TPI Research Paper

China’s 60 Years of Environmental Destruction in Tibet

April 5, 2019

China’s latest white paper on Tibet, once again highlights Beijing’s absolute lack of understanding of Tibet’s History and its unwillingness to read beyond government documents. The paper “Democratic Reform in Tibet – Sixty Years On,” was released on March 27, 2019 to mark the 60th year of Chinese occupation of the Tibetan plateau and suppression... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

The World’s Third Pole Is Melting

March 29, 2019

How can Asian countries survive without Tibetan glaciers and water? The Diplomat, March 28, 2019 The Tibetan plateau, which holds the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) ice sheet, is known as the world’s “Third Pole.” It holds the largest number of glaciers and snow after the Arctic and Antarctic. The Tibetan plateau has more than 46,000... Read more »......Read More

By Dechen Palmo*

Wu Yingjie’s Spurious Claims of Tibetans No Love for the Dalai Lama is a Delusion

March 28, 2019 When the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) in the 1980s emphasized on proving truth from the facts, Tibetan leadership in exile successively sent delegations to visit Tibet to assess the conditions of Tibetans. In 1985, the fourth delegation from the Dharamshala took two large suitcases of portraits and precious pills of His Holiness the 14th... Read more »......Read More

By Dr. Rinzin Dorjee

Tibet caught in China’s bride-business

March 23, 2019

In China today, bride-business is source of lucrative income. For example, getting a bride in Shanghai city costs the groom’s family around US $147,000. This example obliquely illustrates the degree of gender imbalance, which can trace its roots from the decades-long one-child policy introduced in late 1970’s. The one-child policy designed to keep fast-growing population... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin Tseten*

The Cyber War Against Tibet

February 21, 2019

Cyberattacks are having a chilling effect on the Central Tibetan Administration and Tibetan diaspora. The Diplomat Cisco Talos, a group of world-class researchers, analysts, and engineers, recently uncovered a new cyberespionage campaign delivering a malicious Microsoft PowerPoint document using a mailing list run by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). The document is a copy of... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin Dalha*


January 14, 2019

On January 10th 2019, at the opening day of the 2nd session of the 11th Tibetan People’s Congress in Lhasa, Chinese officials released an annual report detailing the arrival of 33.68 million tourist to Tibet. The Chinese government refers to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) as Tibet, a territory consisting of less than half of the actual traditional landmass of Tibet.......Read More

By *Dr. Rinzin Dorjee

The Dalai Lama and China’s Quest for Buddhist Soft Power

October 30, 2018

Religion, particularly Buddhism, is relevant more than ever in today’s China, whose government is expected to invest more than $1 trillion in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). On one hand, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under Xi Jinping acknowledges that religion can be used to feed the social vacuum in capitalist China.......Read More

By Dr. Rinzin Dorjee

Making a Deal with the Devil

September 25, 2018

This month the Vatican and China signed a provisional agreement that allows the Holy See to approve bishops appointed by the Chinese Communist Party. Some commentators say the Vatican just made a deal with the devil.......Read More

By Thubten Samphel*

Zhu Weiqun Fumes, Once Again, At the Middle-Way Policy

September 11, 2018

In the summer of this year, Tibetan NGOs in exile held two meetings here in Dharamshala. One was a meeting of Tibetans who advocate independence for Tibet. The other was a meeting of Tibetans who support the Middle-Way Policy, of Tibet enjoying genuine autonomy within the scope of the constitution of the People’s Republic of... Read more »......Read More

By Thubten Samphel*


August 6, 2018

  The current perception of China’s international relations which was decided by a very centralised and cloistered elite in Beijing, is no longer valid as it used to be, as the number of actors who participated in the formation of the country’s foreign policy had grown within the Chinese government as well as increasing by... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin TsultrimBy Tenzin Tsultrim*


August 4, 2018

China had 772 million internet users by the end of December 2017, with penetration rate of 55.8%[i]. Thus, it became the largest online population in the world. As the records of internet service and users grew exponentially, the Chinese government has undertaken measures to limit the access of its netizens to contents that are deemed... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin Dalha*


July 31, 2018

The impact of climate change on the Tibetan plateau is apparent with unusual scale of torrential rainfall reported across Tibet. The drastic climatic shift has resulted in high frequency of floods and landslides occurring simultaneously in various part of Tibet as we write. The scale and frequency of natural disasters in year 2018 has been... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen