Category Archives: Opinions

  • Choephel Thubten Tibet in flames: can we pour some water on?

    The tragic wave of self-immolations by Tibetans has claimed forty two lives since 2009, clearly demonstrating that the Tibetans are no longer able to bear the draconian Chinese rule in their homeland. ...

  • Terry Reis Kennedy Thanksgiving at Auschwitz

    I'd pictured myself alone, on the threshold of some anonymous cell, admitting that the world had learned its awful lesson. Never, no never again, would man's inhumanity to man surface. ...

  • Dibyesh Anand India’s Tibet problem

    India should not forget that Chinese-controlled Tibet is its neighbour. The current Indian leadership's ignorance of Tibetans goes against principles of justice, humanity and ignores historic Indo-Tibetan relations. ...

  • Julian Baggini Why it’s not the Dalai Lama’s job to break the silence on Tibet

    Disappointment in the Dalai Lama tells us more about the unrealistic expectations of the critics than it does the failings of the man himself. ...

  • Adele Wilde-Blavatsky A “Free Tibet” without Tibetans? No thanks

    Can an NGO that purports to benefit or represent a particular ethnic group do so with any legitimacy if there are no members of that ethnic group within the organisation? ...

  • Elizabeth C Economy Beijing mixes business and politics?

    China has long mixed business with politics in a most unattractive fashion; it just hasn't been willing to admit it. Will it make a difference if Beijing finally fesses up? ...

  • Claude Arpi China needs Dalai Lama

    The Dalai Lama has recently revealed his fears about the Chinese plot to kill him. However, the Tibetan resistance to China will only grow, and even turn more aggressive, after the Dalai Lama's exit. ...

  • Gwynne Dyer Tibet’s great opportunity

    Separation of China could be possible when regime change happens in Beijing. It would have to happen fast, and it can only happen if the Chinese people do not see Tibetans as enemies. ...

  • Tenzin Nima The folly of self-righteousness!

    A serious pursuit of freedom is not the cup of tea for a majority of people. Only a few courageous individuals, who have self-consciousness and belief in the certainty of their own selves, would seriously walk the path to freedom. ...

  • Joshua Keating Does the West still want to free Tibet?

    Pro-Tibet activists are still there, but many may prefer to attach themselves to global movements that don't risk alienating a billion potential customers. ...