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Tibet Politics

China and Tibet's Revolution in Exile

Thubten Samphel | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Thubten Samphel

By spurning the Dalai Lama, China is not just spurning the Tibetan people alone. China is spurning a composite, rejuvenated civilization and all the goodwill that goes with it.

Protest Or Sacrifice? China's Anti-Imperialist Propaganda Backfires In Tibet

Rebecca Novick | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Novick

With TIME magazine hoisting the self-immolations in Tibet as the top most underreported story of 2011, suddenly there is a window of attention on this disturbing trend.

Dalai Lama Hands Over Tibetan Political Leadership

AP | ASHWINI BHATIA | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

DHARMSALA, India — A Harvard-trained legal scholar was sworn in Monday as new head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, taking over from the Dala...

Once A Dalai Lama, Always A Dalai Lama, Retired Or Not

Tim Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tim Johnson

By "retiring" from political life, what the Dalai Lama really is doing is prodding Tibetan exiles to take more initiative and stand up for themselves. It's a surprisingly difficult struggle.

The Dalai Lama Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It seems the 14th Dalai Lama is stepping out of his political role. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet has also been the political leader of the ...