Category Archives: Opinions

  • 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. ...

  • Vijay Kranti Tibetan self immolations: Why isn’t the world listening?

    Jamphel Yeshi has left the world the question: Have we arrived at a stage where thousands of struggling communities might lose faith in the tools of democracy and non-violence to resolve conflict? ...

  • Hissay P Bhutia Burning soul – A struggle for freedom

    Let us not ignore the fact that Jamphel Yeshi did not burn only himself: what burned is the agony of every Tibetan. ...

  • Bhuchung D Sonam Lobsang Sangay steps in as Tibet’s legitimate leader

    No matter how hard Beijing imposes its increasingly harsh rule over Tibet, Tibetans inside and outside Tibet put their trust in the leadership of Lobsang Sangay for a future free Tibet. ...

  • Thierry Dodin On the difference between big and grand

    The current 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will cast a light on this unique organisation. ...