leaders   February 27, 2013 Honorable Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Singh Durbar Kathmandu, Nepal Re: Return the deceased body of Drupchen Tsering BY ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2013, 5:54 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • It’s time Tibetan exiles became Indian citizens   By Maura Moynihan The Asian Age (Feb. 21, 2013) This month of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, saw a tragic milestone — more than 100 people in Tibet lit their bodies ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2013, 6:20 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Female Water-Bull Decree of the 13th Dalai Lama: A Study of Tibet's Capacity for Reform and Modernisation   By Tsewang Norbu, Berlin Tibetans and their friends in the free world, from Australia to Asia and Europe to North and South America, have celebrated the centenary of this historic ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2013, 6:00 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • New Party Fuels Debate on Tibet's Political Future   By Radio Free Asia Exiled Tibetans have launched a new political party focused on restoring an independent Tibet, a move analysts say will add to the debate on devising a ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2013, 2:47 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Spain hears Tibet lawsuits, upholds universal jurisdiction   By Kate Saunders* "I thought you were going to be a terrorist," the translator said, clutching my arm as we emerged from the chambers of Judge Ismael Moreno in Spain ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2013, 2:48 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan National Congress Launched   By Tibetan National Congress The Tibetan National Congress (TNC), Bhod Gyalyong Rangzen Lhentsog, a political freedom movement in the tradition of the great national liberation movements of India, South Africa ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2013, 2:20 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • VOA: The launch of Tibetan National Congress   Voice of America Feb. 13, 2013  Kunleng discusses the launching of Tibetan National Congress, an initiative of exile Tibetans advocating Tibetan independence. Guests: Jigme Ugen and Sonam T Nyatsatsang, committee ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • There is A Problem With “Problems Between The CCP and Tibetans”   By WoserTranslated by High Peaks Pure Earth*High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • VOA and China's Latest Narrative on Tibet   By Bhuchung K. Tsering* I am glad the Voice of America has lost no time in challenging the Chinese Government’s accusation that it is encouraging Tibetans to self-immolate ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:14 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rangwang or Rangzen   By Chewang Ngokhang (a.k.a. Ajo Che)For eons I have been debating in my mind between Rangwang and Rangzen.*  I know I have touched raw nerves in the ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why Tibet is Burning...   Published by: Tibetan Policy Institute Kashag Secretariat Central Tibetan Administration Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamshala-176215 First Edition, 2013 Clck Here for Full Report   Email to a friend or share on Facebook ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan National Congress (TNC) Inaugural Statement on 13th February 2013   By Jigme Ugen, Tibetan National Congress The following inaugural statement was given by Jigme Ugen at Tibet House, New York City on February 13, 2013 On this day a hundred ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2013, 6:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan 'Independence Day' Marked   By Radio Free Asia 2013-02-12 Tibetan activists celebrate a hundred-year-old declaration of independence from China. The 13th Dalai Lama photographed in Calcutta, India in 1910 (photo ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2013, 6:34 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Tibetan Youth Association in Europe Demands: Put Tibet on Google Maps   ZURICH and DHARAMSALA, India, February 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of the centennial of Tibet's proclamation of independence, the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (TYAE) is approaching Google ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2013, 6:25 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Restrictions and Their Anomalies: The Third Forum and the Regulation of Religion in Tibet   By Robert Barnett (Columbia University)Abstract: In 1994, at a meeting known as the Third Forum on Tibet Work, the Chinese authorities announced a series of restrictions on religious practice ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2013, 6:15 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Self-Immolation: the Changing Language of Protest in Tibet   By Tsering Shakya (Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia)Tsering Shakya, “Self-Immolation, the Changing Language of Protest in Tibet”, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, no. 25, Décembre 2012 ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2013, 6:02 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Discussions in the Vast Space Between “Should and Should Not”   By Woser Translated by High Peaks Pure Earth High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written for Radio Free Asia on November 19, 2012 and posted on ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 11:13 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Decree of the XIII Dalai Lama (February 13, 1913)   A new translation by Tsewang Norbu, Berlin, GermanyI, King of the Victorious Ones, Lord of the Three Worlds, Possessor of the Buddhist Faith of the Three Times and Space ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 11:02 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • BACKSTORY TO THE 13th DALAI LAMA’S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE   By Jamyang NorbuSacred documents in the pious Tibetan world are generally treated with great reverence – placed on the head, wrapped in silk, fumigated with incense smoke – but perhaps not ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 10:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • How Tibetans are Losing Their Focus and Unity   By Vijay Kranti As ongoing debate on 'Rangzen - vs- Autonomy' issue is leading to an unfortunate division among the Tibetan exile community and fault lines are being dragged to the ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 10:52 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • My nephew and the Self-Immolation   By Tsering Kyi Translated by Dhondup Tashi Rekjong and Tenzin Dickyi  I was sleeping in on Saturday morning when my cell phone rang several times. I picked it up without ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 10:46 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TYC Vice President testifies in the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament   By Tenzin Chokey General Secretary of Tibetan Youth Congress January 31, 2013                                 Dhondup Lhadhar (left), Interpreter (center) Tsewang Dhondup (right) Ottawa, 29 January 2013: The Vice President of Tibetan Youth ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2013, 12:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Final Step in a Democracy   By Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi  With due respect for the Athenians for initiating the early democratic structure in their society and ushering in a new way of governance, the idea of ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2013, 8:26 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans Lack Inspirational Leadership  By Pema RinchenLast night I met with an activist, who has been involved with the Tibetan cause for many years. He was complaining against the Tibetan people for not ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2013, 5:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Independence as Restoration: Chinese and Mongolian Declarations of Independence and the 1911 Revolutions   By Uradyn E. Bulag The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 52, No. 3 December 31, 2012 Republished in TPR under a Creative Commons licenseThe Mongolian declaration of independence ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2013, 7:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rep. Rohrbacher Sounds Alarm Regarding U.S. Overseas Broadcasting; RFA at Center of Controversy   Press Release by Rep. Dana Rohrbacher Jan 16, 2013 Today, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a letter to members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Appropriations ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2013, 11:58 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Board running VOA, RFE is condemned in hard-hitting probe   By James Warren / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, January 20, 2013, 9:53 AM The White House-appointed board overseeing government-funded broadcasts to 100 countries is a dysfunctional mess ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2013, 11:48 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Under Cover: Why are we giving visas to Chinese spies?   By Rep. Dana Rohrbacher As Published in Foreign Policy Magazine Jan 9, 2013; reprinted at http://rohrabacher.house.gov/under-cover In early January, Chris Buckley, a Beijing correspondent newly ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2013, 11:37 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rep. Rohrbacher Letter to Libby Liu   The following letter was sent by Congressman Dana Rohrbacher to RFA President Libby Liu on December 6, 2012, and was recently posted to Rep. Rohrbacher's website. \ Email to a ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2013, 5:57 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why Lhakar Matters: A Response   By Rebecca Novick January 14, 2013 The first reports of Lhakar that trickled into Dharamsala out of Ngaba in Amdo back in November 2008 caused a stir of excitement. Lhakar ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2013, 10:41 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Exile Leaders Push for Dialogue   By Radio Free AsiaJanuary 2, 2013Tibet's exile government calls again for talks with China over the crisis in Tibet. Tibetan exile leaders this week affirmed their commitment ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2013, 10:24 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • On Fire I Will Burn   By Bhuchung D. SonamTenzin Wangmo was born in 1991 and joined Dechen Choekhorling nunnery in childhood. On Oct. 17, 2011, she walked to Sumdo Bridge in Ngaba in northeastern ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2013, 10:18 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Understanding Tibet’s soldiers of freedom, justice and nonviolence By THONDUP TSERING December 28, 2012After 60 years of brutal repression, cultural genocide and policies aimed at wiping out the Tibetan race and nation by the Chinese government, Tibet ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2013, 6:30 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • ICT testifies in Spain’s National Court on Chinese leadership policies in Tibet December 30, 2012 The National Court in Madrid, Spain The International Campaign for Tibet has testified in Spain’s National Court to the direct responsibility of senior Communist Party leaders ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2013, 7:24 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • WHY LHAKAR MATTERS: The Elements of Tibetan Freedom   – By Tenzin Dorjee, executive director of Students for a Free Tibet and a blogger at www.lhakar.org Beneath the wave of self-immolations that has understandably come to dominate ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2013, 7:23 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Task Force on Negotiations Discusses Critical Situation in Tibet and China’s New Leadership PRESS RELEASE  January 2, 2013 A two-day meeting of the Task Force on Negotiations was held in Dharamsala from December 31, 2012 to January 1, 2013, chaired by Sikyong ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2013, 8:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Letter from the Thirteenth Dalai Lama By Bhuchung D. Sonam  January 02, 2013 Dear Brethrens, 2013, the Water-Snake year, marks a century since I made the proclamation of Tibet’s independence on the eighth day ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2013, 6:42 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Remembering Martyr Kalsang Jinpa By Anonymous January 1, 2013 (This article comes from Tibet. The author’s name is withheld to maintain author's anonymity.)  Martyr Kalsang Jinpa was born in a place called ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2013, 6:40 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM NORTH AMERICA CHITHUE January 1, 2013                                                                                                  Chitue Tashi Namgyal                            Chitue Norbu Tsering We are writing this to bid farewell to Year 2012 and welcome 2013. As you all know, 2012 has been extremely ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2013, 6:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet – Lessons from Singapore   By Tsewang Namgyal Early 2012 I had the opportunity to visit Singapore (population 5.1 million).  It was fascinating to note that the country’s economic rise really started after ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2012, 6:01 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sikyong Opens International Conference on China’s Leadership Transition   Source: Tibet.net December 28, 2012. DHARAMSHALA: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay today opened an international conference of China experts entitled, ‘Leadership Transition in China: Implications for the Chinese, Tibetans and ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2012, 5:46 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • International Experts Testify in Spain's National Court as Tension Mounts and the Self-Immolations in Tibet Contiue   By Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet (CAT) 27 December 2012 In the latest writ issued by the Audiencia Nacional’s court Nº 2, two international experts have been summoned to ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2012, 5:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sikyong Welcomes the Nomination of Sen Kerry as the Next US Secretary of State (updated)   Source: Tibet.net December 24, 2012 Senator John Kerry with Sikyong Lobsang Sangay DHARAMSALA: The Sikyong and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) welcome President Barack Obama’s nomination of Senator ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2012, 5:57 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why RFA Matters, So Much, Right Now - By Jamyang Norbu By Jamyang Norbu December25, 2012 Commenting on my last few posts, some readers took me to task for raising the issue of Jigme Ngabo’s dismissal from RFA, thereby (according ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2012, 5:50 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • RFA: Torture Rampant at Chushur   By Radio Free Asia 2012-12-21 Tibetans jailed for political offenses suffer abuse at a Chinese prison near Lhasa. Photo courtesy of International Campaign for Tibet The Chushur Prison ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2012, 5:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • PROTECT KUNDUN, FREE RFA - by Jamyang Norbu   By Jamyang Norbu When I was researching my “Free Radio Free Asia!” piece I came across more information  than I could fit into the article. I also came across material ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2012, 5:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rethink the Status of Tibet   By Ellen Bork December 18, 2012 | Wall Street Journal Asia   Nearly 100 Tibetans have committed suicide over the past three years in protest of conditions under Chinese rule. At first ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2012, 5:59 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Liberty or Death on the Roof of the World   By John E. Isom Board of Directors, Tibet Justice Center 15 December 2012 This past Monday was Human Rights Day, a day that honors the adoption and proclamation, on 10 ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2012, 5:41 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • "Life Above Politics" in Tibet?   By China Digital Times Netizen Voices: “Life Above Politics” in Tibet? Soon after announcing that “inciting” self-immolation would be prosecuted as murder, Chinese authorities arrested a monk and his ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2012, 5:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • RFA Out Front on Tibet Coverage   By: Broadcasting Board of Governors December 12, 2012 Tibetans praying over the body of a self-immolator in Rebkong, November 8, 2012 (Photo courtesy of an RFA listener) Radio Free ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2012, 4:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Xu Zhiyong: Tibet Is Burning   December 12, 2012 China Digital Times Lawyer and civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong is the first prominent Han Chinese to speak out publicly in support of Tibetans as the number ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2012, 4:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TIBETAN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM: A Letter from the Land of Snows Source: Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) TCHRD has translated a letter written by a Tibetan monk, teacher and an activist in Tibet. Written in August 2012, the ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2012, 5:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Harry Wu Writes to Rep. Rohrabacher regarding Tibet and Organ Harvesting Congressman Dana Rohrabacher 2300 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 November 27, 2012   Dear Congressman Rohrabacher,  I am writing to express my concern regarding your stance on the ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2012, 5:28 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China to press murder charges for inciting Tibet immolations South China Morning Post December 5, 2012 China will charge anyone caught aiding or inciting Tibetan self-immolations with murder, state press said on Wednesday, after more than 90 Tibetans ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2012, 6:20 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Immolations, Security Measures Escalate   By Human Rights WatchNovember 29, 2012 (New York) – The self-immolation of seven Tibetans since November 26, 2012, highlights the failure of Chinese authorities to address Tibetan grievances, Human ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2012, 6:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Ultimate Sacrifice: What's the difference between self-immolators and suicide bombers?   BY MICHAEL BIGGS | DECEMBER 3, 2012 Foreign Policy The Western world may be transfixed by the all-too-familiar images of smoldering cars and bloodied children -- the work of suicide ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2012, 6:16 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans are no longer pleading, they are declaring   By Chukie Wangdu, New York On June 16, 1963, a lone Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc, set himself ablaze in an open marketplace in Siagon to protest religious persecution under ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2014, 4:39 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan leader holds hope China can learn from Canada   By STEPHANIE NOLEN NEW DELHI — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Dec. 03 2012 China should look at Canada’s example to allay its fears of Tibetan aspirations for freedom ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2012, 5:27 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Another Senior CTA Official Joins “Free RFA” Debate - by Jamyang Norbu   By Jamyang NorbuI am gratified that my blog posts have generated so much discussion on the issue of Jigme Ngabo’s dismissal from RFA. Even the few inaccuracies in ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2012, 5:23 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s 18th Party Congress and Tibet   Bhuchung K. Tsering

