Comments & Briefs

China’s Ploy in the Riparian Countries

June 23, 2017

Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) is one such river that is causing friction amongst all three recipient countries, especially between India and China. The Zangmu Dam, the largest dam on Yarlung Tsangpo is the cause of serious concern to the downstream countries.......Read More

By Dechen Palmo*

In China’s far west the ‘perfect police state’ is emerging

June 23, 2017

One by one armoured personnel carriers, some with machine guns poking from their turrets, rolled towards People’s Square where a 12-metre statue of Mao Zedong was preparing to preside over the latest in a series of tub-thumping “anti-terror” rallies to be held here in the heartlands of China’s Muslim Uighur minority this year.......Read More

The Tibet Recipe, a New Airport in Xinjiang

June 21, 2017

On July 15, 1953, a CIA note dealing with “Chinese Communist Troops, West Tibet” and “Road Construction, Sinkiang to Tibet and Ladakh” mentioned that late 1952, the 2 Cavalry Regiment, commanded by one Han Tse-min, had set up his headquarters at Gartok (the main trade centre in Western Tibet)......Read More

Recreating China’s Imagined Empire

June 20, 2017

China’s influence in the world has become a persistent theme of these early days of the Donald Trump era. During his campaign, Trump portrayed China (not entirely incorrectly) as the leading malefactor in the politics of international trade—holding its currency down in order to pump out exports, while making it hard for foreign companies to enter its own vast market.......Read More

Tibet: A Glossary of Repression

June 20, 2017

China’s authorities place extraordinary emphasis on the importance of propaganda (xuanchuan)[1]in sustaining their rule. This phenomenon is particularly evident in Tibet, where there has been a long history of human rights violations, extreme hostility towards political rights, and heavy restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and access to information.......Read More

China’s Cult of Stability Is Killing Tibetans

June 14, 2017

On the morning of May 19, 22-year-old Tibetan monk Jamyang Losal set himself alight in Qinghai province’s Tsojang Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Losal, who died at the scene, was the 150th Tibetan to set himself on fire in protest against Chinese policy on the Tibetan Plateau since 2009.......Read More


ཟླ་བ་ ༦ ཚེས ༦ ༢༠༡༧

བོད་མཐོ་སྒང་གལ་ཆེན་པོ་རེད་ཅེས་བཤད་པ་ཙམ་གྱིས་འགྲིག་གི་ཡོད་པ་མ་རེད། གལ་ཆེན་པོ་ག་འདྲ་རེད་ཟེར་བ་དེར་དེང་སང་གི་ཚན་རིག་པ་མང་པོ་ཞིག་གིས་བོད་མཐོ་སྒང་འདི་ཆུ་དང་གངས་རིའི་ཐད་ནས་གལ་ཆེན་པོ་ཡིན་པ་དང་། ས་ཡི་མཐོ་ཚད་དང་གནམ་གཤིས་ཀྱི་ཐོག་ནས་གལ་ཆེན་པོ་ཡིན་པ་སོགས་བཤད་པ་ཚང་མ་ཚུར་བསྡོམས་བརྒྱབ་རྗེས། དེ་ལ་ཁ་སྣོན་བྱས་ཏེ་འཛམ་གླིང་སྤྱི་ཡོངས་ལ་བཀྲམ་དགོས་པ་དེ་ང་ཚོའི་ལས་དོན་གཉིས་པ་རེད།.......རྒྱས་པ་འདིར་གཟིགས་

Garbage Rampage in Tibet

June 4, 2017

Why rampant littering on the world’s highest Plateau concerns us all Tibet, once the mystical Shangri-La to the western world, is still one of the most beautiful places and sought after destination for travelers. As per a Xinhua (Jan 3, 2017) News report, a whopping 23 million tourist flocked to the plateau in the year... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

China’s Imperial Overreach

May 25, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure has been marked by high ambition. His vision – the “Chinese dream” – is to make China the world’s leading power by 2049, the centenary of communist rule. But Xi may be biting off more than he can chew.......Read More

The Tibet Insight News

May 15, 2017

Nagchu Party Secretary Sangay Tashi inspects monasteries in Nagchu and urges monks to continue to promote ‘patriotic love’ under the leadership of the Temple Management Cadres, abide by the law and actively teach how to ‘adapt socialism with Tibetan Buddhism’.......Read More