Research Articles by Tenzin Tseten*

Who will be on the TAR’s promotion list?

November 8, 2016

In the run-up to the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party expected to be convened in the fall of 2017, Tibet Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Autonomous Region also went through the highest-level of leadership reshuffle in the ongoing leadership transition. There has been no shortage of reportage and analysis on the top-level leadership... Read more »......Read More

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Xi Jinping in quandary over Panama Papers

April 13, 2016

The Panama papers have brought many world elites to their knees, including the latest resignation from Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and growing public anger toward British Prime Minister David Cameron for his family's involvement in the Panama scandal.......Read More

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Will Xi-Ma meeting open a fresh dialogue with the Dalai Lama

November 23, 2015

The November 7 meeting between China's president Xi Jinping and Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou was unprecedented and constituted a historic turning point in cross-strait relations. Beijing's overriding concern has been that the two dominant parties in Taiwan, Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), both carry views opposite to Beijing though they are people in Taiwan who support unification. Beijing views Taiwan as a breakaway province and is ultimately determined to unify it with the mainland.......Read More

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Tibet’s New Normal

March 21, 2015

China has entered a new economic phase called "new normal" amid its economic slowdown. For that particular reason, Beijing is providing a state-sponsored stimulus to overcome the 7.5 percent GDP target set last year. Unfortunately, the figure has dropped below the set target. Analysts forecast the current economic contraction would be seen as the......Read More

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Beijing’s new point woman for Tibet affairs

January 7, 2015

Sun Chunlan, one of the two-female members of the current 25-member Politburo was appointed head of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) after a widely anticipated purge of Ling Jihua. The UFWD is an agency under the command of the Chinese Communist Party which looks after the non-Communist Party entities and oversees issues concerning ethnic minorities.......Read More

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Xi Jinping: The Real Gamer

December 25, 2014

Whether you call it an internal power politics or genuine anti-corruption drive, former member of the Politburo Standing Committee and security czar Zhou Yongkang, was finally trapped in Xi Jinping's net. Zhou was in fact no small catch for Xi Jinping. ......Read More

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An academic door to outreach to Chinese

October 13, 2014

Besides Chinese intellectuals' affinity to and support for the policy adopted by the Central Tibetan Administration in resolving the issue of Tibet through negotiations with Beijing, there are some striking forces......Read More

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Tibet and the New Chinese Leadership

December 2, 2013

The week long 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) concluded on 14 November 2012, in Beijing with much anticipation of Xi Jinping’s elevation to the Party Secretary as well as unprecedented elevation to the chairman of the Central Military ......Read More

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Xi Jinping’s China Dream

July 15, 2013

Xi Jinping personally endorsed the catchphrase “China Dream” during his first public appearance with the other six (all male) new members of the standing committee of the Politburo at an exhibition called ......Read More

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Will Xi Bring a Meaningful Reform?

December 19, 2012

Despite major political scandals, factional infighting in China, and a series of self-immolations in various parts of Tibet, Beijing recently concluded 18th party congress and unveiled the top seven Politburo Standing Committee......Read More

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