 (November 16, 2012)

International Campaign for TIbetReposted in TPR with permission of ICTA
 preliminary look at the outcome of the much-hyped 18th National 
Congress ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2012, 5:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Clarification from Representative Lobsang Nyandak   Office of Tibet, NYNovember 30, 2012   Mr. Jamyang Norbu’s article “Free Radio Free Asia” dated November 22, 2012, and his subsequent piece “CTA Joins Free RFA Debate” contain ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2012, 12:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • CTA Joins "Free RFA" Debate - by Jamyang Norbu   By Jamyang Norbu I would like to thank the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) for joining the discussion (thru facebook) on my blog regarding the dismissal of Jigme Ngabo from RFA ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2012, 6:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Free Radio Free Asia! - by Jamyang Norbu   By Jamyang Norbu In my last post I mentioned an instance of how Communist China was flexing its economic muscle to disseminate its propaganda in the USA, essentially through paying ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2012, 6:24 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Parliament Saddened by Baseless Allegations Against CTA on RFA Issue   Hon.  Dana RohrabacherChairmanSubcommittee on Oversight and InvestigationsCommittee on Foreign AffairsNovember 23, 2012 Sir, With reference to your letter addressed to the democratically elected Sikyong of the ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2012, 6:16 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Responsibility for the Ngapo Jigme Incident Lies with RFA and not with Tibetan Exile Society - By Woeser   The Responsibility for the Ngapo Jigme Incident Lies with Radio Free Asia and not with Tibetan Exile Society —Thoughts on US Congressman Rohrabacher’s letter to the Central Tibetan Administration ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2012, 6:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dispute Threatens Support for Tibetan Exiles in US Congress   By VOA News A dispute between Tibet's prime minister-in-exile and one of his movement's leading American supporters threatens to undermine U.S. political support for the ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2012, 6:31 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Self-Immolations and the Ongoing Discourses  By Denzi Yishey (November 7, 2012) After reading and commenting on social medias on the recent spate of self immolations in Tibet, a flicker of pain starts to tighten my ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2012, 1:26 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • VOA Exclusive Interview with Sikyong Lobsang Sangay Interview originally broadcasted on Voice of America: http://www.voatibetanenglish.com/media/video/1545525.html  Email to a friend or share on Facebook, Twitter, etc.:    
    Posted Nov 26, 2012, 1:25 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on Allegations Related to RFA   PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 21, 2012 Contact: Mr. Lobsang Choedak +91-9882232476 Statement of Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on Allegations Related to Radio Free Asia Dharamsala, INDIA - It is ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2012, 7:09 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rohrabacher Warns: Tibetan Political Interference in RFA Not Acceptable, Erodes Congressional Support   PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 19, 2012 Contact: Tara Setmayer 202-225-2415 Rohrabacher Warns: Tibetan Political Interference in Radio Free Asia Not Acceptable, Erodes Congressional Support Washington, D ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2012, 6:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Congressman Rohrabacher Concerned about Censorship at RFA   PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 16, 2012 Contact: Tara Setmayer 202-225-2415 Rohrabacher Concerned about Censorship in Tibetan Service of Radio Free Asia Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dana ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2012, 7:38 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why Was Ngapo Jigme, Director of RFA’s Tibetan Service, Suddenly Dismissed? - By Woeser   By Woeser Originally published in High Peaks Pure Earth, November 13, 2012 Reposted in TPR with permission Mr. Ngapo Jigme at the Tibetan Service of Radio Free Asia I was ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 7:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Action Plan and Resolution of Special Meeting on Tibet   Source: Tibet.net, published on November 12, 2012Report adopted by the Second Special General Meeting of the Tibetan People held in 2012 under Article 59 of the Charter of ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 7:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Self-immolations crisis: who is to blame for the stalemate?   By Christophe Besuchet The Rangzen Alliance (www.rangzen.net) Although the number of self-immolations is rising at an exponential and very disturbing rate in Tibet, the crisis is gradually ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 7:04 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet Is the Test of China's Rise   By Lobsang Sangay Originally published on November 14, 2012 in the Wall Street Journal; republished at Tibet.net.President Obama should put the spotlight on human rights abuses during his ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 6:59 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The 'Massacre' of Tibetans - by Woser   By Woeser Originally published by Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2012 Tibetan writer Woeser takes issue with the author of a recent book on Tibetan history, saying her views gloss ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 6:52 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Administration Issues 4 Point Appeal to China's 18th Congress   By Voice of AmericaNovember 7, 2012 The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile today urged the 18th Congress of China's Communist Party to consider 4 points appeal regarding the issue ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 6:48 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The ‘Mechanization’ of Party Power- By Woeser   By Woeser Originally published in High Peaks Pure Earth, October 18, 2012 Reposted in TPR with permission-- High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on April ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 6:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • How long can Tibet burn? (Al Jazeera)   At least 60 Tibetans have self-immolated since March 2011, and in this week alone, seven have set themselves on fire to protest repressive policies by the Chinese government. This ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2012, 7:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Democratic Character of Officialdom   
By Woeser Originally posted on High Peaks Pure Earth, Nov 8, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission After researching the 2008 protests in Tibet, Wang Lixiong proposed the notion of ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2012, 7:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Honoring the American who died on duty in Tibet  By Todd SteinOriginally posted on the website of International Campaign for Tibet, Nov 1, 2012Reposted in TPR with permissionEvery time I visit the U.S. State Department ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2012, 7:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Gangnam Style Parody of Xi Jinping On the eve of the CCP's 18th Party Congress, Students for a Free Tibet and the International Tibet Network released a parody video titled "Tibetans challenge Xi Jinping - Gangnam ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2012, 5:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Essence of Assigning Positions in the CCP   By Woeser Originally published in High Peaks Pure Earth, November 1, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission                                   From left to right: Mao Zedung, Deng Xiaoping, Chang Zemin &  Hu JintaoPeople ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2012, 9:05 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Indistinguishable “N Sequence”   By WoeserOriginally published in High Peaks Pure Earth, October 23, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission Wang Lixiong divides the CCP into “Faction N” and “Faction N+1”, this ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2012, 6:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • 5 Reasons to Be Hopeful for Tibet   By Tenzin Dorjee (Tendor) Originally published on Huffington Post, October 31, 2012Reposted in TPR with author's permissionActivist, Writer and Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2012, 9:00 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • MAKE IT A BURNING ISSUE By Jamyang NorbuOriginally published on his blog Shadow Tibet, November 5, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission Seventy Tibetans have, one after the other, in relentless and purposeful succession ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2012, 8:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TIBETANS IN EXILE: PASSPORT or RC'S, WHO GETS WHAT?   By Maura Moynihan HH the Dalai Lama in Bylakuppe, 1963. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has just completed a successful North American tour, where he was given honorary degrees by ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2012, 5:28 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Visa Brokers and Bribes: M Moynihan and P Gashon Respond   Editors' Note: The responses below from Ms. Maura Moynihan and Mr. Pema Gashon are being published simultaneously.  Ms. Moynihan's article is in response to Mr. Gashon's earlier article ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2012, 5:32 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A concerned dragon: China's fresh overture to Tibetans   By Jayadeva Ranade  Agency: DNA (India) Friday, October 26, 2012   As China prepares to usher in a new leadership at the 18th Party Congress scheduled to open in Beijing on ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2012, 6:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • US Tibetan Immigration: Of Brokers, Bribes and Green Cards   By Pema T. GashonNew YorkOctober 19, 2012 Lately relatives and friends from far and near, both former and current Working Committee Members of RTYC and Tibetan Association of ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2012, 6:39 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • On The Train to Lhasa   By Woeser Published by Radio Free Asia, 2012-10-16  The Qinghai-Tibet train is packed with tourists from every part of China on their way to Tibet, singing several ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2012, 5:54 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Chinese Predicament at Continuing Tibetan Self-Immolation   By Bhuchung K. Tsering, International Campaign for TibetOriginally published at weblog.savetibet.org; reprinted in TPR with permission of ICT Even as the Chinese leadership is engrossed with preparations ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2012, 5:50 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • In unity, we can stand   By Dhondup ( Dharamsala) When we go through the past and present civilization (I guess its problematic to term it as two different civilizations as there is a continuity in the ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2012, 5:27 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why Does the Number of Tibetan Self-Immolators Vary? - By Woeser   High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on August 1, 2012 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on August ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2012, 5:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Article by Gudrub, Before Self-Immolation   The following is Voice of America's translation of an article by Tibetan writer Gudrub dating from March 14, 2012.  Gudrub self-immolated on October 4, 2012, and is reported ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2012, 5:27 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • CTA Releases Documentary on Self-Immolation in Tibet   September 24, 2012 DHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration today released a documentary film titled “The Burning Question: Why are Tibetans Turning to Self-immolation?” The 30-minute film depicts factual ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2012, 6:33 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans in the Chinese Communist Party Leadership By Buchung K. Tsering (International Campaign for Tibet) September 28, 2012(Photo: Pema Choling (Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region) (left) and Jampa Phuntsok (Chairman, People's Congress of the ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2012, 6:28 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lhasa: "A New Area of Racial Segregation" By Woeser (June 20, 2012) Lhasa has at last sunk into an “area of racial segregation”. Apart from setting up security checkpoints around Potala Palace, in the old town of ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2012, 7:14 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Body Count By Elliot Sperling (September 14, 2012) (republished by author's permission) Cultures of memory are organized by round numbers, intervals of ten; but somehow the remembrance of the dead is ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2012, 3:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • UN Members Should Address Rights Crisis in Tibet By Human Rights Watch (September 21, 2012) (New York) – Governments concerned about the worsening human rights situation in Tibet [4] should meet on the sidelines of next week’s United ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2012, 9:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Third Special Meeting of Tibetans Begins By Tibet.net (September 25, 2012)(Photo: Third Special Meeting of Tibetans opening session-25/9/2012) DHARAMSHALA: Hundreds of Tibetan delegates from across the world met Tuesday in Dharamsala ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2012, 9:41 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Special Meeting: Ctrl+ALT+DEL Dr. Lobsang Sangay     By Wangpo Tethong In a few days, Tibetans from around the world will gather in the hill town of Dharamsala.  If you are one of the self-paid delegates on ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2012, 6:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Power of Citizenship By Tsewang Namgyal (New York City)  Ms. Maura Moynihan's provocative, thoughtful and passionate arguments for Tibetans to consider citizenship in their host country must be seriously considered by all ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2012, 9:31 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The High Cost of Protracted Refugee Syndrome By Maura Moynihan (September 13, 2012)    In this post, I will examine how Tibetans in exile now suffer from “protracted refugee syndrome” as defined by UNHCR, the United Nations High ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2012, 6:39 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Fire Extinguishers and "Apartheid" By Woeser (June 13, 2012) (Photo: Chinese armed police in Lhasa patrolling with fire extinguishers) Quite peculiar scenes have been occurring in the old town of Lhasa, all military police ...
