Monthly Archives: December 2012

SELF-IMMOLATION AND RELIGION

#1 in a series of three blogs on self-immolation and the roots of the blindness of China’s central leaders   Three existential questions gnaw at Tibetans and their friends worldwide. Why do so many Tibetans carefully and premeditatedly flame themselves … Continue reading

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WHY IS OFFICIAL CHINA SO HOSTILE TO TIBETANS?

#2 in a series of three blogs on self-immolation and the roots of the blindness of China’s central leaders The Tibetans are up against much more than the vestiges of Chinese communism. Modernity makes itself by its opposition to tradition, … Continue reading

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STRENGTHS OF TIBETAN CIVILISATION THAT CANNOT BE SILENCED

  #3 in a series of three blogs on self-immolation and the roots of the blindness of China’s central leaders   The Buddhists of Tibet are used to being misunderstood. Even people who think of themselves as Buddhist often misunderstand … Continue reading

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COME OUT AND GO OUT: CHINA’S REVEALING KEY WORDS

China’s behemoth global investment strategy   #18 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Chinese, for all its subtlety, can be a blunt language. Two key terms, to “go out” and to “come out” reveal a simple desire for … Continue reading

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The China Model and its stake in Tibet

 State Capitalism is supposed to fade away, but it keeps on growing #17 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET The state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which own the key mineral deposits of Tibet, such as Zijin and Western Mining, are … Continue reading

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