Research Articles by Tenzin Tsultrim

A Boiling Pot: The CCP’s Increasingly Intrusive Surveillance in Tibet

September 22, 2018

For the past few years, the intensity and the diversity of China’s surveillance systems in Tibet have been growing to an unprecedented scale. Findings from numerous rights groups and institutes from across the world confirm the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet (for a few recent examples, see Freedom House’s report from 2018; Human Rights Watch’s report from 2018; the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy’s 2017 report; Amnesty International’s 2017-2018 report; and the U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China’s report from  2017).......Read More

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of China’s international relations which was decided by a very centralised and cloistered elite in Beijing, is no longer valid as it used to be, as the number of actors who participated in the formation of the country’s foreign policy had grown within the Chinese government as well as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

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Wuhan Summit: A Formal Tibetan Connection

May 28, 2018

It has been almost a month since the informal summit between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in Wuhan on the 27th and 28th April, 2018. Many commentators and thought leaders around the world have given their thoughts on the ups and downs of the summit.......Read More

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China’s New Genetic Project for the Mass Surveillance in Tibet

April 23, 2018

China is currently one of the most censored countries in the world, monitoring every activity, due to the threat of social and political instability. On October 5th, 2015, the state website People's Daily proudly announced that 'Beijing police have covered every corner of the city with video surveillance system.'......Read More

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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

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The Tibet card: India’s diplomatic dilemma or diplomatic deliverance?

March 13, 2017

For the past few weeks, there was a flood of columns and opinions on the existence as well as the non-existence of the Tibet card on the diplomatic table of India. From all the arguments, one thing that becomes quite clear is about the relevance of the Tibet issue in India-China relations.......Read More

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ཟླ་བ་ ༨ ཚེས ༡༧ ༢༠༡༦

༄༅། །རྒྱལ་ཁབ་གང་འདྲ་ཞིག་ཡིན་རུང་སོ་སོར་ཐུན་མོང་མ་ཡིན་པའི་ངོ་བོ། སྐད་ཡིག་དང་། རིག་གཞུང་། གོམས་གཤིས་བཅས་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་གཞན་དང་མི་འདྲ་བའི་ཁྱད་ཆོས་ཡོད་པ་དང། ཁྱད་ཆོས་དེ་དག་སྲུང་སྐྱོབ་དང་ཉམས་པ་སླར་གསོའི་ཆེད་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་དེ་རང་བཙན་ཡིན་ན་དེ་བས་ནུས་པ་ཐོན་པ་ཡོང་གི་རེད། ལོ་རྒྱུས་ལ་ཕྱིར་མིག་བལྟས་པ་ཡིན་ན། .......རྒྱས་པ་འདིར་གཟིགས་

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How Internal are China’s Internal Problems?

December 9, 2015

For centuries China was known for its vast population and its heterogeneity. It was during the Qing dynasty, due to the increase of agriculture production and other factors that China's population reached 400 million.......Read More

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