    Posted Sep 20, 2012, 9:33 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Diplomat's Interview of Lobsang Sangay By Saransh Sehgal, The Diplomat (September 12, 2012)Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the Kalon Tripa of the Central Tibetan Administration talks exclusively with Saransh Sehgal about the recent self-immolations of ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2012, 8:47 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A softer interference in our internal affairs By Todd Stein (International Campaign for Tibet, Washington DC)Chalk another one up to free speech. That pesky First Amendment sure has some staying power, even if it offends the ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2012, 8:13 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Eleven Tibetan NGOs Support CTA Name Change  By Lobsang Wangyal (Tibet Sun 6 September 2012)A press conference was held today by 11 Tibetan exile organisations to affirm their support for the recent name change (in Tibetan ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2012, 5:29 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet Ensconced in American Politics By Todd Stein (International Campaign for Tibet)In time for their conventions, the two main U.S. political parties unveiled their 2012 platforms, which lay out their policy positions. Each ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2012, 8:14 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A referendum to end the crisis in Tibet     By Tsering Passang 30 August 2012 Allowing Tibetans in Tibet to choose their own destiny may be the only way to end the current crisis and political deadlock. In November ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 6:51 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Self-Immolations and a Chinese suicide     By Bhuchung K. Tsering International Campaign for Tibet Published at http://weblog.savetibet.org, republished in TPR with permission August 29, 2012 There is news that an editor for the ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 6:46 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lobsang Sangay: Tibet's political future lies in Middle Way     By Lobsang Sangay Published in The Asia Times August 2011 was a notable month for democracy for the peoples of Thailand and Tibet. On August 5, Thailand voted in its ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 6:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama's European representative criticises China's role in Tibet     By Ruth Marsden - 20th August 2012, The Parliament The Parliament Magazine talks to special representative of the Dalai Lama to Europe Kelsang Gyaltsen about China's presence in Tibet. Parliament ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 6:33 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan blogging: Tweets from the plateau     The Economist A Tibetan blogger dares to challenge the party line Aug 18th 2012 | BEIJING | IN A recent posting on her blog, Tsering Woeser accused the authorities in Lhasa of ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 6:29 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Saga Dawa In Flames, by Woeser     By Woeser June 19, is the last day of Saga Dawa, the festival that lasts for one month, the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, also called “Buddhist month”. This ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2012, 6:26 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans in India: the Case for Citizenship     By Maura MoynihanAfter posting “Tibetans in Exile: Refugees or Citizens?” I received a great many messages about the need to address the legal status of the Tibetan refugees. In ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2012, 6:11 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Psychology of Tibetan Inaction (the Tortoise Gets Run Over)     By Brent A WernerDharamsala, like all political centers, is awash in games. Nevertheless, I hope that a more mainstream audience will hear what I have to say, considering the ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2012, 6:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet in Exile: Refugees or Citizens?   By Maura Moynihan When the administration of Lobsang Sangay came into office in 2011, the self-immolations exploded, handing the CTA a rare opportunity to articulate the causes of the ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2012, 5:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Congressmen to Clinton: Please do something on Tibet     By Josh RoginForeign PolicyAugust 15, 2012 Two congressmen who lead on human rights issues wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week to urge her to address ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2012, 6:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Rise and rise again until the lambs in exile become lions!     By Mila Rangzen Things are happening in Tibet today that rip my heart apart.  Independencelessness has always been one of them.  Back in 1985 at Bodhgaya we were reassured by ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2012, 9:44 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Run for the Parliament or Forever Hold Your Peace     By Samdup TenzinEdinburgh, Scotland This year marks 25 years since His Holiness the Dalai Lama first unveiled before the US Congress his Five Point Peace Plan for Tibet. This ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2012, 9:11 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China Defense Blog: Crossing River in Tibet From China Defense Blog, the blog of China defense, where professional analysts and serious defense enthusiasts share findings on a rising military power. http://china-defense.blogspot.com How many ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2012, 6:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Letter From the Kalon Tripa August 8, 2012 Dear Friends, Today, on this auspicious Wednesday, the 14th Kashag observes the one-year completion of its Administration. I would like to take this opportunity to reflect ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2012, 6:03 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Announcing the Launch of KARKHUNG The home page of newly launched website—KARKHUNG On midnight Sunday, July 29th, www.karkhung.com was launched online—marking a significant new addition to the Tibetan cyberspace. Karkhung translates ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2012, 10:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Revenge of Fiscal Maoism in China's Tibet (excerpt) By Andrew M. FischerOriginally published on RePub,  July 25, 2012Republished in TPR with permission  In China, central government subsidies to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) – the archetypal case ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2012, 9:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lawsuit Against Chinese Leaders For Crimes Committed In Tibet   Voice of America July 27, 2012 VOA Kunleng interviews Alan Cantos, a Spanish citizen involved in pursuing lawsuits against Chinese leaders using the clause of universal jurisdiction in international law ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2012, 6:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Censorship and the Struggle for Tibetan Freedom   By Tenzin Nyinjey Dharamsala, India, 27 July 2012 “The Chinese government’s censorship policy is morally wrong and the 1.3 billion people of China have a right to know ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2012, 6:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • VOA and RFA Interview Kalon Tripa    བཀའ་བློན་ཁྲི་པ་མཆོག་ལ་བཅར་འདྲི། Interview with Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay about his current visit to Washington DC and his term in office thus far ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2012, 5:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • My Take: Why the Dalai Lama cannot condemn Tibetan self-immolations   By Tenzin Dorje, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, July 18, 2012Originally posted on the CNN Belief Blog(CNN)–In a crass display of moral blindsight, Stephen ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2012, 8:31 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • CCTV’s Explanation for the Tibetan Self-Immolations   By Woeser Originally posted on High Peaks Pure Earth, July 18, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission                            Screenshot from the English version of the documentary on CCTV’s English channel ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2012, 8:27 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • For Tibetans, no other way to protest   By Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay, Central Tibetan Administration, July 13, 2012Excerpt from The Washington PostAn 18-year old monk, identified as Lobsang Tenzin, set himself alight in Bharkham ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2012, 8:26 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China and the art of contradiction on Tibet By Bhuchung K. Tsering, July 14, 2012Originally posted on his blog Tibetreport, July 14, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission The other day, I read through Mao Zedong’s ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2012, 8:24 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Tribute to the Tibetan self-immolators   By Olivier DupuisJuly 18, 2012During my teenage years, Vladimir Bukovsky, Jacek Kuron, Leonid Plyushch and Adam Michnik were the people I admired the most.  Along with them, I ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2012, 5:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Parliament’s Statement on His Holiness’s 77th Birthday   Originally posted on the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration, July 6, 2012On this auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2012, 9:53 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Batting for the McMahon Line   By Ajai ShuklaOriginally posted on his blog BroadswordJuly 10, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission   Simla Treaty of 1914 demarcating Indian Northern Border (The McMahon Line)  As this ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2012, 9:56 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kashag’s Statement on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 77th Birthday Celebrations   Originally posted on the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration, July 6, 2012On this special and joyous occasion of the seventy-seventh birthday of His Holiness the Dalai ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2012, 9:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Response to the TPR editorial, “The Impact of the Resignations of Gyari and Gyaltsen”   By Sandu Namkha, GermanyI am writing this piece in response to the Tibetan Political Review’s (TPR) recent editorial, “The Impact of the Resignations of Gyari & Gyaltsen.” This is ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2012, 9:51 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan capital to build massive theme park about Chinese princess who married Tibetan king   By Associated PressJuly 6, 2012 King Songtsen Gampo flanked Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti Devi (left) and Chinese Princess Wencheng (right) BEIJING — Tibet’s capital will spend billions to build a ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:20 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Toward A Second Generation of Ethnic Policies?   By James LeiboldChina Brief, The Jamestown Foundation, July 6, 2012Reposted in TPR with permission China is debating whether institutions like this university should exist The recent self-immolations ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:23 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Doonesbury on Tibet "Doonesbury"By G.B. TrudeauJuly 6, 2012Originally published at http://doonesbury.slate.com/  strip/archive/2012/07/06
    Posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:25 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • How Did A Christian Win A Religious Lawsuit? (Part 1)   By WoeserOriginally posted on High Peaks Pure Earth July 2, 2012Reposted in TPR with permissionOn April 7, I came across the RFA report “Lhasa Public Security Bureau ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:15 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Four Shocks That Could Change China By Paul Roderick GregoryOriginally published in Forbes, April 29, 2012   In the past four months, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) has experienced four shocks that could materially affect ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2012, 10:15 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet - Poverty Alleviation By Tsewang NamgyalToday, much of the headline news about Tibet is related to political demonstrations and crackdowns. However, it is likely that economic forces will most change the face ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2012, 8:11 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Prime Minister in exile denounces 'terrorist' label  Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay in Melbourne, AustraliaThe following is an excerpt from the article originally published in the National Times, June 26, 2012:"The self-immolations are somehow an ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2012, 8:45 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan girl's operation stuck in legal tangle   By Ajay Sura, TNN [Times of India News Network] June 20, 2012 CHANDIGARH: Dolma Bhuti, 23, a Tibetan national, who had arrived in India in 2001 to study at the ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2012, 11:11 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • “Actually, Telling Lies Requires Courage”   By WoeserOriginally posted on High Peaks Pure Earth, June 21, 2012Reprinted in TPR with permission Jampa Phuntsog (left) and Pema Thinley (right) March is a sensitive month for ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2012, 11:04 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Expert Panel Discusses Cultural Genocide in Tibet   By International Campaign for Tibet, International Federation for Human Rights, and Tibet Support Group of SpainJune 20, 2012 On Wednesday 20th June, at the Brussels Press Club Europe, an ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2012, 11:21 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Laogai in Tibet Conference: Thought Reform of a Different Kind   By Bhuchung K. TseringInternational Campaign for TibetJune 13, 2012The two-day Laogai in Tibet conference organized by the Laogai Research Foundation in Washington, D.C. was educative ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2012, 11:24 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lodi G. Gyari is proposing that the Office of Tibet be moved to Washington, DC. Originally broadcast on Kunleng TV, Voice of America, June 6 2012 s Lodi. G. GyariLodi G. Gyari is proposing that the Office of Tibet, currently based in New York ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2012, 5:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Recognize Tibet, stop China’s dangerous stride   By Kingshuk NagOriginally published in The Times of India, New Delhi, June 4, 2012Tibet as a buffer state between India and ChinaOn the 50th anniversary of the ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2012, 8:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Technology Reaches Remote Tibetan Corners, Fanning Unrest   By Andrew Jacobs The following is an excerpt from The New York Times: Tibetan monks at the Labrang monastery. Chinese security officials shut down cellphone service there for five days ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2012, 10:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • 17 Point Agreement: impact and relevance for today   Originally broadcast on Kungleng TV, Voice of America, May 23, 2012 Signing of the 17 Point Agreement, 1951 Kunleng discusses the relevance of the 1951 Seventeen Point Agreement between Tibet ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2012, 5:12 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • India to reopen Lhasa consulate, China not game   By Jayanth JacobOriginally published in Hindustan Times, New Delhi, May 28, 2012 Dekyi Lingka, the former Indian Mission in Lhasa, Tibet India has sprung a surprise on China by ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2012, 4:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa Accepts Resignations of Special Envoy Gyari and Envoy Gyaltsen   Source: Tibet.net Kalon Tripa Accepts Resignations of Special Envoy Lodi G. Gyari and Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen. The Tibetan Leadership Reiterates its Commitment to the Middle-Way Policy Kalon Tripa ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2012, 9:46 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Response to Denzi Yishey's Letter of March 28, 2012   By Sandu Namkha, GermanyThis is in response to Denzi Yishey’s letter to the editors of March 28, 2012. I mulled over my decision to write this piece for ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2012, 11:44 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Is Carrying Chinese National Flag a Blotch in Exile History?   By Denzi Yishey The Tibetan family – Dongpo Kyi, Tsetan Dorjee, and Lhamo Kyi – started their journey back home to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, on this year’s Tibetan ...
    Posted May 24, 2012, 6:45 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Emperor Does Know   How the system rewards repression, in the name of maintaining stability The EconomistMay 12th 2012 | BEIJING A CENTRAL contradiction in the story of Chen Guangcheng, the blind activist who ...
    Posted May 23, 2012, 11:29 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • On "Petty Criticism", "Trivial Matters" and "Establishing Authority" - By Woeser   Translated by High Peaks Pure Earth (HPPE); Republished in TPR with permissionFrom HPPE: High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on March 5, 2012 for ...
    Posted May 16, 2012, 9:02 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Obama, Romney and the Tibetan Americans   By Bhuchung K. Tsering International Campaign for Tibet(Republished in TPR with permission of ICT)May 9, 2012 Now that the dust has somewhat settled on the Republican Party's ...
    Posted May 16, 2012, 8:36 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet, cynical Sinicism and the tragedy of self-immolations   By Prof. Robert D. SloaneBoston University and Tibet Justice CenterMay 9th, 2012 In a recent article, Barry Sautman ascribes recent self-immolations in Tibet to a few disgruntled ...
    Posted May 14, 2012, 6:48 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Morality Versus Strategy in U.S. Tibet Policy   WASHINGTON, May 4, 2012 (IPS) - By Carey L. BironOn Friday, a panel discussion in Washington called on the U.S. government to stop treating the question of Tibetan human ...
    Posted May 14, 2012, 6:41 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kashag Does Not Endorse Tibetans Burning or Carrying Chinese Flag   Source: Tibet.net (the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration) May 14, 2012The Kashag is aware of the incident of three Tibetans carrying the Chinese national flag during ...
    Posted May 14, 2012, 6:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Adam Yauch (1964-2012) In remembrance of Adam Yauch, 1964-2012. 
    Posted May 7, 2012, 6:31 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • HH Shares his Thoughts on Building a Positive World   April 29th 2012 Ottawa, Canada, 28 April 2012 - On his last full day in Ottawa during this visit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his program with an audience to ...
    Posted May 5, 2012, 6:55 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • HHDL Speaks on Middle Way in California   April 23, 2012Excerpt from HH the Dalai Lama's comments in Long Beach, California (from the official website of His Holiness): One individual wanted to know what made the ...
