Wednesday, December 15, 2010


On December 15, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visits India for the second time after the gap of five years. A strong delegation consisting of about 300 business groups accompany him during this much publicized three days visit to India. After visiting India, Chinese Premier will fly straight to Pakistan, all seasoned companion of China, which also raise an aura of concerns for India. Prior to Wen Jiabao's visit to India, the Chinese foreign ministry expressed hope for an agreement on 'a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement through frank dialogue and consultation on an equal footing' with regarding to border disputes. However, this year marks the 60th anniversary of Sino-indian diplomatic exchange, China implies to look forward for a friendly cooperation and regarded India as a cooperative parters rather than competing rivals.1

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement

Liu Xiaobo

Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by J. Latourelle

December 23, 2009

In the course of my life, for more than half a century, June 1989 was the major turning point. Up to that point, I was a member of the first class to enter university when college entrance examinations were reinstated following the Cultural Revolution (Class of ’77). From BA to MA and on to PhD, my academic career was all smooth sailing. Upon receiving my degrees, I stayed on to teach at Beijing Normal University. As a teacher, I was well received by the students. At the same time, I was a public intellectual, writing articles and books that created quite a stir during the 1980s, frequently receiving invitations to give talks around the country, and going abroad as a visiting scholar upon invitation from Europe and America. What I demanded of myself was this: whether as a person or as a writer, I would lead a life of honesty, responsibility, and dignity. After that, because I had returned from the U.S. to take part in the 1989 Movement, I was thrown into prison for “the crime of counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement.” I also lost my beloved lectern and could no longer publish essays or give talks in China. Merely for publishing different political views and taking part in a peaceful democracy movement, a teacher lost his lectern, a writer lost his right to publish, and a public intellectual lost the opportunity to give talks publicly. This is a tragedy, both for me personally and for a China that has already seen thirty years of Reform and Opening Up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Are we Ready yet???

We are Tibetans, the unfortunate one who happen to lost its nation due to the ignorance and self centered attitude of elite class. But looking from the Buddhist point of view it can be said as a result of collective demerits of Tibetans. Whatever the cause may be we all suffered and common people suffer the worst even though they did not have a word say in framing of policies that made them to suffer. There are different school of thoughts and each one has different interpretation of how? what? who? and why Tibet lost its independence. Let the History speak of these..

In exile, Tibetan diaspora permeated like flowing rivers into different parts of India, Nepal & Bhutan to seek livelihood. The determination and perseverance of generation at that time though illiterate was able to keep the spirit alive and flowing. The sense of urgency was very much there. And it is that sense of urgency that pulls the energy of Tibetan diaspora into one common factor called "Restoration of Rangzen".

Thursday, December 9, 2010


"It is important for India to keep the hopes of the Tibetan youth alive." -B. Raman, Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi

This morning I read an article 'The Internal Political Situation in China' (06 December 2010, written by B. Raman, a noted Sinologist based in Chennai. The last paragraph of the article caught me as it concludes in saying that India needs to keep the hopes of young Tibetans alive by showing stronger association with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He concluded that if India distant herself from Tibet, it will be a lost to India in the future, taking into consideration of China's dominance in Tibet.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


An information published on a Chinese government website towards the end of September 2010 makes it obvious that the authorities in Beijing are encouraging their overseas agents to infiltrate the Tibetan communities abroad to undermine the unity and strength of the Tibetans. Attached here is the screen shot of the web page.

The document states that working within the Tibetans abroad is an important part of the government's struggle against the Dalai clique and therefore, it is important to strive hard to pull the hearts and minds of the Tibetans abroad towards the Motherland and undermine the very foundation of the Dalai clique. To fulfill this, the document suggests that it is imperative to adopt principles -- different strategies, exploit animosity or conflict within the community, and divide and fracture the community. The document highlights the following specific activities: