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Four must uphold for religious personnel in Xi’s new era

January 18, 2018

Recently, a high-level meeting was held between the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) party committee, the highest level decision making body in TAR, and religious personnel (read tulku) to discuss and mainly to educate religious personnel about the essence of the 19th Party Congress guided by Xi Jinping’s new philosophy. Xi’s new philosophy titled socialism with... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin Tseten*

བོད་ཀྱི་སློབ་གྲྭའི་སློབ་གསོའི་གོ་མིང་གཅིག་གྱུར་བྱེད་ཐབས་སྐོར་ལ་ཅུང་ཟད་དཔྱད་པ།

ཟླ་བ་ ༡ ཚེས ༡༧ ༢༠༡༨

འདས་ཟིན་པའི་ལོ་ངོ་ལྔ་བཅུ་ལྷག་གི་རིང་ལ་རང་ཅག་བོད་གཞིས་བྱེས་གཉིས་སུ་གྱེས་པ་དང་། ཕྱོགས་གཉིས་ཀ་ནས་དེང་རབས་སུ་སྙད་པའི་སློབ་གསོའི་ལམ་ཕྱོགས་སུ་མེད་པ་ནས་ཡོད་པ་དང་། ཡོད་པ་ནས་རྒྱ་བསྐྱེད་ཀྱིས་མཚམས་འདིར་སླེབས་ཚེ། སྤྱིའི་ཆ་ནས་བོད་གཞིས་བྱེས་གཉིས་སུ་དམའ་རིམ་ནས་མཐོ་རིམ་བར་གྱི་སློབ་གསོའི་རྣམ་པ་ཞིག་གྲུབ་ཡོད་ན་ཡང་། སློབ་གྲྭ་ཁག་གི་སློབ་གསོའི་གནས་རིམ་གྱི་མིང་འདོགས་ཚུལ་ཐད་ནས་འཛིན་རིམ་བཅུ་གཉིས་འོག་གི་གཞི་རིམ་གྱི་སློབ་གནས་སོ་སོའི་གནས་རིམ་གྱི་མིང་འདོགས་ཚུལ་གཞིས་བྱེས་གཉིས་སོ་སོར་ཆགས་འདུག་ལ།.......རྒྱས་པ་འདིར་གཟིགས་

Tibet Insight News

January 3, 2018

An article in the state-owned Global Times on December 25, 2017 said that a high priority item for 2018 on the agenda of China's annual central conference on rural work, which will set the tone for next year'sagricultural and rural development and is expected to convene in Beijing soon, is revitalising the countryside. It said, "poor villages along the borders of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region with India, Nepal, Bhutan and other neighboring countries may receive more attention than usual".......Read More

An Indian Spy who came from freezing Tibet

December 26, 2017

In Kim, Rudyard Kipling’s classic account of the Great Game played out between an expanding Tsarist Russian empire and the British Raj, Sarat Chandra Das makes a cameo appearance as Hurree Chunder Mukherjee, a spy for the British Raj.......Read More

The Black Brahmaputra: Looking at Possible Causes

December 15, 2017

The issue of Brahmaputra river pollution comes at a time of deteriorating ties between India and China. Following a tense border standoff between the two countries over the Doklam trijunction, there comes a news that China has stopped sharing hydrological data of the Brahmaputra River with India which China agreed to share. Before the situation is settled, the South China Morning Post published a report about the possible diversion of the Brahmaputra to Xinjiang through a 1000 km tunnel.......Read More

By Dechen Palmo*

Indoctrination of Xi’s political ideology in Tibet

December 7, 2017

As a part of the nationwide campaign, a high-level lecture group (དགོངས་དོན་སྒྲོག་འགྲེལ་ཚོགས་ཆུང) toured Lhasa municipality to indoctrinate party members and officials pertaining Xi’s guiding political ideology for a new era, which was eponymously enshrined in the party’s constitution at the just concluded five-yearly party congress. The lecture group mainly consisted of officials and scholars who were involved in drafting documents of the 19th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).......Read More

By Tenzin Tseten*

Annotated English translation of a report in Tibet Daily

December 4, 2017

This is the annotated English translation of a report published in Tibet Daily on 27 November, 2017. It reports a meeting held in Tibet over 10 years since the circulation of the "Order no. 5, the Measures on the Management of the Reincarnation of Living Buddhas."......Read More

By Tenzin Desal*

Tibet Insight News

December 4, 2017

Mongolian Monks in Beijing to study Tibetan Buddhism November 14, 2017 Twelve Mongolian monks have been invited by the Buddhist Association of China to study Tibetan Buddhism at the Tibetan Buddhism College of China for a period of one year. ......Read More

Tibet Insight News

November 21, 2017

Soon after the 19th Party Congress (October 18 - 24, 2017) held in Beijing, the Chinese-appointed 11th Panchen Lama said that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) could benefit Buddhism and called on all Buddhists to be grateful to the homeland.......Read More

Tibet Insight News

November 21, 2017

Xi’s letter was a rare response to the flood of correspondence from the public to the Chinese leader.The presidential replies are seen as a window to the priorities of their writer. The Tibetan family – comprising a father and his two daughters – wrote to Xi about their community and Xi replied on Saturday.......Read More

When the Empires Fall Apart: Managing Diversity in Two Asian Giants — An essay

November 16, 2017

The birth of two Asian giants -- India and China -- is separated by two years. At the stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947, administration ruling one-fifth of humanity is passed on from the Colonial British to Independent India. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru gave his indelible "Tryst with Destiny" speech before the Constituent Assembly in a confident Lutyen enclave of Delhi.......Read More

By Tenzin Desal*

What You Quan’s appointment as the head of the UFWD tells us?

November 15, 2017

You Quan, a former party chief of Fujian province was recently appointed the head of the United Front Work Department supplanting Sun Chunlan. The UFWD is an agency under the command of the Central Committee of the CCP which looks after the non-Communist Party entities and oversees ethnic and religious issues.......Read More

By Tenzin Tseten*

Brahmaputra River: An Eternal Conflict between India and China

November 2, 2017

China having more than 20% of the world’s population has less than 7% of global freshwater resource at its disposal. Moreover, the available water is unequally distributed, with Tibet having more water than northern China. To relieve the enormous pressure on water resource in China’s north, the leadership in 2003 launched a gigantic South-to-North Water Transfer Project.......Read More

By Dechen Palmo*

President Trump: Support Religious Freedom in China

November 2, 2017

As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to travel to China in early November he should include in his daily tweets the hashtags of #FreeReligiousPrisoners and #ReligiousFreedom. Out of nearly 1.4 billion citizens of China, untold numbers are victims of the Chinese government’s relentless drive for control over religious beliefs, activities, and advocacy.......Read More

Tibet, the 19th Party Congress and China’s United Front work

November 2, 2017

What does a powerful Xi Jinping as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China mean for the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) various minority nationalities, especially the Tibetans? The nature and extent of authority accorded to the United Front Works Department (UFWD) that handles nationality, religious and overseas Chinese affairs, during Xi’s second term is an important starting point for analysis.......Read More