    Posted May 5, 2012, 6:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • BBG Governor Supports Restoration of Funding for Tibet and China Broadcasts   By BBG WatchApril 24, 2012 At the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in Miami on April 20, BBG Governor Susan McCue made a statement in support ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2012, 7:28 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Envoy Pushes for Change   By Ellen Bork (Director, Democracy and Human Rights at the Foreign Policy Initiative, and ICT board member) The Weekly StandardApril 24, 2012 The Chinese Communist party’s preoccupation with ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2012, 7:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Where is China Heading on Tibet?   Remarks by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari to the Council on Foreign Relations Washington, DC, April 23, 2012 You know that I have been leading the Tibetan delegation for the dialogue with ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2012, 6:57 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Chinese Propaganda   By Dhundup Gyalpo April 5, 2012, Asia Times (republished with permission) "Shocking, outrageous and totally unacceptable": That was how the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization, characterized ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2012, 7:15 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • "Lhasa is Being Ruined By Various Gluttonous Ghosts" - By Woeser   By Woeser Translated by High Peaks Pure Earth When I returned to Lhasa in 2010, I noticed a gigantic shopping centre being built at the margins of the old town ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2012, 7:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Fire in the Mountain   By Gabriel LafitteApril 1, 2012 THE SHORT LIFE OF JAMPHEL YESHI A shower of white silk scarves thrown from even the farthest edges of the great crowd, rethrown and ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2012, 7:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • CNBC - Beautiful People - Lobsang Sangay   Aired on Apr 9, 2012 by CNBC TV18  The recent spate of protests by Tibetans has garnered much media attention and global concern. Where is the Tibetan Freedom Movement headed ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2012, 2:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Power of the Man on the Moon in Tibet   By Bhuchung K. Tsering International Campaign for Tibet  April 10, 2012 Although NASA or any other space organizations have not announced any fresh attempt to send another human being to ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2012, 2:52 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Special Issue: Self-Immolation as Protest in Tibet   Guest Editors: Carole McGranahan (University of Colorado) and Ralph Litzinger (Duke University) From the Introduction - "Tibet has no history of self-immolation as sacrifice, religious offering, or political protest.  Yet ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2012, 8:53 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Of Repression and Rumors   By Tenzin Gelek On March 10th every year since 1959, the Tibetan administration in exile commemorates the Tibetan National uprising day and every year (until 2012) His Holiness the Dalai ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2012, 8:22 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • CTA Launches Tibet Corps   "Tethong proposes a 'program' for Tibetans with skills or education in the West to come to Dharamsala to offer their service to the government.  ...[J]ust as President John F ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2012, 8:38 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Awakened Patriotism   By Tephun Tenzin Shastri Throughout the human history, nationalism and patriotism is at the root of greatness of a nation, the real foundation on which development of any kind and ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2012, 5:51 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Hook, Line and Sinker: Predictable Side Dish Or The Puffer Fish?   By Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi I just happen to come across an article on Indian Express, dated April 2nd, 2012, where it was alleged that China is once again willing to ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2012, 6:16 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Self-immolation and the Impact on Tibetan Youths   By Tenzing Jigme Toronto I reflect on this subject given the increased focus that Tibetan youths are getting from the self-sacrifice made by fellow Tibetan man and women in ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2012, 6:01 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China plays the Nazi Card with the Dalai Lama   By Todd Stein International Campaign for Tibet Pretend you are a Western public relations consultant paid handsomely to advise the Chinese government on improving China’s global image. A client ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2012, 7:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • An Update from North America Chithues   By Tashi Namgyal and Norbu Tsering Members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile for North America 1. We are back home after attending the 3rd Session of the 15th Tibetan ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2012, 7:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • NDTV: No space for conventional protests in China, says Dr Lobsang Sangay   NDTV (India) March 28, 2012 | Duration: 9 min, 18 sec After China blamed the Dalai Lama and Tibet administration's Prime Minister in-exile Dr Lobsang Sangay for inciting the ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2012, 7:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Top Ten Cliches About Environment in Tibet   By Gabriel Lafitte Rukor.org China has a set of slogans that define its approach to the environments of the Tibetan Plateau. These key metaphors, endlessly repeated, shape China’s ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2012, 3:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Crucial Message from Tibet Lobby Day   By Todd Stein International Campaign for Tibet I had a chance this week to go through the responses from participants in last week’s Tibet Lobby Day in Washington.  Combined ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2012, 6:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • ERASING TIBETAN ETHNIC IDENTITY FROM CHINESE CITIZENSHIP: WILL IT HAPPEN? WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?   By Gabriel LafitteRukor.orgZhu Weiqun, of the CCP United Front, has boldly proposed abolishing all reference to nationality on the identity cards all Chinese citizens must carry, and ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2012, 6:27 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Meeting Hu Jintao to solve half of Tibet problems: Gyari Dolma   Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012PTI (Press Trust of India) Two days before the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) summit in New Delhi, the Tibetan government-in-exile on ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2012, 8:42 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Full Text of Parliament’s Resolution on Critical Situation in Tibet   Below is the English translation of the resolution passed by the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile during its session on 14 March 2012.  Source: Tibet.net Resolution No. 2012/15 ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2012, 6:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Are The Voices of Tibet’s Self-Immolators Derailed in Exile?   By Denzi Yishey Wyoming, USA  Social conflicts often involve some misunderstanding. Tibetan society is no exception. By communicating what he or she say (or do not say), Tibetans have been ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2012, 6:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Final Message of Jamphel Yeshi Before Self-Immolation   Jamphel Yeshi, who immolated himself on Monday in New Delhi and died on Wednesday, left a letter which seems to be an attempt to explain his actions.  The hand-written ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2012, 7:36 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s Twitter War   Adam Segal writes on "China's Twitter War" for the Council on Foreign Relations: March 22, 2012 Over the last week, supporters of Tibet, and the merely curious, have seen ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2012, 12:17 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Ambition in the Himalayas: Tibet’s genteel exile government sees rise of US-style politician   By TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — Lobsang Sangay is the prime minister of a country that doesn't exist. His government fills a moldy cluster of yellow brick ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2012, 6:30 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Parliament Session Begins, Deliberation on Tibet’s Critical Situation Among Top Agenda   Originally published on www.tibet.net, the CTA's official websiteDHARAMSHALA, 14 March: The 3rd session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile began today with extensive deliberation on ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2012, 6:33 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China: Tibetan Monasteries Placed Under Direct Rule   Decision Ends Long-Standing Policy Allowing Nominal Self-Rule of MonasteriesOriginally published on Human Rights Watch, March 16, 2012(New York) – The Chinese government has ended a key policy ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2012, 6:32 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Response to “UN Support for Tibet: Are Tibetans Unrealistically Optimistic?”   By Sandu Namkha The author, Denzi Yishey, wrote a whole piece that revolved around an imaginary question. The question he analyzed was, “How well the UN will respond to these ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2012, 4:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Fire on the Mountain - How many Tibetans have to burn themselves before the Chinese care?   By Tsering Woeser,  Excerpt from Foreign Policy, March 13, 2012  Twenty-seven Tibetans have set fire to themselves since 2009 in protest against Chinese rule. Since this January alone, 14 ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2012, 3:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Parliament and Chinese policies By  By Bhuchung K. Tsering (International Campaign for Tibet, March 13, 2012)As the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) are ending ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2012, 6:29 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Buddha and the tigress   The EconomistMarch 10, 2012, by Banyan A FAMOUS story tells how, in a previous life, the Buddha took pity on a starving tigress, who might otherwise have had to ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2012, 2:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Final Campaign Finance Report: Tashi Wangdi Campaign   Brief Report on Kasur Tashi Wangdi la’s Campaign Account The final account for TW campaign is long overdue.  Kasur Tashi Wangdi la has stressed the importance of going the ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2012, 6:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Preparing for troubles - Streamlining leadership in Tibetan regions of the PRC   Originally published on TibetInfoNet Republished with permission from author(s) While personnel changes in the People's Republic of China (PRC) are generally scrutinised against the backdrop of a promotion ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2012, 9:35 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa's Statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day   Dharamsala, India, March 10, 2012.Today, on the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day and the fourth anniversary of the 2008 mass protests in Tibet, I offer tribute ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2012, 10:00 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • What is Our Long Burdened Heart's Desire?   By Lhakpa* Recently, on his visit to the New York area Tibetan community on February the 26th, our new Chief Kalon, Dr. Lobsang Senge made a public speech in which ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2012, 6:33 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Clarification on a Recent Statement by Kalon Tripa to a German Newspaper in Italy   Published on the official Facebook page of the Kalon TripaWednesday, March 7, 2012 The Kalon Tripa and his office would like to clarify a recent statement made by the ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2012, 10:54 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Memorandum on the Call for an EU Special Coordinator for Tibetan Affairs   By Kalsang Gyaltsen, Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai LamaZurich, February 2012Originally published at www.tibet-envoy.eu/content/?p=613  Executive Summary For over five decades, under ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2012, 7:46 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The State of the World: Assessing China's Strategy   The global intelligence company Stratfor has been in the news recently thanks to Wikileaks.  Stratfor's founder and CEO, George Friedman, published an article on China's strategy that includes ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2012, 9:58 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Robbie Barnett: Why Tibetans Are Setting Themselves on Fire   The Asia Society published this interview with Dr. Robbie Barnett, director of the Modern Tibetan Studies program at Columbia University: Why are monks and nuns deciding to use this particular ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2012, 9:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama Card Reappears in Sino-Mongolian Relations   The Jamestown Foundation's China Brief reports on a "quiet series of chess moves involving the Dalai Lama and Mongolia", and the possibility that the Dalai Lama's "next reincarnation ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2012, 11:23 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Losar Tashi Delek: An Offering to the Elderly of Lhasa Who Have Become Criminals for Making a Pilgrimage

 By Woeser   From High Peaks Pure Earth Published in TPR with permission March 3, 2012 High Peaks Pure Earth is posting the English translation of a blogpost by Woeser written and posted ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2012, 6:16 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • UN Support for Tibet: Are Tibetans Unrealistically Optimistic?   By Denzi YisheyThe hunger strike organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) in front of the UN Headquarters at New York City enters its 10th day. The main purpose ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2012, 9:37 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Response to “Reinventing the Art of Protest?”   By Sandu Namkha Germany There are many good questions the author, Denzi Yeshi has raised in the article [Reinventing the Art of Protest].  However, it would be difficult to comment ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2012, 1:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Anonymous Chinese Blogger: To Kill the Spirit of Tibet   China Digital Times has teamed up with Hexie Farm (蟹农场), an anonymous Chinese blogger, to produce a series of political cartoons.  The first in this series is entitled To Kill ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2012, 8:14 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Reinventing The Art of Protest?   By Denzi YisheyFrom the 13th to 15th of this month, the protest against China’s next President Xi Jinping visit to Washington DC were jointly organized by two Regional ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2012, 8:23 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Man on fire   By Bhuchung K. Tsering (International Campaign for Tibet, February 10, 2012) The recent spate of self-immolation could point to a new radicalisation of Tibet’s struggle. On 27 February ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2012, 6:42 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa Launches Tibet Policy Institute   Source: Tibet.net, the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration DHARAMSHALA: Inaugurating the Tibet Policy Institute at the Kashag Secretariat today, Kalon Tripa said the institute aims to carry ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2012, 7:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Obama's "Sun Tzu" China Strategy     Veteran political journalist James Fallows writes a lengthy and thoughtful review of the Obama presidency so far in the March 2102 issue of The Atlantic.  The article touches upon several ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2012, 7:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Wall St. Journal: Xi Lands in U.S. to 'Free Tibet' Protests As Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping landed in the U.S. Monday for a trip that includes meeting with President Obama, Tibetans descended on the White House to protest China ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2012, 6:54 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • “Windhorse, Windhorse, Please Carry André Home…” By Woeser   Originally published by High Peaks Pure Earth.  Reprinted in TPR with permission. High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was posted on her blog on February ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2012, 7:14 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans Burn Selves for Freedom   By Ming XiaOriginally published in The Diplomat, Feb. 7, 2012. Republished in TPR with permission of the author.News today that three Tibetan herders may have set themselves alight ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2012, 11:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China sacks four officials in Tibet over 'stability'     From the Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2012: BEIJING — China on Monday warned government officials in Tibet that failing to maintain stability could result in job loss or criminal prosecution, the ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2012, 8:21 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa Calls for More Concrete Actions from Int’l Community on Tibet     Source: Tibet.netDHARAMSHALA: Expressing grave concern over the well-being of Tibetans in Tibet in view of the Chinese military build-up in Tibet, Kalon Tripa has called for ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2012, 7:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Coalition building and adapting to circumstances: How to pass a resolution for Tibet     By Tenzin Mingyur Paldron On January 31st, a resolution I wrote with a good friend was unanimously approved by the City Council of Berkeley, California -- the first of its kind ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2012, 7:40 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Solidarity and Losar Celebration      By Denzi Yishey Prior to the Kalon Tripa’s January 26, 2012 statement requesting Tibetans not to celebrate Losar (Tibetan New Year) which falls on February 22 this year, there ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2012, 7:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Lama Urges Unity, Nationhood Before Self-Immolating     Final Words of Lama Soepa Recorded in Audio Message to Tibetans Source: Students for a Free TibetAn audio recording with the final words of a Tibetan lama who set ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2012, 11:06 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Evidence of overt Chinese discrimination against Tibetans in the job market   31 January, 2012International Campaign for Tibet • Online listings show rampant use of “limited to Han” in want ads. • At least one state entity – the People’s Liberation Army – appears ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2012, 10:53 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement by Kalon Tripa on the recent killings of Tibetans by the PRC government   Source: Tibet.netJanuary 25, 2012 As Chinese everywhere were celebrating the first couple of days of the Year of Dragon on January 23rd and 24th, 2012. Chinese police fired ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2012, 2:03 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • US Congressional Commission Hears Testimony on Tibet’s Water and Environment   DHARAMSHALA: The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional commission of the United States government, will hear Thursday (26 January) a written testimony on Water Security and ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2012, 1:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts   By Christophe BesuchetThe Rangzen Alliance I do not know if you are like me, but I find it extremely distressing to see how commonly the adjective “desperate” has been ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2012, 1:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Messages from the Tibetan self-immolations   By Bhuchung K. Tsering (International Campaign for Tibet, January 24, 2012)On January 20, 2012 I participated in a Voice of America TV discussion on the Tibetan self-immolations in ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2012, 7:01 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why Didn’t Kalon Tripa Read Out Tapey’s Name?   By Woser January 15, 2012Translated by High Peaks Pure Earth, republished in TPR with permission On January 4, at the end of the fourth day of the Kalachakra teachings ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2012, 12:42 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa: Only Democracy Can Resolve Issue of Tibet   From Tibet.net, the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration:SONEPAT, Haryana: “Only democracy can resolve the issue of Tibet” said Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay at ‘Democracy in ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2012, 12:47 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Except self-immolation, what else can be done?   By Wang Lixiong* Translated by Ogyen (1) I absolutely respect the Tibetan self-immolators. Whether they had clear visions, their intentions being achievable and realistic or not, their collective actions ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2012, 12:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sympathetic Vibes   By Prof. Elliot Sperling (Indiana University) A few days ago Radio Free Asia posted an article on the question of whether there is a growing understanding of Tibet and sympathy ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:31 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Remembering Tapey   By Prof. Elliot Sperling (Indiana University) In the last item I posted on the Rangzen Alliance site I referred to a recent piece by Woeser. Having drawn on her comments ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:29 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Hu Jintao, Culture Warrior, and the Cultural Genocide in Tibet   By Todd Stein (International Campaign for Tibet, January 11, 2012) “China’s President Pushes Back Against Western Culture” is the title of a January 3 New York Times article by ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2012, 3:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Chinese propaganda and the Tibetan self-immolations   By Bhuchung K. Tsering (International Campaign for Tibet, January 12, 2012)   When a dog is cornered it tends to bark ridiculously. I was reminded of this when reading the Global ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2012, 3:53 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa Discusses Hong Kong-style Autonomy for Tibet   The following is an excerpt from Tibet Post International: Quoting the Chinese constitution, the [Kalon Tripa] said, "according to Article 31 of the Chinese constitution, one can start an administration ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2012, 1:58 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Mani Gego’s Yak Meat Processing Plant   By Woeser (Translated by High Peaks Pure Earth; reprinted in TPR with permission) The family planning propaganda poster “Nanchong Restaurant” A large truck transporting ore A steady flow of different ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2012, 1:25 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama Hails 'Growing Understanding'   But experts question the nature of Chinese interest in Tibet.By Radio Free AsiaJanuary 4, 2012Despite Beijing’s harsh policies in Tibet, there is a “growing understanding” of ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2012, 1:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Buddhism - Empowerment   By Tsewang Namgyal  In January 1913, the XIII Dalai Lama returned in triumph to Tibet from his exile in India. The cruel General Chao Erh Feng was forced to return ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2012, 10:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A virtual U.S. presence in Lhasa By Todd Stein (International Campaign for Tibet, January 3, 2012)   U.S. Ambassador to China Makes His First Visit to Lhasa   Like the proverbial tree falling in the woods, if ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2012, 6:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet Goes KABOOM   Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal.   Is there any comic-book character who hasn't been to Tibet? Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Tintin, superheroes like Spy Smasher and the Green ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2012, 11:01 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Self-Immolation and Buddhism   By Jamyang Norbu (1/3/2012, republished with author's permission).     The Yiddish word “chutzpah”, pronounced “huspa”, has the exact same meaning as the Tibetan word “hamba”, and even shares ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2012, 6:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • An Interview with Blake Kerr M.D.: Key Witness Testified in Tibetan Genocide Case in the Spanish Courts   By Alan Cantos for GEA PhotoWordsThe American doctor Blake Kerr was both a direct and indirect witness of forced abortions and sterilizations, torture and infanticide during various visits to ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2012, 7:25 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay on completion of 100 days   Voice of Tibet exclusive interview: ‘Interview with Kalon Tripa’Special edition  (December 25, 2011)      
