TPI Research Paper

Flooded Tibet: struggling to adapt to the new reality

September 4, 2017

On 30 August 2017, a massive landslide buried nine people in Golok Machen region of north eastern Tibet. The horrifying disaster occurred in the early hours of the day (4:30am) while residents were still in bed. The day could have been, otherwise, a beautiful summer morning with nomadic melodies echoing across the valley as residents... Read more »......Read More

By Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen*

Ideological campaign in Tibet ahead of the 19th Party Congress

August 31, 2017

As the 19th Party Congress coming to its unveiling this fall, the Party-state has been endorsing in full swing a new ideological campaign called “four stresses and four loves” (སྣང་ཆེན་བཞི་དང་དགའ་ཞེན་བཞི།) in the ‘Tibet Autonomous Region.’ The ideological campaign has germinated in the beginning of this year and inevitably penetrates into all levels of society and every aspects of life in the ‘TAR’.......Read More

By Tenzin Tseten*

The Global Times: A window to Beijing’s thinking?

August 3, 2017

For the past one month, the standoff between India and China is getting murkier for many reasons. It all started with the construction of motorable road by the Chinese People's Liberation Army on Doklam, a disputed territory between Bhutan and Tibet on 16th June 2017, followed by many developments reported in Indian and Chinese media, particularly, in the Global Times, a major Chinese newspaper which is published both in Chinese and English. For Indian media and analysts, the Global Times has become a source of their understanding of Beijing's thinking.......Read More

By Tenzin Tsultrim*

China smothers last breath of internet freedom with VPN ban

July 28, 2017

In the age of growing internet freedom and governmental transparency, China’s infamous Great Firewall has unabatedly suppressed freedom of expression and strictly monitored the information that could be accessed by its citizens. China has employed a range of cyber security: Internet surveillance, data mining and censorship measures to control Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Content... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin Dalha*

What Sun’s ouster tells of Xi’s grand plan?

July 24, 2017

Five years after Bo Xilai, once the high-flying and charismatic party chief of Chongqing municipality was expelled from the communist Party and eventually sentenced to life imprisonment, his successor Sun Zhengai is currently under the investigation.......Read More

By Tenzin Tseten*

TPI fellows visit Washington DC

June 30, 2017

Washington DC: A four-member delegation from the Tibet Policy Institute headed by its Deputy Director, Mr. Tenzin Lekshay visited Washington D.C for a week-long meetings and the seminar on contemporary Tibet organized by Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advance International Studies in Washington DC on 27 June 2017.......Read More


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*

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 Urbancide in Tibet

March 17, 2017

The State Council of China unveiled the National New Type Urbanization Plan (NUP) in 2014 to increase the percentage of urban residents in the total population of China from 52.6 percent in 2012 to 60 percent by 2020. The ratio of citizens with urban hukou (resident permit) will increase 35.3 percent to approximately 45 percent.......Read More

By *Rinzin Dorjee

རྒྱལ་ཞེན་དང་། མི་རིགས་ཀྱི་ངོ་བོ། སྲིད་དོན།

ཟླ་བ་ ༣ ཚེས ༡༥ ༢༠༡༧

༄༅། །རྒྱལ་ཞེན་ཞེས་པ་ནི་སྤྱིར་ན་རང་གི་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ལ་ཞེན་པའམ་དགའ་བ་ལ་ཟེར། དེས་ན། ཞེན་ཡུལ་གྱི“རྒྱལ་ཁབ”ཅེས་པ་འདི་ལ་གོ་བ་འགའ་ཡོད་པ་ལས་རེ་གཉིས་ཙམ་ཞུས་ན། ༡. རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཅེས་པ་དབྱིན་ཡིག་གི་སྐད་དོད་ནེ་ཤོན nation[]ནི་ལ་ཏིན་གྱི་ཡི་གེ་ན་ཤོ natio ཞེས་པ་ལས་བྱུང་བ་དང་། དེའི་དབྱིན་ཡིག་གི་གོ་དོན་ནི་སྐད་ཡིག་དང་རིག་གཞུང་། ལོ་རྒྱུས་བཅས་ལྡན་པའི་མིའི་རིགས་རྒྱུད་ཚོགས་པ་ཞིག་གམ་ཡང་ན་ཚོགས་སྡེ་ཞིག་ས་ཁུལ་ཅིག་ཏུ་གནས་པ་ལ་གོ་བ་དང་། ཡང་ན་ཀིང་ཌོམ Kingdom[]སྟེ་རྒྱལ་པོའམ་རྒྱལ་མོ་གང་རུང་ཞིག་གིས་ཁྲིམས་ཀྱིས་དབང་སྒྱུར་བའི་མངའ་ཁོངས་ལ་གོ་བ།.......རྒྱས་པ་འདིར་གཟིགས་