Fire burns for Freedom

On March 28, 2012

Martyr Jamphel Yeshi in flame during the protest in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 26 March 2012

By Tenzin Lekshay

After reading Li Xiaojun‘s tuneless piece in today’s Hindustan Times, it deems important to give a response to cast off the ignorance of man in-charge of propaganda desk in the Embassy of China, New Delhi. It is pity that the Chinese propaganda works 24X7, creating lies after lies to spread the goodnesses of the Chinese Communist Regime. In truth, People’s Republic of China, (PRC) the world’s rising power is surviving on the edge of lies and bullets. Mr. Li is one amongst those CCP trained leaders, who had memorized the teachings of their invincible Master, Mao Tsetung, who stressed on ‘telling thousand times a lie, and it will become truth’. Li’s article carries no weight as it lacks the factual substances, where he attacks His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the current political leader of Tibetans in diaspora for instigating the self-immolation inside Tibet. However, he purportedly neglects the prime cause of the self immolations inside Tibet, which lies upon the China’s repressive policies inside

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Zhou Yongkang walking the plank, with Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun below (Illustration: The epoch times)

By Tenzin Lekshay

With the 18th Party Congress approaching, China’s top brass Communist leaders are waging a constant war within to stabilize their political will into the next politburo. Such practice of snuffing out a political opponent among the leaders were not uncommon in Chinese Communist history. Deng Xiaoping, Zhao Ziyang, Hu Yobang were the classic examples. Even Xi Jiping’s own father was not spared from this horrendous circle of power concentration. Now, with the upcoming change in the Chinese leadership, Bo Xilai, a probable candidate for the next politburo, the highest decision making power of PRC, is the latest victim. Whether Bo’s model of Chongqing was suitable for China or not, it is separately a different case, but the humiliating exit of Bo Xilai clearly shows that Chinese Communist Party still lingers in the shoes of the old orthodox doctrines.

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By Tenzin Nyinjey

 

When I saw the first image

Of a fallen body in flames

I banged on my table

And cried – NO!

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Mcleod Ganj

By Tsering Dhondup

Dharamshala is situated at 32° 15’ 42” north latitude and 76° 22’ 46” east longitude in the foothills of the Himalaya in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. With an average elevation of 1457 metres (4780 feet), it falls on the spur of the Dhauladhar Range, a part of the Sub-Himalaya that forms the southern front of the Himalayan mountain ranges. But unfortunately, the town— which is the political and spiritual hub of the Tibetan Diaspora— is located in the zone V (highest risk zone with intensity MSK IX or greater) in the earthquake hazard zoning map of India.1

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Lets Get Real

On March 26, 2012

By Denzi Yishey

Time.com revealed “The Self-immolation of Tibetan Monks” as the top most underreported stories of the year 2011. The indefinite hunger strike at New York City did not receive as much press and media attention as it should. One of the three hunger strikers was forcibly taken to a hospital and still the press and media remained largely mum. Most writings that we see in the international press were from individuals and bloggers. There are no in-depth analyses on why there are self-immolations in Tibet and why three Tibetans were on hunger strikes in front of the United Nations Headquarters. 

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By Tenzin Pema, Tibet Policy Institute

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Photo: Tenzin Lekshay)

I have always been deeply fascinated by the altruistic thoughts, words and deeds of my root guru His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He first thinks about all the sentient beings of the world on an equal level in terms of wanting happiness and not wanting sorrow. Being one among the seven billion human beings in the world, he takes the sole responsibility to promote human values, which are drastically being wiped out from this world. Being a religious practitioner, his contribution in promoting religious harmony in the whole world is unprecedented. Only after that, he counts the facts and aspirations of Tibet and Tibetans. No word and deed left for him to talk about his own family. He is the best well-wisher of all irrespective of caste, colour, creed, gender, etc. His teachings and words are the best lessons to the whole world to turn our mother Earth into a better place to live in. Recently on 9th March, Ms. Enee Xia, a Chinese human rights defender from United States told the gathering of Tibet Policy Institute staff that translating teachings of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in all the languages are essential to bring positive change, and to transform minds of people for the betterment of all. His teachings are the best solution to Tibet and China in particular and to the whole world at large.

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Let’s be honest

On March 19, 2012

By Tenzin Nyinjey

The last thing I do is read government publications. And the least of these are the ones produced by the Chinese government. Life is short and we have plenty of beautiful stuffs out there to read that can genuinely empower us. So why waste time by reading propagandas that are not even taken seriously by folks who produce them?

But this time I was a bit intrigued by an article published on some Tibet-China online, responding to Kalon Tripa’s speech on the recently-concluded 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day. For the Chinese have done this after a long time, if I am not mistaken. 

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Thubten Samphel, Tibet Policy Institute

Sun Tzu also taught that ultimate excellence involved winning without fighting.

With the possible exception of the island nation of Taiwan, never in its more than 5,000 years of history has China’s imperial throne met a match like that of Tibet. The Mongols, on whose mighty imperial enterprise communist China lays its claim of legitimacy to rule the minorities, are now a people divided in two. Chinese settlers’ demographic assault on the traditional grazing grounds of the Mongols goes on at a ferocious pace. The Manchus, another nomadic people, who whipped China into its present imperial shape and size, are so totally assimilated into the mainstream that they are indistinguishable from the Chinese who they ruled from 1664 to 1911. Today at the last count only about twelve ageing Manchus can speak the language. The Uighurs of Eastern Turkestan, or what the Chinese call Xinjiang, are politically and militarily suppressed and, like other minorities, demographically flooded by Chinese settlers.

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Thubten Samphel, Tibet Policy Institute

Ran Yunfei says Chinese authorities are going overboard on Tibet (Photo: Ian Johnson/NYR)

In the old days when politics exercised the minds of most Chinese and not money as it does now, one of the nastiest abuses a Chinese communist could hurl at an enemy or a rival was that he or she was a running dog of America or of imperialism, or both.  The person so accused would spend wrenching weeks or months to write passionate self-criticism to prove that he or she was anything but. If the accusation stuck and in most cases it did, the running dog would find himself running for his dear life, from dark prison cells, from excruciating torture or gruelling struggle sessions. And that would be the end of a life of a running dog.

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