    Posted Jan 3, 2012, 6:41 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Wen is a good time to visit Nepal?   By Todd Stein (International Campaign for Tibet, December 20, 2011) Today, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was to have been in Nepal. Last week, however, it was announced that his trip ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2011, 8:26 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Congregationalism   By Elliot Sperling (Indiana University)The Global Buddhist Congregation (GBC) that convened in New Delhi from November 27-30 made a bit of news when China reacted harshly to the ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2011, 4:04 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Resource Curse   By Gabrielle Lafitte, December 21, 2011. Republished with the author's permission.SALT PANS TO SMARTPHONES: A REMOTE TIBETAN LAKE IS INSIDE YOUR LATEST HAND-HELDChinese geologists exploring Tibet ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2011, 3:06 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Genocide in Tibet   By Blake Kerr, M.D. (Water Mill, New York)Based on the principle of Universal Jurisdiction, Chinese officials including the former prime minister and president, Li Peng and Jiang Zemin ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2012, 7:25 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Change from Within: Addressing Gender-Based Violence   By Dechen Tsering (Berkeley, California).  Originally published in Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) 2011 DOLMA magazine.  Republished with permission from the author. On July 16, 2011 a young Tibetan woman ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2011, 7:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Conversation: Getting Back the High Ground   By World Policy Journal Editors David A. Andelman and Christopher Shay.A Conversation with Lobsang Sangay, the Kalon Tripa of the Tibetan Government-in-ExileFor half a millennium, since ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2011, 11:12 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China's Crackdown in Tibet Caught on Camera   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review Recently, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile released a video on its official online TV site showing a 2008 Chinese police raid ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2011, 6:37 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Reviewing the First 100 Days of the New Tibetan Administration   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review Speaking in Paris on November 26, 2011, the Kalon Tripa, Lobsang Sangay, commented that the first 100 days of his administration ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2011, 11:47 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lumbini Reborn, Nepal Reborn, Buddha Reborn By Gabriel Lafitte (December 6, 2011)NEPAL: THE NEW RAINBOW NATION?Among Tibetans and their supporters worldwide, Nepal evokes dread. The news out of Nepal is invariably bad. The 20 ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2011, 6:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Memorandum on Genuine Autonomy: Perspectives of International Law & Practice   By Dr. Michael C. van Walt van Praag, 11/29/2011, at the Conference on Genuine Autonomy, European Parliament, Tibet Intergroup, Brussels, Belgium.Mr. Chairman, Honourable Members of the European ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2011, 6:48 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Self-Immolation of Tibetan Monks By Nate Rawlings, TIME Magazine, 12/7/2011It usually takes a U.S. President tweaking Beijing by meeting with the Dalai Lama, or a celebrity-studded Richard Gere fundraiser ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2011, 7:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Update in Tibetan Genocide Case in Spain By Comite Apoyo al Tibet (CAT), December 8, 2011. A KEY WITNESS OF FORCED ABORTIONS AND STERILISATIONS IN THE LEGAL CASE OF THE TIBETAN GENOCIDE WILL TESTIFY IN THE SPANISH ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2011, 7:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Shakabpa and the Awakening of Tibetan History By Jamyang Norbu (12/6/11, republished with author's permission).Academic scholarship may not generally lend itself to moving or inspirational writing, but there are exceptions. Edward Gibbon’s ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2011, 7:39 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans Burn for their Faith and Freedom By Tsering Woeser.Leaving Lhasa for Beijing one month ago, I was relieved to no longer be living under martial law, with soldiers and police everywhere. But for Tibetans the ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2011, 1:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tackling the Thuggish Beijing By Buchung D. Sonam. (Reprinted with author's permission)Hollywood actor and musician, Johnny Depp, was bullied everyday in school by a big fat boy. "Punch him in the face ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2011, 1:04 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Sino-Tibetan Dialogue: State of Play and Perspectives Statement by Kelsang Gyaltsen, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to the European Parliament Tibet Intergroup Conference (Nov. 29, 2011)First of all let me express my deep ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2011, 1:04 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Finding Common Ground on Tibetan Self-Immolations By Buchung K. Tsering Nov. 28, 2011 (reprinted with permission)I enjoy reading the articles by the Chinese "writer" who is having to comment on Tibet related issues under the ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2011, 1:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Wife brings hope to imprisoned Tibetan filmmaker in Tibet Lhamo Tso, wife of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, campaigns for her husband’s release in UK and Europe.By Tsering Passang London: 24 November 2011 Lhamo Tso, a mother of ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2011, 7:20 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Thoughts on the Self-immolations By Tsewang Namgyal The self immolation of our fellow Tibetans in Tibet generates in me strong emotions from sadness, compassion, anger and a mix of the above. However, I realize ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2011, 7:13 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Ambassador Scott DeLisi: Rights of Refugees   By the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Scott DeLisi Published in the Kathmandu Post November 20, 2011 For more than five decades the government and people of Nepal have shown ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2011, 6:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Viewpoint: Are Tibet burnings plot or policy failure?   Twelve Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Tibet this year.  Professor Robert Barnett of Columbia University looks at what has caused these incidents and how China is choosing to ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2011, 6:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Year of the Water Dragon: Why We NEED to Celebrate Losar 2012   By Olo Bayul (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) On Saturday night November 12, I rushed into the famous Glen Street VFW Hall in Somerville, Massachusetts and witnessed some inspiring performances by our ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2011, 1:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sangay Administration Marks First 100 Days   November 16, 2011 marks 100 days since Lobsang Sangay was inaugurated as Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration. During the observance of President Barack Obama's first ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2011, 7:01 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Nepal, Can't We Be Friends Again?   By Tsering LamaJust days ago, on November 13th, Telegraph Nepal reported a rather alarming statement from a spokesperson of Nepal’s Home Ministry. Sudhir Kumar Sah warned that Nepal ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2011, 7:46 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Distinguishing Between Lamas and Leaders   By Tenzin Mingyur Paldron Figureheads are romantic, and spokespersons can simplify a message. Those of us in the United States have witnessed frequent criticism of the supposed incoherency of the ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2011, 8:09 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Montreal Tibetan Community Congratulates Kalon Dicki Chhoyang la   By Tashi Wangyal (Montreal, Canada)November 12th, 2011 was relatively a moderate temperature day in Montreal with slightly overcast sky and light drizzle rain. But despite the weather and the ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2011, 4:15 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Affairs Body Slammed  The TaipeI Times reports from Taiwan: "After an embarrassing question-and-answer session with the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission, DPP legislators said the body is not doing its work ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2011, 4:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Circular from Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kasur Lodi G. Gyari   Lodi G. Gyari states that he has "ceased any involvement with issues relating to the Central Tibetan Administration",  and will continue "in my present capacity as Special Envoy of H ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 11:30 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s restive Tibetan regions: No mercy   Excerpt from The Economist: [Chinese] Officials have reason to be fearful.  For Tibetans, self-immolation is a new form of protest. Such acts are difficult for the authorities to prevent ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2011, 12:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Is the Tibetan Freedom Movement Entering a New Phase?   By Denzi Yishey Since His Holiness the Dalai Lama's March 10 statement on his decision to devolve political leadership of the Tibetan government-in-exile to a democratically elected ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2011, 4:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Stream - interview with Lobsang Sangay Tibet's top political leader voices support for autonomy and nonviolent protest amidst a string of self-immolations by Tibetan nuns and monks.00:25:12
    Posted Nov 12, 2011, 3:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lobsang Sangay Walks the Middle Way in Washington   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review Lobsang Sangay, the new Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), just wrapped up a five-day trip ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2011, 4:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Gyalwang Karmapa Urges End to Immolations   Statement by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje 9th November 2011 Since March this year 11 brave Tibetans have set themselves on fire while calling for freedom in Tibet and ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2011, 10:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • US lawmaker threatens Nepal aid over Tibetans   From AFP: A US lawmaker threatened Thursday to strip Nepal of its millions of dollars in US aid unless it permits refugees fleeing Chinese rule in Tibet to transit through ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2011, 12:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Testimony of Bhuchung K. Tsering to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China   United States CongressWashington, DCNovember 3, 2011Madam Chairman, Congressman Berman, and Members of the Committee. I thank you for this opportunity to testify on the Tibet aspects of ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2011, 6:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Testimony of Kirti Rinpoche, Chief Abbot of Kirti Monastery, to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission   United States CongressWashington, DCNovember 3, 2011I would like to thank the US Congress for giving me this precious opportunity to talk about the worsening human rights situation ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2011, 6:41 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Testimony of Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission   United States CongressWashington, DC November 3, 2011 Chairman McGovern, Chairman Wolf, Commission Members, thank for giving me the opportunity to testify before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. This ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2011, 6:28 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Not Playing With Fire   By Tenzin Tsundue Originally published in The Hindustan Times. Republished in TPR with permission of the author. Tibetan Buddhist monk Phuntsok was known among his friends as a shy novice ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2011, 12:17 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet is Burning - by Woser   High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on October 18, 2011 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on October ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 7:46 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why is International Law and Universal Jurisdiction absent from the Tibet-China debate?   From Fear and Ignorance to Redress and AccountabilityBy Alan Cantos and Dr. José Elías Esteve   For some reason International Law and Universal Jurisdiction – which is a part of it ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 6:50 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • UN experts warn of severe human rights restrictions on Tibetan Buddhist monasteries   Source: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsGENEVA (1 November 2011) – A group of United Nations independent experts voiced grave concern over reports of heavy security ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2011, 1:24 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • In Bhutan, pursuit of happiness is a tough mountain to climb   The Washington Post takes a look at how Bhutan, led by newly-married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, is attampting to balance democracy, modernity, and tradition.  By Simon Denyer, October ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2011, 11:11 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Burning Tibet   By Tephun Tenzin Shastri (Tawang, India)Time to Adopt Realistic Policies: Beijing has learned nothing from 2008 nationwide protest in TibetThe Political Reality of Tibet The 2008 Tibetan national ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2011, 11:00 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Exile Tibetans Help Artist Dismantle Tibet Soil Exhibit   Press Advisory:THOUSANDS OF EXILES TO HELP ARTIST DISMANTLE TIBET SOIL EXHIBIT20 tonnes of soil from Tibet to be distributed to refugees, ending 3-day installationDharamsala – On Friday ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2011, 10:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Warrior Monks   By Buchung D. Sonam. Republished on TPR with the author's permission.Buddhist monks in Tibet are lighting themselves on fire against China’s repressive rule.On 17 October, a ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2011, 10:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Where do we go from here?   By Sherab Gyatso (Chicago, IL)Challenges before the new government.The past three years have been exceptionally momentous times in our political history compared to events in the foregoing decades ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2011, 7:02 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan administration eager to revive Nepal-Tibetan ties   By Amitava Banarjee, October 22, 2011, The Hindustan Times: Lobsang Sangay the Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration) has shown willingness to adopt diplomatic measures to ensure ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 6:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Extinguishing Rangzen   By Prof. Elliot Sperling (Indiana University)On the morning of the 15th, English-language reports of another self-immolation in Rnga-ba appeared, with one news dispatch on Phayul stating ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 6:53 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • How About Some R-e-s-p-e-c-t?   By Tsering Lama. Reprinted on TPR with permission.A video has just emerged of the Chinese military lockdown in Ngaba. It was shot clandestinely by Agence France-Presse and shows ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 6:51 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Between the Lines: Interpreting the Dalai Lama's Statements on his Successor   By Prof. Robert Barnett, Columbia University.  Reprinted on TPR with permission.IntroductionOn September 24, following a meeting of the leaders of the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism in Dharamsala ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 6:47 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • AFP Video: Ngaba Under Siege   From AFP: Southwest China's Aba [Ngaba] is under a military-like occupation with armed riot and paramilitary police lined up along the main street of this small town famed ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2011, 7:28 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Igniting the Embers of Independence   By Jamyang Norbu.In mid-December last year, Mohamed Bouazizi, a humble Tunisian street-vendor of fruits and vegetables, set himself on fire to protest the confiscation of his produce ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2011, 7:24 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Freedom and the Day After   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review The Time to Plan is Now Although the revolution in Libya is no longer in the headlines, that country’s attempt ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2011, 8:27 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Fire Under the Snow: Tibet's Self-Immolations of Protest   By Tenzin Mingyur Paldron (Berkeley, California). Republished on TPR with permission by the author."To burn oneself by fire is to prove that what one is saying is of the ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2011, 7:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • News of Tibetan Self-Immolations Censored Online   By Sophie BeachOriginally published in China Digital Times and republished in TPR with permission Following a series of self-immolation incidents by Tibetan monks near the Kirti Monastery in ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2011, 10:12 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan rap on Chinese knuckles flusters Beijing   By Kate SaundersOriginally published at http://www.sunday-guardian.com/analysis/tibetan-rap-on-chinese-knuckles-flusters-beijing. Reprinted in TPR with permission.A catchy rap video made partially ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2011, 7:34 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Time for Serious Thinking, Time to Change Policy   By Tephun Tenzin Shastri (Tawang)Going by Beijing leaders negative attitude and intention and worsening situation inside Tibet, other than international moral and vocal support to our cause, there is ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2011, 7:35 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Self-immolation and the renewal of the Tibet movement   By Tenzing Jigme (Toronto, Canada)The self-immolations of the young monks are a very worrying trend and a very frustrating moment for Tibetans around the world. I can only ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2011, 7:35 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama Keeps Firm Grip on Succession   By Didi Kirsten Tatlow, 10/5/11 (copyright 2011 New York Times) Reprinted on TPR with permission.Robbie Barnett, Director of Modern Tibet Studies at Columbia University, discusses the issue ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2011, 8:52 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet: What does a trend of self-immolations tell us?   By Emily Lodish, October 7, 2011 (copyright 2011 Global Post) Reprinted on TPR with permission.Originally published at: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/tibet-what ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2011, 8:53 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Queer Politics and Tibet   By Tenzin Mingyur Paldron (Berkeley, California)Headlines of the current decade reflect significant interest toward various kinds of emancipatory politics and their effects, with a particular gravitation toward LGBTQ rights ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2011, 10:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Has the Dragon Swallowed South Africa Yet?   By Tashi Wangyal (Montreal, Canada) If you look at majority of the Governmental Tibet supporters, they are either in the opposition party or have some other vested interest.  