Tag Archives: Tibet

Qin Gang’s Bottom and His Brain

Today we found more memorable quotations from Qin Gang, the eloquent and gifted public face of the Brave New China. The first is from China Digital Times: My sincere thanks to Xiao Qiang for the original source and the English … Continue reading

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To MAJ: in reply to his idea of “verifiable empirical research” on Tibet

A while ago, I had a disagreement with Mark Anthony Jones, one of our regular commenters, over the issue of so-called “independent” ”verifiable” ”empirical” research on Tibet.  I called into question the type of “independent authority” on Tibet that MAJ … Continue reading

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PR viagra cannot revive the limp Olympic Torch

Some of our readers might remember how, around this time a year ago, Catherine and I blogged voluminously about the bloody stupidity of China’s Olympic Torch relay. Now here comes news that the IOC has decided, belatedly, to jettison the … Continue reading

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Computer Hacking Scandal and the CCP’s Culture of Secrecy around Tibet

Back in November last year, I published a short post about an alleged computer hacking scandal that had presumably led to the removal of Bi Hua from her position as a top Tibetan affairs negotiator in the CCP’s United Front … Continue reading

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Tibetans Face Arrests and Tough Sentences for Spreading “Rumours”

Just in the last few days, more news has come out of China about further arrests and jail sentences of Tibetans for alleged “rumour mongering”.  The unusually tough sentences, in particular, indicate Beijing’s determination to block news about the 3.14 … Continue reading

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Ma Ying-jeou Moves in to Suppress Wild Strawberries and Tibet Supporters

This is just another evidence to show how the Ma Ying-jeou Administration in Taiwan is fast receding to the Fascist heritage of the Chinese Nationalist Party, or otherwise known as the Kuomintang 国民党. At 4.00am yesterday morning, a few hours … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama Praised European Parliament for Awarding the Sakharov Prize to Hu Jia

In his recent address to European Lawmakers, His Holiness the Dalai Lama praised the European Parliament for awarding the Sakharov Price to Hu Jia.  The speech was delivered on 4 December 2008 at Brussels as a part of His Holiness’ … Continue reading

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China’s Tibet Negotiator Under Investigation for Leaking State Secrets

As I was having a discussion with JR at Just Recently’s Beautiful Blog about the Bi Hua scandal, Reuters India released a news update, in which a computer hacking incident was said to be associated with the stepping down of  … Continue reading

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Om Mani Peme Hung

“The six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, … Continue reading

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108 Tibetans in China Present a 5-Point Proposal to Dharamsala

As some Tibetan leaders are pushing for more radical autonomy strategies at the Exiles’ Conference in Dharamsala, I notice at the comment section of this blogpost a very interesting entry.  I hereby provide my translation of this anonymous message from … Continue reading

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