Tibet’s Unique Geography and its Importance for the Region

Tibet was recently shaken by tremors on 2nd August at about 2 am in the early morning. Fortunately no casualties were reported and no one was hurt. Earlier this month, Scientists had warned that the mantle – the thick layer under the Earth’s surface – had cracked beneath Tibet. The Indian plate is sub-ducting underneath the Eurasian Plate and this has greatly influenced the local Geography. The majestic Himalayas are a result of this geological activity.

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Tibetans Should Use Culture to Counter China’s Soft Power War

Tibet’s Diaspora needs to keep its cultural connect with Tibet as strong as possible and shall use its Soft Power to tackle Chinese hard power. His Holiness’ the Dalai Lama’s stature and appeal among the masses around the around the world is already very profound. But not much is known to the world about Tibet.

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China Sets Up Weather Station in Tibet to Help Military Operations

Learning lessons from the two months long Doklam standoff, China has established an automatic weather observation station in Tibet. This unmanned weather station has been set up near Arunachal Pradesh border. It will provide crucial meteorological support to military. It is also aimed at improving ‘civil-military’ ties in the Tibet.

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Liu Xia’s Escape from China Hints at a China Germany Deal

Liu Xia, widow of Chinese activist and 2010 Nobel Award winner Liu Xiabao has left China a year after her husband’s death. She has been under house arrest to varying degree since 2010. This development came along with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Germany. Liu Xia, a poet for whom Xiabao expressed his profound love many times during his ordeal in jail, left China for Helsinki on Tuesday. 

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United States Taking Action to Ensure Reciprocal Access to Tibet

Trump Administration is taking actions to ensure access of Americans to Tibet on a reciprocal basis. Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, said that he is taking action to ‘guarantee’ reciprocal access to Tibet based on principles on reciprocity. Reciprocity is the one of the foundations of International diplomacy. In crude terms it means you will get what you give.

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Narendra Modi, World Leaders Must Increase Engagements with Dalai Lama

Rise of China and its rather aggressive approach in its pursuance of ‘One China’ policy has forced a rethink on Tibet in many capitals
around the world including New Delhi. Indian government has also been distancing itself from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Silence of top government officials on Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration also hints the same. It has been learnt that Delhi has urged the Tibetan leadership to restrain itself to spiritual activities.

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China Extending Tibet Policy of Inciting Sectarianism in Ladakh

Ladakh shares landscape and culture with Tibet. Potala Palace in Lhasa and Leh Palace share a striking resemblance. The former is a splendid structure and a treasure of world civilization. But China has been using its policy of promoting sectarianism in Tibet to its cultural extension Ladakh.

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Kashmiri Tibetans Dream to Return to Tibet from Kashmir

Nothing could have prepared Andrew Whitehead, a British traveler to Kashmir for the unprecedented change that he witnessed in Hawal neighborhood of Sri Nagar near Hari Parbat. Nestled in the shadow of Hari Parbat is a settlement of Tibetans Muslims, Kashmiri by citizenship still yearn to return to Tibet one day.

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China Conducts Military Drill in Tibet to Test ‘Civil-Military’ Integration

Alarmed by the Doklam standoff and subsequent exposure of its military’s weakness in logistics and support, China’s People’s Liberation Army conducted a military drill in Tibet on Tuesday. As per credible reports in Chinese media, PLA conducted this exercise to test its logistics and armament support capabilities as well as exploring the possibilities of “civilian-military” integration drills. This drill was first since August after the Doklam Standoff.

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Dalai Lama Will Return to Tibet Very Soon, Dr. Sangay Says He Believes in Israel

The head of Tibetan Government-In-Exile, President Sangay’s visit to Israel is likely to ruffle feathers in China.  While seeking support for Tibet in Israel, he also expressed his belief that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will return back to Tibet, where he belongs and the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet will be reunited with basic freedom.

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