And the ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2011, 10:44 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Forgotten History of Tibet's Role in Nepal's 1949 UN Application   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political ReviewOn September 23, 2011, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally submitted Palestine’s application for United Nations membership to Secretary General Ban ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2011, 8:56 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Women's Association seeks effective implementation of legal measures protecting women's rights   Tibetan Women’s Association Website, September 30, 2011September 30, 2011, Dharamsala  Two TWA representatives, also members of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, today tabled the dire issue of ‘Violence against ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:33 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama outlines his Master Plan   By Bhuchung K. TseringThe International Campaign for Tibet Blog, September 26, 2011On September 24, 2011, the fourteenth Dalai Lama made yet another statement that will have great impact ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2011, 3:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • What's Happening to Tibet Today?   By Tencho GyatsoThe International Campaign for Tibet Blog, September 27, 2011   Last week, I spoke with two people who had traveled to Tibet recently. Visas to Tibet are seldom ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2011, 3:41 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Canadian Culture Centre (“TCCC”) – Thoughts   By Tsewang NamgyalThere have been recently much rumors, constructive criticisms and innuendos related to TCCC. The intent of this piece is to exploit the crises to see how it ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:32 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sangay’s New Cabinet: Strengths and Weaknesses   By the editorial board of The Tibetan Political Review September 26, 2011Throughout his campaign, Lobsang Sangay repeated that, if elected, his nominations of Kalons (Ministers) would be inclusive of ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2011, 7:57 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The common destiny of Tibet and Palestine!    By Tenzin Nima Delhi, India An important news item making headlines all over the world these days is the Palestinian Authority’s bid to secure full membership at the ongoing ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2011, 6:24 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of H.H. the Dalai Lama on the Issue of His Reincarnation   Statement issued on 24 September 2011   IntroductionMy fellow Tibetans, both in and outside Tibet, all those who follow the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and everyone who has a connection to ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2011, 4:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • "Right" of Passage   By Tenpa Gapshi     Almost every society has a rite of passage, depending upon values and beliefs held by the said community, that marks an important transition for a person.  Although ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2011, 7:15 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • 10,000 Tibetan Professionals: A General Survey   By Denzi Yishey“Education will be our number one priority... We will strive to reach 10,000 professionals among 150,000 in exile and appeal to Tibetans inside Tibet to ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2011, 6:39 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TPR Welcomes New Editor   The editorial board of The Tibetan Political Review is delighted to announce our newest member, Tenzin Dickyi. Tenzin Dickyi is doing her Master’s at Columbia University.  From 2009 to ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2011, 7:16 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement from new North American Chitue   By Tashi Namgyal The election of leaders through a fair and free election is one of the most important tasks of a democratic administration.  The Tibetan exile community participated in ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2011, 5:53 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • An Analysis of the New Kalons   By Tashi WangyalMontreal, CanadaNow that the new Kalons [Ministers] have been nominated and sworn in, I am sure that many of the exile Tibetans are intensely discussing and ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2011, 7:46 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Parliament Beats the U.S. Senate by 59,904 Times   By the editorial board of The Tibetan Political Review September 21, 2011   On September 16, 2011, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile demonstrated a stunning efficiency in its approval of the ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2011, 7:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa Announces Portfolios Of New Kalons   From Tibet.netDHARAMSHALA: The portfolios of the new Kalons in the 14th Kashag was announced by Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay at a press conference held today at the ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2011, 6:41 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • My thoughts on the new Tibetan Cabinet-in-Exile   By Bhuchung K. TseringThe International Campaign for TibetICT Blog, September 16, 2011Although Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay (Chairman of the Cabinet) of the Central Tibetan Administration took his ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2011, 12:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Professional Development   By Tsewang Namgyal In this modern globalized economy one needs to continuously learn new skills or update otherwise one will lose one’s competitive edge. It is very exciting that ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2011, 6:46 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • New Kashag (Cabinet) Formed   Tibet.net - Dharamsala, September 16, 2011 Kalon Tripa, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, introduced six nominees of his Kashag (cabinet) on the floor of the Parliament this morning, the first day of ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2011, 7:14 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s Tibetan Theme Park   By Richard BernsteinThe New York Review of BooksIn the international press, China’s tensions with Tibet are often traced to the Chinese invasion of 1950 and Tibet’s ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2011, 7:17 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • U.S. International Religious Freedom Report   U.S. Department of StateBureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor International Religious Freedom Report ReportChina (Includes Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau) September 13, 2011 TIBET The United States ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2011, 6:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TJC Releases "Tibet’s Stateless Nationals II: Tibetan Refugees in India"   September 15, 2011 –– Tibet Justice Center (TJC) today released Tibet’s Stateless Nationals II: Tibetan Refugees in India, a comprehensive report that documents and analyzes the legal status of Tibetan ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2011, 7:20 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • What the Tibetan people and the PRC can learn from Canada?   By Tenzing Jigme, York University, Toronto.     The rich history and diversity of Canada has a lot to offer both the Chinese government and the Tibetan people. Two issues stand out ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2011, 12:51 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Mining Menace The Tibetan Plateau holds the key to China’s accelerating demand for heavy metals, say authorities. But this plan is driven by resource nationalism rather than market logic, argues Gabriel ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2011, 7:59 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Young lawyer aids exile Tibetans with his language and legal skills   By Amy YeeThe Christian Science MonitorIn Dharmasala, lawyer Vinayak Sharma uses his language and legal skills to help Tibetans facing India's complex legal system.   Vinayak Sharma sits ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2011, 8:50 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • "Who Are the Real "Orientalists"? By Woeser   By Woeser   The protests that swept across the Tibetan region three years ago led to some interesting conclusions among China’s mainstream scholars and writers.For example, Professors Wang Hui ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2011, 6:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Wanted - Tibetan Mining Professionals By Tsewang NamgyalI was concerned to read the recent article titled: Make Tibetan plateau an Exploitation Free Zone for World Community's Benefit. The general purist policies advocated by ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2011, 7:32 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Statement of Kalon Tripa on the Occasion of the Fifty-first Tibetan Democracy Day   Delivered on September 2, 2011.     Today, we celebrate the fifty-first anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day. On this auspicious occasion, in which we celebrate our shared aspiration for human freedom ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2011, 6:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Prisoner Lobsang Tenzin's health critical By Richard Finney, originally published on Radio Free Asia online, on September 1, 2011. Tibetan monks protest at the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, March 5, 1988.Tibet's longest-serving ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2011, 12:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lobsang Sangay interview with Radio Netherlands Tibet v. China - A Middle Way Radio Netherlands Tibet’s new political leader says he hopes the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will recognise that Tibet is occupied by China ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2011, 7:17 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Response to Samdup Tenzin's recent article, "Towards a Financially Sustainable CTA" By Dan Haig*I would like to point out, in response to part of Samdup Tenzin la's recent article, "Towards a Financially Sustainable CTA" that this statement is just ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2011, 12:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China plays Dalai Lama succession card By Saransh Sehgal   DHARAMSALA, India - China arranged for the 11th Panchen Lama to visit Labrang monastery, the home to the largest number of monks outside of the Tibet Autonomous Region ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:28 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Reconsider the name 'Tibetan Government in Exile': Tibetan Youth Cong By Amitava BanerjeeOriginally published in Hindustan Times on August 28, 2011.Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the largest pro-independence Tibetan organisation worldwide has resolved to send in a petition ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2011, 7:58 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Speaking of Kalons By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review The 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile meets from September 16 to October 1 of this year.  One if its key tasks ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2011, 8:22 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Financial Viability of the Central Tibetan Administration By Tsewang NamgyalNew YorkThank you TPR for your editorial (Previewing the Policies of the Sangay Administration). I would like to share a thought related to financial viability. It ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2011, 7:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Phayul Open Interviews - Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay is the first guest on 'Phayul Open Interviews', a new series of interactive interviews where Phayul gives an opportunity to the general public to ask ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2011, 4:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Some Truths about the Tibetan Government’s rebranding: Deconstructing official fallacies and disingenuous arguments By Christophe Besuchet       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 ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China replaces Tibet's hardline top official By Ben BlanchardOriginally published on Reuters African online, August 25, 2011.                                 Chen Quangcuo, new Party Secretary of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Thursday that it ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2011, 10:31 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Think Again: Nonviolent Resistance By Erica Chenoweth Originally published on Foreign Policy online magazine, August 24, 2011.     "Nonviolent Resistance Is Admirable but Ineffective."Hardly. In the current geopolitical moment, it may seem hard to ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:50 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s ‘Liberation’ of Tibet: Rules of the Game By Professor Robert Barnett Originally published in The New York Review of Books, August 22, 2011.  Republished in TPR with permission.    Audience members at the ceremony for 'the sixtieth anniversary ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:52 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans Forced From Homes Originally published on Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2011.   Chinese authorities seize land in Tibetan areas for government and commercial development.   Bulldozer arrives at village demolition site in Namling county ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:53 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama's New Leadership Plan Challenges Beijing Originally published on www.stratfor.com on August 9, 2011:   Forty-three-year-old Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay was sworn in Aug. 8 as prime minister of the Indian-based ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2011, 2:29 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Previewing the Policies of the Sangay Administration By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review At his August 8 inauguration as the new Kalon Tripa, Lobsang Sangay gave what was probably his best public speech so ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama: Lamas at loggerheads The EconomistAugust 20, 2011IT WAS never going to be easy. Installing the Chinese Communist Party’s chosen man as Tibet’s second-highest ranking religious leader has been ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2011, 9:50 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Xinhai Revolution and Tibet By Woeser   Translated and originally published on High Peaks Pure Earth, http://www.highpeakspureearth.com/2011/08/xinhai-revolution-and-tibet-by-woeser.htmlReprinted in TPR with permission.   On ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2011, 12:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan refugees aim to produce 10,000 professionals in 10 yrs Originally published in Business Standard, August 18, 2011 Baldev S Chauhan / New Delhi/ Shimla August 17, 2011, 0:38 IST   The new prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2011, 10:10 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Who is Responsible for the Destruction of Ganden Monastery? By WoeserTranslated and originally published on High Peaks Pure Earth on August 9, 2011, http://www.highpeakspureearth.com/2011/08/who-is-responsible-for-destruction-of.html Republished in ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2011, 11:49 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement of the outgoing Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche on the oath-taking ceremony of the new Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, outgoing Kalon Tripa August 8, 2011, Dharamsala     With profound respect to Your Holiness, the democratic leadership of the Tibetan people, your excellencies, the honorable guests and the Tibetans ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2011, 9:39 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Myth of Socialist Paradise By Lobsang Sangay Originally published in the New York Times, Op-Ed, August 16, 2011. Dharamsala, India THREE years ago, Tibetans from Lhasa to Lithang rose up against Chinese rule ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2011, 6:04 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • My long-cherished aspiration fulfilled, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama Originally published on the Central Tibetan Administration's official website on August 8, 2011. DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama today said his long-cherished aspiration has been fulfilled, as ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2011, 5:55 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Inaugral Speech of Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay Delivered on August 8, 2011 in Dharamsala, India.My fellow Tibetans: Today on this auspicious day when Guru Rinpoche, the great Indian yogi who spread Buddhism in Tibet, was born ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2011, 10:53 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Legitimacy Beyond Dispute By Bhuchung D. Sonam.  Republished in TPR with the permission of the author.As the clock struck 09:09 on the morning of 08.08.2011 at the Dalai Lama ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2011, 9:49 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Press Statement of Thinley Lama, the Dalai Lama's New Envoy in Nepal Kathmandu, 5 August 2011.Editors’ Note: The Nepalese police arrested Thinley Lama for holding this press conference.   As we know, for the last few days we have seen reports in ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2011, 10:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Now, a chance to end Tibet stalemate By Lobsang Sangay, originally published in Times of India on August 7, 2011.       Tomorrow, i take the oath to become the Kalon Tripa, or elected political leader, of the Tibetan ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2011, 11:24 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan refugees ask Nepal to address rights in new constitution Newsleaks, August 5, 2011.   Hounded by security forces and deprived of most of their rights as refugees, Nepal’s vulnerable Tibetan diaspora Friday urged the government to address the rights ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2011, 2:13 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Nepal arrests Dalai Lama's new envoy in Nepal Published in Times of India, South Asia on August 5, 2011. Editors' Note: Mr. Thinlay Lama was released on August 5 at approximately 8:00pm local time, thanks to the ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2011, 2:16 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Towards a Financially Sustainable CTA By Samdup Tenzin, Edinburgh, UK.After months of political theatrics in the Tibetan Diaspora following His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s official announcement to retire from active politics, the dust ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2011, 9:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Obama, the Dalai Lama, and US-China Relations: The Current State of Affairs   By Prof. Robbie Barnett Published in China Beat, reprinted in TPR with permissionJuly 27, 2011 -- In early 2010, when President Obama met with the Dalai Lama, this made a ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2011, 7:51 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Gary Locke – the new U.S. Ambassador to China   By Todd Stein, International Campaign for TibetReprinted in TPR with permissionJuly 28, 2011Yesterday, the United States Senate confirmed Gary Locke as the new U.S. Ambassador to ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2011, 7:07 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lobsang Sangay speaks at Asia Society (Video)   NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 — Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the newly elected Kalon Tripa (or Prime Minister) of the Tibetan Government in Exile, discusses the contentious issues that will dominate his ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2011, 11:21 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Conversation with the Dalai Lama   By Melissa MathisonJuly 21, 2011 Rolling StoneHis Holiness on his reincarnation and his decision to step down as head of the Tibetan government The sun is shining on ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2011, 11:15 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Congressional committee says no new Chinese consulates in the U.S. until the U.S. gets one in Lhasa, Tibet   By the International Campaign for Tibet A House panel says China cannot build new consulates in the United States until it allows a U.S. consulate in Lhasa, Tibet.  The ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2011, 11:11 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Troubling T-Shirts in Holy Times: The Impropriety of Being Political   By Topden Tsering If you thought it’s only in China-occupied Tibet that perils can be brought upon your head for asserting your Tibetanness, think again! Last week, at ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2011, 7:02 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama and Gyalwa Karmapa in Washington   By Saransh Sehgal The Asia TimesJuly 20, 2011 DHARAMSALA, India - There were more reasons than usual for Beijing to feel furious over United States President Barack Obama's date ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2011, 6:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Transcript: VOA's Interview With the Dalai Lama   By VOA NewsJuly 18, 2011 The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, is visiting Washington, where he sat down with reporter Xin Chen of VOA's Mandarin Service ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2011, 6:25 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Young Tibetans Take A Lead in Ladakh Settlement   By Cornelius Lundsgaard The Tibet Post International Dharamshala: - In the Tibetan settlement of Sonamling in Ladakh, less than 100 km from the Tibetan border in the northernmost corner of India ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2011, 6:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Nepal Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Tibetan Refugees   By Mikel Dunham www.mikeldunham.blogs.comJuly 14, 2011The Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the release of a group of 12 Tibetans after finding that their 20 ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2011, 8:18 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet, China, and America: Toward the Light?   The EconomistBy BanyanJuly 19th 2011 ON THE topic of Tibet, Xi Jinping, the man widely expected to be the next leader of the Chinese Communist Party, sounds much ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2011, 7:01 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TPR Interview With Samdhong Rinpoche Addresses Devolution, Name Change, Middle Way, and Indian Citizenship   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review --On July 13, 2011, a member of the TPR editorial board sat down for an interview with Samdhong Rinpoche at his ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • CTA Considers China's New White Paper on Tibet Another Whitewash   In response to China's latest white paper on Tibet, the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration issued the following statement during a press conference ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2011, 8:41 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Tibetan Movement Pulls the Plug on Itself: Advantage China   By Professor Elliot SperlingJuly 18, 2011I have received several requests over the last few weeks to post the article I wrote for the July issue of Jane’s ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2011, 8:48 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Recognize the Kalon Tripa   By Ellen Bork  The Wall Street Journal July 19, 2011Granting recognition to Tibet's secular leader could lower tension when the Dalai Lama dies. The Chinese government reacted to ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2011, 6:12 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Jamyang Norbu: ENDING TO BEGIN (PART I)   By Jamyang Norbu  --  Ganden Phodrang labrang, Drepung Monastery, LhasaThings fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2011, 9:01 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why is China afraid of the Dalai Lama?   By Fred HiattEditorial Page Editor, The Washington Post Published July 14 “If China overnight adopted a democratic system, I might have some reservations.. . . If central authority collapsed, there could ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2011, 8:53 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • USAID to give $2M to support Tibetan settlements   By PTI July 14, 2011, 03.36pm IST WASHINGTON: US soon will announce another $ 2 mn to support Tibetan settlements in India, Nepal and Bhutan, a Obama Administration official has ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2011, 8:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kashag's Statement on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 76th Birthday   Dharamshala: - On this very auspicious occasion of the seventy-sixth birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Kashag, on behalf of all Tibetans in and outside Tibet, would like ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2011, 8:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kashag's Clarifications on the Amendments to the Charter for Tibetans-in-Exile   Honourable Speaker, When the parliamentary secretariat asked if the Kashag had any agenda to be included in the first session of the Fifteenth Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, we said that ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2011, 8:44 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Nepalese Bureaucrat Fights for Tibetans' Rights   By Greg Bruno The National (Abu Dhabi), July 8, 2011 Sudhip Pathak is an unassuming man. Balding and doughy with a bad heart, he looks nothing like the tough human ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2011, 11:31 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama at 76   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review   --   His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet celebrated His 76th birthday today, July 6, in Washington, DC.  Born in 1935 ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The New Administration in Dharamsala Begins to Take Shape   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review   --   The new administration under Kalon Tripa-elect Lobsang Sangay is beginning to take shape.  In an encouraging move, Kalsang “Kaydor” Aukatsang ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2011, 1:42 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • What China Could Learn from the Dalai Lama   By Lobsang SangayThe Washington PostPublished July 4, 2011    Wednesday, on his 76th birthday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be honored at Verizon Center by 11,000 people ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2011, 11:26 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • American Independence Day   Two hundred and thirty-five years ago today, the thirteen American colonies declared their independence from the British king.  In issuing the Declaration of Independence, the American colonists set out ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2011, 5:40 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Discussing the Complex Situation of Tibetan in Nepal   By Jamyang Dorjee Nepal is undergoing unprecedented rapid political changes with new political powers emerging. Changes will mean challenges and opportunities but when it comes to the issue of Tibetans ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2011, 7:22 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Democracy Conundrum   By Tenzing SonamHimal Magazine, July 1, 2011 The recent attempts to devolve the Dalai Lama’s political responsibilities have highlighted just how difficult – and critical – such reforms are for ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2011, 6:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Disappointments of Samdhong Rinpoche’s 10-year Tenure   By Thokme Sangpo Email: thokmesangpo@yahoo.fr     Samdhong Rinpoche’s 2nd term Prime Ministership is nearing its end.  I voted for him in the 1st election and against him in ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2011, 7:20 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • July 9, Washington DC: HH the Dalai Lama's public talk   His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Talk for World PeaceWith Whoopi Goldberg and Skylar GreyGrey is scheduled to perform a new version of her hit song "Coming Home ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2011, 7:26 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • White House Mum on Dalai Lama Meeting   Politico, June 27, 2011Washington, DCBy MJ LEE When the Dalai Lama visits the U.S. next week, the White House is expected to perform a familiar Washington ritual ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2011, 6:13 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s Water War with India   By Claude Arpi Daily PioneerJune 26, 2011 Is China trying to divert the Brahmaputra waters to its dry north and north-western regions? Or, is it merely trying to ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2011, 8:01 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China Strengthens Hold on Nepal, Comes to India's Doorstep   By Jayadeva Ranade Daily News and Analysis/DNA India Friday, June 24, 2011 A series of recent events reveal that China’s geo-strategic policy has Nepal firmly in its ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2011, 8:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • New Tibetan Refugee Coordinator Urges Restraint in Nepal   Times of IndiaTNN Jun 24, 2011 KATHMANDU: With a new leader taking over Tibetans' government in exile from August and a new voluntary coordinator appointed in Nepal for the ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2011, 8:01 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Huntsman/Dalai Lama Photo   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political ReviewWhile Tibetans have just wrapped up the historic 2011 election for Kalon Tripa and parliament, Americans are just entering into the ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2011, 8:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Uyghurs Push Self-Determination   By Radio Free Asia  'Autonomy' is ruled out at global talks among diaspora.    Uyghur exile groups have decided at a landmark international conference to push ahead with the right to ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2011, 7:43 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Legitimacy and Role of the Central Tibetan Administration   By Kelsang Gyaltsen, Envoy of H. H. the Dalai Lama June 20, 2011Once again the small Tibetan world in exile seems to be torn apart by an emotional and ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2011, 6:55 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Respecting and Recognizing the Tibetan Government and Sustaining the Hope Alive (TYC Statement)   By Tibetan Youth Congress  June 7, 2011 One of the highest, most commendable achievements of the Tibetan people during the last 52 years in exile has been our ability, despite ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2011, 7:10 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The New Face of Tibet   By Sunanda K Datta-Ray The Pioneer (India)June 17, 2011 Lobsang Sangay, the new Prime Minister or Kalon Tripa of Tibet in exile, is an astute lawyer who can ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2011, 7:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Exile Tibet’s New Prime Minister Faces Challenges Ahead   By Dr. Fiona McConnell  University of Cambridge, U.K. When Tibet makes the headlines it is usually for one of three issues: Chinese Government crackdowns on unrest inside Tibet, such ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2011, 4:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • New Chithue, New Idea - Vote Dr. Tsering Wangchuk for Chithue     From Friends of Dr. Tsering Wangchuk Dharamsala, Ladakh, Delhi, Orissa, Miao, Bylakuppe, Mundgod, Kollegal, Hunsur, Mainpat, Bhandara, Dekyiling, Mussooire, Kador Gangsum and Rawangla ༄༅།།  མཚུངས་མེད་དབུས་གཙང ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2011, 4:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • After the Dalai Lama      Tibetans in exile build new institutions as their spiritual leader leaves politics. By AMY YEE The Wall Street Journal, Opinion Asia Dharamsala, India  The Dalai Lama's official role in ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2011, 7:42 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • English Translation: Kashag's Clarification on the Amendment to the Charter of Tibetans      Speech by Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche to the 1st session of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile June 2, 2011 Translation courtesy of Tibetan Women's Association (TWA)     There are ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2011, 6:16 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Not Quite People’s Aspiration      By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review   The recent changes to the Tibetan Charter have potentially changed the very foundation of Tibet’s political struggle, and yet these ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2011, 10:24 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama’s Devolution of Power and What it Means to the Issue of Tibet      By Jamyang DorjeeThe devolution of political powers by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to the elected representatives in exile has aroused mixed reactions within the Tibetan community. It ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2011, 6:19 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Prospect of Deliberative Democracy for the Tibetan People?      By Jigme Tenzin What is the state of Tibetan Democracy in Exile? I want to address this question in this short article by testing some of the ideas of Deliberative ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2011, 6:10 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Government In Exile, by Robert Barnett      The Dalai Lama prepares to hand-off Tibet's political leadership to a fresh new face. BY ROBERT BARNETT On Wednesday, the Dalai Lama definitively declared that he would reject ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 10:52 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama’s Historic Move      By Vijay KrantiThe Pioneer, May 31, 2011By giving up his political and executive powers to elected representatives of the Tibetan ‘Government-in-Exile’, the Dalai Lama has struck ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 10:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sangay Interview: "If you don't like my ideas, sorry to have wasted your time"      Claude Arpi Interviews Lobsang Sangay, Rediff.com, June 3, 2011On March 10, the Dalai Lama dropped a bombshell: he had decided to stop all political activities. In one way ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 9:51 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Lobsang Sangay's Wrong Churchill Quote      By Christophe BesuchetThe Rangzen AllianceI had not yet fully digested the scope of the Dalai Lama’s retirement when I was struck by a curious remarks made by ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 9:56 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • New Star Steers Tibetan Transition      By Sreeram Chaulia Asia Times OnlineJune 2, 2011DHARAMSALA - When exiled Tibetan spiritual-cum-temporal leader the Dalai Lama announced his retirement from political life in March, he had ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 9:42 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • No Role for the Karmapa      By Mary FinniganThe Guardian (London), May 26, 2011 More than 400 delegates from 20 countries met this week in the Indian Himalayas to implement changes that will have a ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 9:35 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • An Open Door for Tibet?      By Mary Beth MarkeyPresident, The International Campaign for TibetChina's invitation to the Dalai Lama to go home could set the stage for a negotiated solution on Tibet ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 9:29 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Decapitated, Then Emasculated: The Programmed Termination of the Tibetan Nation   By Christophe Besuchet The Rangzen Alliance   The sort of political sentence pronounced on the Tibetan people resembles the terrible "death by a thousand cuts". This was a form of execution ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 10:05 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Evolution, Revolution, Devolution, and Refocusing Legitimacy      By TibetInfoNet Despite the consternation it has raised among Tibetan exiles, the Dalai Lama's retirement from the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) merely recognises a state of affairs that has ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 10:17 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Only Hope Lies Within      By Peter LeeAsia Times Online The election of Harvard Law School fellow Lobsang Sangay as the Kalon Tripa, or prime minister, of the Tibetan government in exile has been ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2011, 10:05 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan parliament amends Charter for Dalai Lama's devolution of power      Phayul -- Monday, May 30, 2011 Dharamshala: Dharamsala, May 30 - The 3 day special session of the 14th Tibetan Parliament in Exile that concluded Saturday (May 28) amended the Tibetan Charter ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2011, 6:46 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • General Meeting Calls For His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Leadership      Tuesday, 24 May 2011 The Tibet Post International Dharamshala: The Second Tibetan National General Meeting today came to an end after three days of intense deliberation. 10 working committees had ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2011, 7:13 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Hardliners' Approach to Tibet      By Tenzin Pema, Earlham College, Indiana, U.S.A. The Tibetan exiles’ third general election of Kalon Tripa (Prime Minster) and Dalai Lama’s subsequent decision to relinquish centuries old ...
    Posted May 24, 2011, 6:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • VOA Kunleng: Changes to the Exile Charter: Considered Views      VOA Kunleng, May 20, 2011 Kunleng invites Arjia Rinpoche, former Abbot of Kumbum Monastery, and Dr. Thupten Jinpa, Principal translator to the Dalai Lama since 1985, to discuss the possible ...
    Posted May 22, 2011, 6:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Historic Tibetan National General Meeting Commences      TibetNet, May 21, 2011 -- DHARAMSHALA: Hundreds of Tibetan delegates representing Tibetan community from across the globe have begun discussing amendments to the Charter on the devolution of His Holiness the ...
    Posted May 22, 2011, 6:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Parliament in Exile To See First Ever Opposition Party      Wednesday, 18 May 2011 1 The Tibet Post International Dharamshala: Tenzin Rabgyal is a man with a democratic plan. The 31-year-old MA student of public administration, and volunteer ...
    Posted May 22, 2011, 6:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan translation of "TJC Identifies Legal Risks in Re-Naming Central Tibetan Administration"        Statement by Tibet Justice Center One-page PDF with English and Tibetan text available at: http://www.tibetjustice.org/dalailamadevolution/RenamingRisks.pdf Two-page PDF with English and Tibetan text ...
    Posted May 22, 2011, 5:57 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Failing to see the issue        By Wangpo Tethong Hundreds of Tibetan exile officials, parliamentarians and representatives of the settlements are meeting to discuss and decide on the future political status of H.H. the Dalai ...
    Posted May 20, 2011, 7:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TJC Identifies Legal Risks in Re-Naming the Central Tibetan Administration        Statement by Tibet Justice CenterMay 20, 2011 -- Tibet Justice Center notes that a proposal is being considered that the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, also known as the Central Tibetan ...
    Posted May 20, 2011, 12:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Issues Regarding Amendments in the Charter for Tibetans-in-Exile      By Youth for a Better Democracy  Since His Holiness the Dalai Lama initiated the democratization process in exile Tibet fifty years ago, our democratic institutions have achieved a high level ...
    Posted May 20, 2011, 10:58 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • TJC issues Tibetan translation of Historic Legal Memorandum      Tibetan translation of Legal Memorandum on Dalai Lama’s Historic Devolution of Power; Urges Dalai Lama as Head of State, Checks and Balances, and More Deliberative Process for Amending Constitution ...
    Posted May 19, 2011, 6:17 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China’s Tibet Policy Remains Unworkable – Analysis      By Bhaskar Roy, South Asia Analysis GroupThe Chinese leaders must understand that turmoil in Tibet is in nobody’s interest. India has made it clear innumerable times that it ...
    Posted May 19, 2011, 8:32 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Exile Charter Amendment: The Role of the Dalai Lama (VOA)      VOA Kunleng, May 18, 2011 Kunleng invites Penpa Tsering, drafting committee member and Chairman of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, to discuss the proposed Preamble and Article One, and changes ...
    Posted May 18, 2011, 7:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • China and Tibet: No way, Sangay (The Economist)      The Economist May 17th 2011, by BanyanAS CHINA gears up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its annexation of Tibet, it has issued a stinging rebuff to the newly ...
    Posted May 19, 2011, 8:32 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama's remarks on devolution of power      His Holiness clarifies the issue of his retirement from political responsibilities in his remarks made during the "Jataka Tales" teaching. His Holiness speaks in Tibetan with simultaneous translation into English ...
    Posted May 18, 2011, 6:50 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet Justice Center Releases Legal Memorandum on Dalai Lama's Historic Devolution of Power      Tibet Justice Center Releases Legal Memorandum on Dalai Lama’s Historic Devolution of Power; Urges Dalai Lama as Head of State, Checks and Balances, and More Deliberative Process for Amending ...
    Posted May 13, 2011, 4:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Message from North American Chitue-elect Norbu Tsering      Tashi Delek Supporters and fellow Tibetans in North America:   THANK YOU ! THUK-JE-CHEY !   Tashi Delek members of the Tibetan community throughout North America. I am profoundly honoured to be ...
    Posted May 13, 2011, 8:14 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement by North American Chitue-elect Dicki Chhoyang      May 7th, 2011 Dear fellow Tibetans,Last week, I learned that I was elected as Chitue for the North American community.   I wish to thank you for your faith in ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 10:25 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Sangay: "Before ’59, It Was An India-Tibet Border. Defence Bill Wasn’t High."      By Ashish Kumar SenOutlook IndiaMay 16, 2011The newly elected Kalon Tripa (prime minister) of the Tibetan government-in-exile prepares to take over the political role of ...
    Posted May 19, 2011, 8:33 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's only hope lies within      By Peter Lee  May 7, 2011 The Asia TimesThe election of Harvard Law School fellow Lobsang Sangay as the Kalon Tripa, or prime minister, of the Tibetan government in ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 10:28 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Diaspora elects new Chairman of the Tibetan Cabinet : Why the EU matters      By Vincent Metten, EU Policy Director of the International Campaign for TibetDr. Lobsang Sangay has been elected to be the new Kalon Tripa (Chairman of the Tibetan Cabinet) with ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 10:29 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • VOA Kunleng: Kalon Tripa Elect Lobsang Sangay      VOA Kunleng invites Kalon Tripa Elect Lobsang Sangay to discuss his vision and goals as head of the exile Central Tibetan Administration.   
