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Tibet Saves The World?: Tibetan and Chinese Bloggers Discuss “2012”

Tibet Saves The World?: Tibetan and Chinese Bloggers Discuss “2012”

8 by / on 27/11/2009, 11:30 / in Comment

Above: Screenshot of a Tibetan blogpost about “2012” High Peaks Pure Earth has been following Tibetan and Chinese blog reactions to the Hollywood film “2012”. Although China-watching blogs such as chinaSMACK have focused on the film’s treatment and depiction of China, there has been little translated about the prominent role that Tibet plays in the film. It seems that Tibetans […]

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Tibetan Language Blogsites Back Online

Tibetan Language Blogsites Back Online

0 by / on 07/09/2009, 22:37 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has noticed that Tibetan language blogsites are back online now – albeit in sanitised form as posts of a political nature have been removed. As first reported on Global Voices on August 28, all Tibetan language blogsites (except for one) were inaccessible for almost the whole month of August. The reasons for the closures of the […]

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To All Those Longing and Hoping, Summer is Approaching, the Dragon Boat Festival has Arrived!

To All Those Longing and Hoping, Summer is Approaching, the Dragon Boat Festival has Arrived!

1 by / on 16/07/2009, 08:53 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost originally written in Chinese by a Tibetan blogger calling himself “The Lost Curse” and was prompted by the Dragon Boat Festival holiday* (端午节 – duanwu jie) which this year fell on May 28th. The Chinese government grants a 3-day holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival that this year also coincided with the Tibetan […]

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“Courage and Wisdom: The Inspiration of the ‘Lama Jigme Incident’ for Tibetans in Tibet” by Tashibod

“Courage and Wisdom: The Inspiration of the ‘Lama Jigme Incident’ for Tibetans in Tibet” by Tashibod

1 by / on 26/05/2009, 11:05 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an article by Tashibod that was originally written in Chinese and published on the website “Democratic China” and also on Woeser’s blog earlier this month. Regular High Peaks Pure Earth will be familiar with Lama Jigme’s story as his testimony, arrest and release have all been documented here in the past. Also highly recommended […]

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Last Year I Was A Prisoner

Last Year I Was A Prisoner

7 by / on 17/05/2009, 22:48 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by a Tibetan blogger from Amdo who calls his blog The Cry of Thoring Karchen or The Cry of the Dawn Star (tho rengs skar chen gyi ‘bod brda). The original posting on http://www.tibetabc.cn/u/trgq/archives/2009/2009512193944.html was uploaded on May 12 2009 but has since been removed. Although the rest of his blog can […]

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A Day of Pain

A Day of Pain

7 by / on 22/04/2009, 15:15 / in Comment

We reported in an earlier post here that hotels in China were discriminating against Tibetans and Uigyurs. Since last March 2008 the official media’s depiction of Tibetans as terrorists has infiltrated to every level and Tibetans travelling in China still face discrimination and hostility from the public. High Peaks Pure Earth brings you a personal account of an example of […]

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Remembering the Honourable Gangnyi La

Remembering the Honourable Gangnyi La

1 by / on 04/04/2009, 12:12 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost from the original Tibetan about the detention of Labrang monk, writer, photographer and environmental activist Kunga Tsayang (here referred to by his pen name Gangnyi meaning Sun of Snowland) as written by a friend of his. This personal and heartfelt tribute to Gangnyi was posted on this blog http://www.tibettl.com/blog/u/geluba on March 24 […]

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Tibetan Bloggers Lament

Tibetan Bloggers Lament

0 by / on 24/03/2009, 01:10 / in Comment, News

The Tibetan blogs are now coming alive with posts and there is a great deal of excitement and celebration about the return of the websites. High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two posts, one is a short report criticising Tibetan cadres and a longer post presenting an interesting critique of Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebrations that was broadcast on TV. […]

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More from Rebkong

More from Rebkong

0 by / on 08/03/2009, 23:04 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated another blogpost from Rebkong (Chinese: ?? Tongren) that confirms yesterday’s blogposts that Rebkong is surrounded by soldiers. The blogpost was written today, 8th March 2009. Rebkong Today Today, for some reason Rebkong is surrounded by army. I look at this as making the lives of lay and religious people worse. This is an attempt […]

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Citizen Journalism from Rebkong

Citizen Journalism from Rebkong

0 by / on 08/03/2009, 11:00 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two short blogposts from Rebkong in Amdo that were written yesterday and today. Posted on 7th March 2009Yesterday and Todays Rebkong On 7th March 2009 while the people of Rebkong were gathering to perform according to the annual ritual of burning incense to the local deities, Chinese soldiers surrounded the monastery and watched over […]

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