Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

All Quiet on the Tibetan Blog Front

All Quiet on the Tibetan Blog Front

1 by / on 06/03/2009, 01:20 / in Uncategorized

High Peaks Pure Earth is being forced to take a holiday! A notice suddenly appeared on 5th March 2009 on the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting site www.tibetcul.com saying that blogs and online forums were being closed for ‘maintenance’ and that this would last around a week. So it means that we at High Peaks Pure Earth can put […]

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An Apology by Lobsang Dundrup

An Apology by Lobsang Dundrup

1 by / on 01/03/2009, 22:00 / in Uncategorized

High Peaks Pure Earth has an update from the Tibetan blogosphere for readers today. On 16th February we posted a translation of a blogpost that had Tibetan bloggers criticising the singer Lobsang Dundrup and his bride for wearing fur on their wedding day. Now, it seems as though Lobsang Dundrup has taken the matter to heart, High Peaks Pure Earth […]

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“I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is Freedom and Rights” by Woeser

“I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is Freedom and Rights” by Woeser

1 by / on 25/02/2009, 09:05 / in Woeser

March 2008, Labrang in Amdo (Chinese: Xiahe) Today, on the first day of the Year of the Earth-Ox 2136, High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on 19th February 2009 and posted on her blog on 24th February 2009. “I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is […]

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Do u QQ?

Do u QQ?

1 by / on 22/02/2009, 23:21 / in Uncategorized

Having noticed earlier on in the month that the Tibetan blogosphere was going quiet, High Peaks Pure Earth admitted that there was a subsequent flurry of activity just two days later, so what do we know? Anyway, interestingly enough, there are two Tibetan websites that haven’t been working since yesterday. This time we are not being paranoid, they really don’t […]

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Tibetan Bloggers and Citizen Journalists

Tibetan Bloggers and Citizen Journalists

0 by / on 20/02/2009, 00:45 / in Uncategorized

High Peaks Pure Earth has discovered that netizens are posting reports of protests in their region on both Tibetan and Chinese language blog sites. We have found these two posts, the first was posted as a comment on Woeser’s blog. The second post was on the Tibetan language blog http://www.tibetabc.cn/u/father/archives/2009/200922012619.html and refers to protests in Lithang that have already been […]

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“A Great ‘Civil Disobedience’ Spreading Throughout All of Tibet” by Woeser

“A Great ‘Civil Disobedience’ Spreading Throughout All of Tibet” by Woeser

0 by / on 19/02/2009, 18:00 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on 29th January 2009 and posted on her blog on 4th February 2009. As already documented by High Peaks Pure Earth, Tibetans not celebrating Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) or Tibetan New Year (Losar) this year has been the subject of much […]

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Splittism Must Be Opposed!

Splittism Must Be Opposed!

3 by / on 19/02/2009, 00:59 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth readers who follow news from Tibet closely know that ‘Opposing Splittism’ is one of the main campaigns in Tibet, here we found an interesting take on opposing splittism by a blogger named Kardzewa (dkar mdzes ba). We haven’t translated the comments but the readers ask Who are the Splittists?   Splittism Must Be Opposed All sentient […]

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Angry Tibetan Netizens

Angry Tibetan Netizens

0 by / on 16/02/2009, 18:45 / in Uncategorized

Chinese internet users have given us some colourful terms such human flesh search engines, where netizens track down individuals for public humilation, sometimes this could be exposing corrupt officials, other times it targets innocent people who have angered netizens. The angry netizens are ruthless in their attack and criticism, the sheer number of internet users in China means that thousands […]

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“Do you know the singer named Tashi Dondrup” By Jamyang Kyi

“Do you know the singer named Tashi Dondrup” By Jamyang Kyi

2 by / on 12/02/2009, 13:54 / in Jamyang Kyi

What happened? After our last post reporting that the Tibetan blogosphere is quiet, suddenly yesterday it became alive again with new posts. Did High Peaks Pure Earth have anything to do with this? Maybe our friends in Tibet heard we were thirsting for new posts to read. Anyway, we are glad to see bloggers are back!!! Jamyang Kyi wrote a […]

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Curb on Tibetan Language Blogposts?

Curb on Tibetan Language Blogposts?

4 by / on 10/02/2009, 02:00 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has noticed that the main Tibetan language blog sites haven’t been updated since 30th January 2009, including the blog site www.tibetabc.cn which hosts blogs from many well-known writers and artists from Tibet. It can’t be a coincidence that none of them have updated since the same day. The Tibetan language forum Tibet Youth is still active, […]

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