    Posted May 18, 2011, 6:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Parliamentarian Network Releases Report on Tibetan Elections      29 April, 2011International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT)INPaT TEOM Releases Report on Tibetan ElectionsThe International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT) deployed a team of 22 ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 10:27 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Thank You Message from Lobsang Sangay      By Lobsang Sangay, originally published at http://www.kalontripafortibet.org/With profound humility I accept the Tibetan people's support and the post of Kalon Tripa.It is sobering to ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 10:01 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Congratulations from Kasur Tenzin Namgyal Tethong      By Tenzin Namgyal Tethong, Kalon Tripa 2011 Candidate April 27, 2011  The official results of the 2011 Kalon Tripa and Parliamentary elections of the Tibetan government were declared late last ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 10:00 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Congratulations from Kasur Tashi Wangdi      By Kasur Tashi Wangdi and his campaign team. Kasur Tashi Wangdi and his campaign team wish to take this opportunity to congratulate Lobsang Sangay-la on his victory as the ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 9:59 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Statement on Being Elected European Chitue      By Chungdak Koren (Oslo, Norway) April 27, 2011Today the results of the elections were announced in Dharamsala. I received 758 votes and came 2nd in Europe, thus making me ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 9:49 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Message from the Tibetan Elections      By Buchung Tsering, April 27, 2011Today, the Tibetan Election Commission in Dharamsala , India, announced the results of the general elections held on March 20, 2011 to elect the Kalon ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2011, 11:45 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Torch is Being Passed      By the editorial board of The Tibetan Political Review   The scene: the inauguration of the new leader. He is relatively young.  He won election over an older and more experienced ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2011, 9:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Election Commission Announces Final Results of Elections   From Tibet.netDHARAMSHALA: The Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration today declared the final results of the elections of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the third ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2011, 7:54 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Securing Tibetan People's Interests: the Dalai Lama Knows Best By Tsering Passang (London, UK)   “The Fourteenth Dalai Lama will be compelled to do this at whatever cost to Tibet; and, paradoxically, the only way by which he might ultimately ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2011, 8:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Relations Don't Retire   By Sherab Woeser                     “Does the King do what he wants or does he do what the people expect him to do.”                                          -From the motion picture 'The King's Speech'The ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2011, 7:49 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Charter Drafting Commiteee Issues Draft Preamble & Related Article By www.Tibet.net   PREAMBLE   From the time of its founding, commonly placed in the early 2nd Century BC, Tibet has existed as a sovereign nation for almost its entire ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2011, 7:35 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama's Exile Challenge for Tibetans By Robert Barnett, 3/14/2011 The Dalai Lama's promise on 10 March to step down from his position as head of the Tibetan government has already been described ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2011, 8:07 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Replaying the Film "Serf" Won't Brainwash Anyone! By Woeser, March 30, 2011   Translated version orginally published 4/12/2011 at High Peaks Earth: http://www.highpeakspureearth.com/2011/04/replaying-film-serf-wont-brainwash.html.   When the ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2011, 6:35 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Feedback to TPR Editorial on the Dalai Lama & Impacts of Devolution of Power By Tsewang Norbu   Thank you all on the Editorial Board of the TPR for this thought provoking article.  I have put down some of my thoughts in writing on this ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2011, 8:17 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Committee Submits Draft Charter Amendments to Parliamentary Secretariat By www.tibet.net (Dharamsala) The committee appointed to make draft amendments to the Charter of Tibetans in exile on the devolution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's political ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2011, 8:31 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama's Deception: Why a 17th Century Decree Matters to Beijing   By Dr. Robert Barnett   Originally published at NYR Blog http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/apr/06/dalai-lamas-deception/ and reprinted with the author's permission.   The Dalai ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2011, 5:13 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tubote, Tibet, and the Power of Naming By Dr. Elliot Sperling   In the course of preparing a Chinese translation of the book Authenticating Tibet, edited by Anne-Marie Blondeau and Katia Buffetrille, the seemingly banal question of ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2011, 8:20 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetans At Crossroads of History By Jigme Yugay (Palo Alto, CA)   Now that we have finished voting after successfully participating in our democratic process, we shall patiently wait for the results of the election of ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2011, 8:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Shape of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile After the Dalai Lama’s Devolution of Power   By the Editorial Board of The Tibetan Political Review  With His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s firm decision to devolve His political power, it is certain that the current constitutional ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2011, 6:12 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • A Precious Gift of a Loving Leader to His People   By Sonam Wangdu New York This is His Holiness’ third attempt to make the Tibetan people responsible for deciding on their future by giving up His political powers. The first ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 7:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kalon Tripa Empowerment   By Tsewang Namgyal    Like many Tibetans, I sincerely thank the Tibetan Parliament in their decision to amend the Charter of Tibetans in Exile.  In addition, I appreciate the set up ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 6:06 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • RESOLVING THE DALAI LAMA RESIGNATION CRISIS - By Jamyang Norbu By Jamyang Norbu   In a media season dominated by stories of geriatric, lunatic and other sundry leaders-for-life (and family members) ignobly clinging to office like old chewing gum ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2011, 7:23 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Independence as Tibet’s Only Option: Why the "Middle Path" is a Dead End By Anonymous (to protect sources in Tibet) First published in Tibetan Review in September 2006 “Independence may be 80 or 90% impossible, but autonomy is 100% impossible.  That is why ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2013, 11:25 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibetan Autonomy: A Compromise Three-state Solution Editors' Note: Inclusion of an article does not imply endorsement of its views by TPR.  Readers may comment on this article here.     Originally published in the East Asia Forum By ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Dalai Lama’s Middle-Way Approach Needs Re-adjustment Editors' Note: Inclusion of an article does not imply endorsement of its views by TPR.  Readers may comment on this article here.       Originally published in the East Asia Forum By ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:54 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Clarity on Negotiating the Tibetan Issue Editors' Note: Inclusion of an article does not imply endorsement of its views by TPR.  Readers may comment on this article here.     Originally published in the East Asia Forum By ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:53 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Asking Jamyang Norbu - What does The Dalai Lama follow if not the Buddha?   By Phuntsok Wangdu Minnesota If you read Mr. Jamyang Norbu’s Feb 1, 2011 article on Phayul website, titled, Not the Buddha’s Middle Way, he went into great lengths ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2011, 7:23 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • NOT THE BUDDHA’S MIDDLE WAY – Jamyang Norbu   By Jamyang Norbu Tuesday, February 01, 2011 You might not agree with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s decision to give up the fundamental national goal of Tibetan independence, but ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:47 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Great Fall of China   By Bhuchung D. SonamFeb. 24, 2011 On 28 January 2011, the State Council Information Office and Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security of China issued the following notice ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:46 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Will Tibet be Next?   By Thondup Tsering Amherst, Mass., USA Feb. 2011 - The People of Egypt have prevailed! Its calls for celebrations and I miss Dharamsala! Will Tibet be next? What lessons can we ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:43 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Vital Lessons from Urgent Times   By Bhuchung D. Sonam Dharamsala, India January 31, 2011 - As I write this the long and apparently tech-savvy hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are busy making sure ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:41 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • An act of activism: My perspectives   By Tenzin Yeshi University of Wyoming, U.S.A. My roommate set the alarm clock, it rang in the early morning, he silenced it, and then, he went back to ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:39 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Way Forward on Tibet - Special Envoy Gyari's talk The Status of Discussions Between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China Remarks by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Special Envoy of H.H ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Free Tibet - One Way or the Other By Tsoltim N. Shakabpa  The issue of Tibet's future appears to be a topic the world would rather not deal with. But like the San Andreas Fault, it is ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize: A Victory for Tibet   By Matt Browner-Hamlin Originally published in The Huffington Post Oct. 8, 2010 - Today jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This is really an ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Final Throes of Death   By Yangkyab Gyal (Translated by Dhondup Tashi Rekjong) We had made meat momo and vegetable momo. The sun had almost set. As usual, it took a few hours to make ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:33 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Are the Tibetans to Blame for the Failure of Negotiatons? By Otto Kerner Submitted to The Tibetan Political Review by the author     Barry Sautman's recent column in The South China Morning Post is hard to stomach. Sautman is one ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:31 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Kristof, Tibet, Trouble The following article by Matt Browner-Hamlin was published on Hold Fast Blog in response to Nicholas Kristof 's online op-ed in the New York Times. --   September 21st, 2010 ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:28 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • New York Times on Lodi Gyari's Article Editor's note: Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times published this online op-ed, below.  Readers can submit their own comments here. --   Lodi Gyari, the Dalai Lama’s ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:29 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Tibetan Impasse: Sautman's Reply to Lodi Gyari Editors' note: inclusion of an article does not imply endorsement of its views by TPR. -- The Tibetan Impasse Are genuine negotiations possible between Beijing and the TIbetan government in exile ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:24 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Tibetan Impasse - by Lodi Gyari Are genuine negotiations possible between Beijing and the TIbetan government in exile?  Each side says it's up to the other to make that happen. -- By Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari Published ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:22 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Legitimacy of Rangzen By Tashi Phuntsok (M.Phil in International Law, JNU) After almost 30 years of adoption of Middle Way Policy by our exile administration, the saddest thing that it achieved as ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Simple Common Sense of Independence: A Review Essay of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" By Mila Rangzen Submitted to The Tibetan Political Review by the author   May 24, 2010 -- Freedom begins from the double barrel of reason and passion!  A few writings have changed ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Upholding Tibetan Unity in the Wake of H.H the Dalai Lama   Saturday, 12 March 2011Carly Selby-James, The Tibet Post International Dharamshala: A press Conference held on 10th March by Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, the prime minister of the Tibetan government ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2011, 7:03 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • English transcript of remarks made by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his retirement from political responsibilities   Source: www.tibet.net Monday, 21 March 2011                   After coming into exile, I have made sincere efforts to establish a democratic system of governance in the last more than 30 ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2011, 6:55 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • "Should Tibetans Have Protested in 2008 or Not?" by Woser   By WoserThe blood and flames of 2008 happened exactly three years ago. Many Tibetans had to sacrifice; many Tibetans are still suffering in prison today. The oppressors’ snipers are ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2011, 7:04 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why Doesn't China Want To Let the Dalai Lama Resign? - By Robert Barnett   Tibet's spiritual leader says he's giving up political power -- but it's not that simple. BY ROBERT BARNETT At least one unelected life-long world leader has decided ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 6:09 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Why Not Indian Tibetans?   By Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi January 31, 2011 - Even before this legal battle was waged and won by one of our own (I would like to call it a watershed moment ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 6:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Damming Tibet to Save China: Hydropower's Coming Golden Decade   By Gabriel Lafitte China’s 12th Five-Year Plan, for 2011 through 2015, is about to become public. The ongoing massive infrastructure investments typical of a centrally planned economy will ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 6:03 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Eco-Tourism in Tibet: With Chinese, Tibetan, or Globalized Characteristics   By Gabriel Lafitte As tourism in Tibet is rapidly being shaped by many actors, with quite varying agendas, the picture emerging is of both opportunity and threat. From a Tibetan ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 6:02 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Clarifies Statement on Retirement   Dharamshala: "More than 99 per cent of Tibetans in and outside Tibet trust me, so I have the moral responsibility to serve them. My call for complete retirement does not ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:57 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Understanding the Dalai Lama's Retirement Statement By Bhuchung K. Tsering November 30, 2010 The recent media statements by the Dalai Lama about his desire to announce complete retirement has create a buzz among Tibet watchers at ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:56 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Dalai Lama says he is contemplating retirement within months November 22, 201021 NOV, 2010PTI NEW DELHI: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said he was contemplating retirement within months and a final decision on it will be ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:55 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • ‘Democracy With Tibetan Characteristics’ – A Response to Norbu Samphel By Tenzin Nyinje Sept. 18, 2010 - Norbu Samphel’s twisted democracy is indeed ‘unique!’ He advocates a sort of ‘people’s democratic dictatorship,’ wherein doubts and criticisms have no place ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:51 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Don't Lose Faith in His Holiness - Response to J. Norbu's Article By Norbu Samphell Sept. 18, 2010 - Jamyang Norbu’s article, “Dangerous Liaison (1)” is a dangerous piece of writing for Tibetan Unity and a gift to Chinese leadership. They could ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:48 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • DANGEROUS LIAISON - by Jamyang Norbu By Jamyang Norbu Examining Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche's Recent Remarks Sept. 18, 2010 - Samdhong Rinpoche's tenure as kalon tripa or prime minister will be up in a few months ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:47 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • The Increasing Politicization of Samshog in Exile Tibetan Society By Tenzin Nyinje Submitted to TPR by the author     September 16 2010 - This morning I heard a breaking news of sorts. Some Chitues (MPs) have sponsored a motion in drotsog ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:44 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Bill Passes to Expand Tibetan Parliament September 9, 2010   Dharamsala: A bill to increase the number of parliament members from North America was unanimously passed in the ongoing tenth session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:42 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Finally, the Tables are Starting to Turn: Talking About Revolution, of Tibetan Democracy, of Independence! By Tenzin Nyinjey August 14, 2010 - I have never voted in my life. Be it Chitue or Katri elections, I never had the urge to vote. It's not because ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:41 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • European Chitue Initiative is launched Press Release, 6 August 2010 2nd ETC Organizing Committee Contact person: Mr. Thupten Gyatso (President of Tibetan Community of France) Phone: +33 680729054 E-mail: europetibetancongress@gmail.com The 2nd ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:38 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Chinese Nitpicking on Tibetan Democracy By Dhundup Gyalpo Tibet.net 21 June 2010 - If anyone were to go by the recent barrage of official Chinese rhetoric, the elections held by the Central Tibetan Administration are ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:37 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Improving Elections, Improving Democracy By Nima R.T. Binara 9 April 2010 -- Sometime next year, the Tibetan electorate in exile will decide upon the successor to the current Kalon Tripa, marking the first democratic ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:36 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Waiting for Mangtso         Jamyang Norbu's three-part article, entitled Waiting for Mangtso, can be found here:   Part I Part II Part III
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:32 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Foundations for a Modern Tibet (Parts I-III) By Tsewang Namgyal (Tibetan version attached as PDF below)  A very popular error: having the courage of one's convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:30 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Economic Development: My Accidental Walk (Part II) By Tsewang Namgyal (Tibetan version attached as PDF below)   According to Charles Darwin, “survival is ultimately dependent on the ability to change and evolve," and not on one’s size ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
  • Tibet's Economic Development: Thoughts From My Accidental Walk Down Wall Street By Tsewang Namgyal (Tibetan version attached as PDF below)   After graduating from Tibetan Children’s Village in 1992 I immigrated to the United States, among one thousand other Tibetan refugees ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 5:19 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
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