DANIEL SEUNG TAK OH WRITES – The Dalai Lama is often seen as the face of peace, love, and compassion in the West. To the Tibetan people, he is the vanguard of their national identity and a living buddha. However, to the Chinese he is a dangerous demon, or as…Full Article CHINA AND TIBET: WILL THIS DALAI LAMA BE OUR LAST?
MICHAELA MERTZ WRITES – Tensions rose earlier this month between luxury car maker Mercedes Benz and the Chinese government, over a social media post quoting the Dalai Lama. The quote appeared on an Instagram post, but after complaints from China and Chinese Instagram users, the carmaker pulled the post and…Full Article CHINA: MERCEDES AND THE DALAI LAMA
No one in China more exposed to Tibet independence campaigns than the country’s Netizens. No matter how intensely the Chinese government would like to block such websites, these “Free Tibet” pitches somehow see through the cracks of the Great Firewall. But prompted by national education campaigns regarding the Tibetan independence…Full Article China Blog Blotter – Issue #2: What They Are Saying About Tibet