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“2009 Tibetan Personality of the Year” Preliminary Results Announced

“2009 Tibetan Personality of the Year” Preliminary Results Announced

0 by / on 03/02/2010, 01:57 / in News

Following our previous translation Tibetan Bloggers Nominate the “2009 Tibetan Personality of the Year”, High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the announcement of the preliminary list of winners which was posted on the official blog of TibetCul on February 2, 2010. Visitors to TibetCul are mostly college students based either in Tibetan areas or colleges around China. Their initial voting […]

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Tibetan Bloggers Nominate the “2009 Tibetan Personality of the Year”

Tibetan Bloggers Nominate the “2009 Tibetan Personality of the Year”

4 by / on 21/01/2010, 22:02 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has been following an online poll posted on the blog of the popular Chinese language Tibetan website TibetCul.com. The poll asks readers to nominate the 2009 Tibetan Personality of the Year and was started on December 18 2009. The nominations period will close on January 28 2010. Those nominated by Tibetan netizens give an insight into […]

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The Most-Read Postings on High Peaks Pure Earth in 2009

1 by / on 31/12/2009, 15:23 / in News

A Happy New Year to all our readers from High Peaks Pure Earth! This has been the first full year of translations and blog postings on High Peaks Pure Earth, thank you all for reading, commenting and getting in touch. Expect to see not only more blog translations, commentary and original writings but also changes and improvements to the site […]

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“Bad News” – Tibetan Bloggers Report the Arrest of Writer Tashi Rabten

“Bad News” – Tibetan Bloggers Report the Arrest of Writer Tashi Rabten

2 by / on 03/08/2009, 22:00 / in News

On 31st July 2009, a Tibetan blogger writing from Lhasa posted news of the arrest of Tibetan writer Tashi Rabten (bKra shis rab brtan) who writes under the pen name of Therang (the’u rang) which could mean demons or spirits. High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the original post from Tibetan that was originally posted here: www.tibetabc.cn/u/cher/archives/2009/2009731165922.html (NB: www.tibetabc.cn is […]

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The Return of TibetABC!

The Return of TibetABC!

1 by / on 22/03/2009, 22:50 / in News, Poetry

Having previously reported various closures and ‘technical maintenance’ incidents related to Tibetan language blogs, High Peaks Pure Earth is happy to report that the highly popular Tibetan language website www.tibetabc.cn is back online! We haven’t gone through each of the posts to see if any have been sanitised and cleansed of any inappropriate thoughts but just at quick glance, it […]

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The Disappearing Tibetan Cyberspace

The Disappearing Tibetan Cyberspace

5 by / on 11/03/2009, 17:15 / in News, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has been thwarted again in bringing translations from Tibetan blogs to an English-speaking audience. We have lost access to two major Tibetan language blog and discussion forums. The usually active www.tibetcm.com has definitely been closed down, the photo above is a screenshot of the government closure notice. The very popular www.tibetabc.cn (which hosts Jamyang Kyi’s blog, […]

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Tibetan NGO Worker Given A Life Sentence

Tibetan NGO Worker Given A Life Sentence

1 by / on 17/12/2008, 21:01 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has been looking at the news behind the news today. Unfortunately the news is already over five weeks old but behind it is a wealth of information courtesy of the 9 November 2008 edition of the Lhasa Evening News (拉萨晚报 La Sa Wan Bao).

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Charter 08

Charter 08

1 by / on 12/12/2008, 19:43 / in News

Liu Xiaobo The biggest China news story at the moment is “Charter 08”, a document signed by over three hundred prominent Chinese citizens all united in their calling on reform for the political system in China. As Perry Link, who translated the Charter into English, tells us, Charter 08 “was conceived and written in conscious admiration of the founding of […]

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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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