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How the Tibetan government in exile embraced “post-truth” and fake news

by Tenzin Jigme, Tibetan writer and voice of the absent Tibetan democracy, article going viral on various outlets

Communists, fake news and Chinese spies: the authoritarian’s propaganda playbook of the Dalai Lama runs out of steam… 2,370 more words

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If Marco Polo were alive today, what tales would he tell about China and Tibet?

By Dr. Andrea Galli, found on moderndiplomacy.eu

In 1298, Marco Polo told astonishing stories about a marvellous land he called Cathay, modern-day China which was ruled by the… 5,430 more words

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How Tibetan government-in-exile fed strife among Buddhists

published on 13 Mar 2018

While the Tibetan brand of Buddhism has long enjoyed a reputation as a religion of peace, harmony and tolerance, an internal conflict has been bubbling under the surface for decades, dividing Tibet’s exiled community and creating within it a somewhat less-than-tolerant environment. 1,774 more words

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Three times as many Buddhists as Communists in China: Dalai Lama’s Tibet wish may require rapprochement with former adversaries

published on huffpost… on 16 Jan 2018

Whilst China technically remains a communist country, it has over the last two or three decades relaxed draconian Mao-era rules, for example by opening the door to private sector capitalism and by allowing individuals to practice a religion of their choice, so long as it is not to be perceived as a potential threat to the stability of the state or of the Communist Party. 1,359 more words

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When Machiavelli dons Tibetan robes

published on huffpost … on 28 Nov 2018

In the collective imagination of the West, Tibet is a lost Eden, a promised land which geopolitical fantasy has transformed into the embodiment of the eternal struggle between good and evil as it strains under the Chinese yoke. 1,462 more words

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Shugden acolytes decry ostracism within Buddhist ranks

published on huffpost… on 14 Nov 2017

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the globe with a message of peace, love and compassion that has won him countless followers and admirers, made him one of the most recognised and respected religious leaders on the planet and earned him the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. 1,582 more words

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Protests against Darai Lama suppressing Shugden

Tibetan Buddhist Shugden protesters held demonstrations, protested against Darai Lama suppressing Shugden, and asked the Darai Lama to stop lying. “He is not a Buddhist, and a Buddhist disciple must not hurt other people. 21 more words