Friday, January 4, 2013

Week Ending January 4, 2013

Tibet Network News Digest and Analysis: 4 January 2013

Self-immolations and Protests

Passang Lhamo burns herself against Chinese land grabbing: Kyigudo - Voice of Tibet3 January | Passang Lhamo has set herself on fire in Kyigudo, Tibet. Listen to the VOA broadcast (in Tibetan) at the link below; More information forthcoming.

Remembering Martyr Kalsang Jinpa - Rangzen Alliance
3 January | A writer from inside Tibet recounts the life and choices of Kalsang Jinpa.

Tibetan Activists Seek Attention, Action with Self-Immolations - Voice of America
31 December | Tibetan activists lobby Congress members in Washington in light of the recent surge in self-immolation protests.

Tibetan school student in exile attempts self-immolation - Phayul28 December | 9th grade TCV Bylakuppe student Lungrig Dorjee attempted to set himself on fire to protest the Chinese government policies in Tibet.


Exile Leaders Push For Dialogue - Radio Free Asia
2 January | Exile leaders affirm their commitment to nonviolence and resolve to continue seeking dialogue with China.

Times Reporter in China is Forced to Leave Over Visa Issue - New York Times
31 December | No action is taken on visas for a New York Times bureau chief and former Reuters reporter, following publication of articles exposing top goverment officials’ wealth.

China Says Reporter Chris Buckley Was Not Expelled - New York Times
4 January | Chinese spokeswoman refutes allegations that journalist Chris Buckley was expelled from the country after a revealing set of articles on Premier Wen Jiabao’s family.

ICT testifies in Spain’s National Court on Chinese leadership policies in Tibet - ICT
30 December | Spanish lawyers and Tibet activists work together to pursue international arrest warrants for Chinese leaders related to their policies of torture and abuse in Tibet.

Former Tibetan PM Sonam Topgyal Passes Away - Tibet Sun
30 December | Sonam Topgyal held his post as Prime Minister from 1997 to 2001, and has passed away in McLeod Ganj due to stomach cancer.

Opinion and Analysis

Last Words Analysis: Why Do Tibetans Self-Immolate? - China Digital Times 3 January | Wang Lixiong analyzes the final words of several Tibetan self-immolators.

My Take: Blood on Chinese Hands in Tibetan Self-Immolations - CNN Belief Blog
2 January | Stephen Prothero shifts his focus from placing responsibility for ending the self-immolations in the hands of the Dalai Lama to the Chinese government.

‘I’m Not Afraid To Live Openly’ - Radio Free Asia31 December | Woeser writes about her encounter with Chinese security on a train journey.