The oddity of Tibetan Immolation: Nothing is changing, So Suicide ourselves until some thing changes. (And that's when you know it's a bluff). There have been several posts on the Western Media, prevailing the opinions on the Tibetan Self-immolation as is or isn't within the propriety of Buddhism (particularly Tibetan Buddhism). Let me say clearly, YES, Self-immolation … [Read more...] about Another forgotten Tibetan Sect in long feud with DL and TGIE
Given that the Dalai Lama and the TGIE are funded by the U.S. government, wouldn't it be interesting if their communications are somehow transparent such that we could see the nature of the relationship? Are their interests aligned? Who calls the shots? Patrick French in an Op-Ed in 2008, advising the Dalai Lama to instead negotiate in good faith with Chinese authorities and … [Read more...] about Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California excoriates TGIE’s Lobsang Sangay
There has been terrible violence in India's Assam region recently and the violence has spread to other parts of India. Since this is a blog on China, not India, I am not going to dig too much into the cause or even meaning of the riots. But I do want to point out the relatively "favorable" coverage India is getting. In almost all reports I see, India is cast as the force … [Read more...] about Riots in Assam
An interesting analysis in TIME magazine, to the extent that it tries to be an analysis: The ChIndian Century And don't forget to check out these two accompanying arguments, one for India and one for China: The Case for India: Free to Succeed The Case for China: The Power of Planning I plan to blog about this general issue sometime soon. Right now however, I just … [Read more...] about India v/s China: We’ve got Facebook! What’ve you got?
In an earlier discussion, reader Naqshbandiyya responded to this comment by Otto Kerner. He was in fact commenting on the exchange between Otto Kerner and Raventhorn2000. I want to repeat his point that for the most part, U.S. and China are interested in creating a tolerant society at home. They prize harmony. We all should watch out for those pushing for ethnic … [Read more...] about Reader Naqshbandiyya chimes in on Tibet and ethnic nationalism