Research Articles by Rinzin Dorjee

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


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

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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

What does Xi Jinping power grab means to Tibet issue?

March 1, 2018

The official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, announced that Xi Jinping will clutch to the power after 2022. This generated much discourse amongst China experts and scholars lately. Xi will be the second leader in the history of modern China breaking the CCP's constitutional provision of ten years tenure. ......Read More

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Tourism in Tibet: Money Making Machine of China

February 13, 2018

The ten volumes of fictional book, The Tibet Code is authored by a Chinese from Sichuan Province, He Ma who earns royalty of 2.6 million Yuan (US$ 0.41million) was ranked in the Chinese writer's rich list in 2008, 2011 and 2012. He later signed to the Dream Works Animation, the producer of million dollars box office Kongfu Panda and the China Film Group which is the State Owned Enterprise of China to make his books into a six series of movies.......Read More

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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

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China’s Transport Infrastructural Build-up in Tibet: Impacts & Implications

June 4, 2016

Introduction  China recently announced the continuation of its preferential financial policies in Tibet[1] even though scholars such as Dexter Roberts and Jin Wei have been critical of such measures pointing out that the area not only derives little direct benefit from the investments but further exacerbates its dependency economy. Since the 1990’s, the government of... Read more »......Read More

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