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Tibet’s History & Future Prospects

Many challenges ahead for Tibetans in 2015

In 2015, the mantra remains the same for Tibetans just as it has since March 1959: democratisation & discrimination continue to be mythical ideals. Empowering Tibetan’s will require a visceral approach to freedom by the International Community in order to mitigate against the harsh conditions that victimise Tibetans on a daily basis. Approximately 142 people have self-immolated […]

Xi cracks down on corruption; Beijing, Moscow imposing their will

John Stuart Mill wrote in “From Consideration on Representative Government”… that “There is no difficulty in showing that the ideally  best form of government is that in which the sovereignty, or supreme controlling power in the last resort, is vested in the entire aggregate of the community; every citizen not only having a  voice in […]

China’s raison d’être for consensus building

Dr. Sonny Lo proscribes 6 reasons for positive predictors to democracy in Hong Kong   http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/09/26/553463964/wary-of-unrest-among-uighur-minority-china-locks-down-xinjiang-province Wary Of Unrest Among Uighur Minority, China Locks Down Xinjiang Region 26/9/2017   In “Chariots” I wrote that: “For China, democratisation and discrimination are incompatible because of the high economic cost to change including its legal system, fixed currency, […]

Tibet & China: A Consociational (Power-Sharing) Approach

  A few years ago,  U of Waterloo –   Professor emeritus, Peter Woolstencroft taught a course on the issue of power-sharing between two governing bodies. Usually, one nation-state may hold more sway over a smaller region that may be close to encroaching on it, or, as we have seen recently with Russia-Ukraine, they (Russia) […]

Tiananmen Anniversary: Redux

  Reuters correspondent, Sui-Lee Wee reports on the stringent control of the media during the 25th anniversary of the debacle in China. Mothers who lost a child formed a support group: “Tiananmen Mothers,” are under constant surveillance by Chinese authorities during this delicate period. Beijing’s response in the aftermath of 1989 was to offer brighter […]