Category Archives: Opinions

  • Tenzin Nyinjey Censorship and the struggle for Tibetan freedom

    The Chinese never invited the Dalai Lama to visit Wutaishan, nor did they negotiate for Tibetan autonomy; they never intended to, right from the beginning. ...

  • Claude Arpi China’s top two obsessions — loyalty and Party

    China has had two obsessions: stability and loyalty to the Party. When Beijing's State machinery starts hammering a certain issue on the masses, it usually means that the leadership has a serious predicament. ...

  • Kuldip Nayar Who sheds tears for Tibet?

    Tibet today is like an occupied territory, without the people there having any say in governance. Beijing must let the Tibetans live the way they want to because that alone gives them their entity. ...

  • Ajai Shukla Batting for the McMahon Line

    Having already given away Hong Kong and forsaken Taiwan with a one-China policy, the British hand was left with Tibet as the lone card that mattered desperately to Beijing. But London gifted it away. ...

  • Peter Hartcher Dreams of a leader of a land he has never seen

    Any political leader feeling unhappy with their lot might consider the situation of Lobsang Sangay. He is the Prime Minister of a government that doesn't exist, representing a land he has never visited. ...

  • 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? ...