Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

Chinese Spoken Here!

Chinese Spoken Here!

0 by / on 06/10/2008, 20:50 / in Uncategorized

Although there is a vibrant Tibetan language publishing industry, there is still considerable pressure for Tibetans to learn and speak Chinese. Here are some pictures of banners hanging on the school gates of Lhasa. 1) I am a child of China, I like to speak Mandarin 2) Establish the Consciousness of Standard Language and Raise the Consciousness of National Culture […]

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Harry Potter Goes to Tibet

Harry Potter Goes to Tibet

10 by / on 05/10/2008, 20:08 / in Uncategorized

Last week Forbes magazine announced that J.K Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, a story about a boy Wizard is the highest earning author and number one celebrity author in the world. Did we Tibetans contribute anything to this? It seems that the Tibetans will be making a modest contribution to her monthly income of three million dollars. I always […]

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Spyware found on Tibetan website

Spyware found on Tibetan website

0 by / on 05/10/2008, 17:20 / in Uncategorized

We all know about the Great Firewall of China which blocks internet users in China from accessing certain websites. What about the websites that users in China can access though? Are they safe? What about the sites that are most popular with Tibetans? What’s in them to make Google warn a user outside of China – with a full screen […]

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Look Out for Tibetans and Uyghurs!

Look Out for Tibetans and Uyghurs!

2 by / on 30/09/2008, 17:58 / in Comment

This notice was seen in Beijing’s Haidian District and posted on a Tibetan’s blog on 30th September 2008. Haidian District is known as Beijing’s university district and is home to the Central University for Nationalities where most Tibetan students attend. Although posted online on this date, the notice is likely to have been placed in time for the August Olympic […]

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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

0 by / on 29/09/2008, 19:34 / in Uncategorized

We all heard of this quote Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics. I dont know the who uttered these words first. Some attribute this to Benjamin Disraeli, colourful 19th century British Prime Minister, others ascribe the quote to Walter Bagehot, who is regarded as the philosopher behind the modern Conversative Party. I think it may be been Bagehot, he was the […]

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Wen Jiabao’s interview with CNN

0 by / on 28/09/2008, 07:08 / in Comment

CNN was the hate target of angry Chinese nationalists during the Tibetan protests. In March 2008 during his visit to Vietnam, Wen Jiabao in his interviews with international press used the phrase “the Dalai Lama’ in contrast to the usual term Dalai or Dalai clique that was favouved by the Chinese state media. Wen Jiabao’s use of the phrase lead […]

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Why Armchair Revolutionaries Hate Tibet

3 by / on 26/09/2008, 14:20 / in Comment

This is an original feature by High Peaks Pure Earth in response to Brendan O’Neill’s article titled, ‘Why Liberals Love Tibet’, published in the American Conservative. Although the article appeared in a right wing magazine, Brendan O’Neill was the former editor of the now defunct magazine Living Marxism and is currently a columnist for the British paper The Guardian. As […]

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“Advice to the Youth of the Land of Snow” By Lobsang Jamyang (Student)

1 by / on 22/09/2008, 13:59 / in Comment

It is sad to see some Tibetan youth idle away their time in pleasure-seeking. Our ancestors have left us with the rich culture and history, but what will we leave for our descendants? I. Understand Tibetan History It is extremely important for us Tibetans to learn about our own history so that we can learn from history and better prepared […]

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VOA: Video Testimony of Labrang monk Jigme

4 by / on 03/09/2008, 17:31 / in News

The video testimonies from Tibet of Jigme, a monk from Labrang Monastery, were first broadcast by Voice of America’s Tibetan Service on 3rd September 2008. Following the broadcast, Jigme went into hiding and has not been heard of since. Jigme’s story was reported in English media by Associated Press on September 14th 2008. The original broadcast was in Tibetan so […]

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“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

0 by / on 24/08/2008, 20:15 / in Poetry, Woeser

A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Now a city of fear. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is greater than all the fear after ’59, ’69, and ’89 put together. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is in your breathing, in the beating of your heart, In the silence when you want to speak but don’t, In […]

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