Friday, January 21, 2011

Hu, nudged on rights.

Hu's three days state visit to United State and his meeting with President Obama was hailed by Bejing as a "new chapter" in the Sino-US relationships. Whatever maybe the objective of President Hu's visit, China's rise as a world power  is well recognized by international communities and particulary the United State. Washington accorded the highest honour of warm receptions to the visiting guest with 21 gun solutes, a state dinner. But the US sides were determined to score points or deliver actions besides all the pageantry. A $ 45 billion us export deals were signed by the presidents. US president, congressmen, even reporters  all have nailed down China on human rights. For the first time Hu Jingtao was compelled to admit that "a lot needs to be done" on human in China.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hu's response to Post

Tibet issues is apparantely one of the major sensitive issues  dogged Sino-US relationships. It is reported, Hu did not respond to all the questions including one on Liu Xiabo. Hu blamed on translation and technical problem when he appeared to be dodging questions on human rights when the first time by Associate Press, at the white house press conference.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Buddhism & Democracy

            Democracy and Buddhism are compatiable, in the sense that both put people's interest above anything else,says one of the panelists at a roundable discussion held at ICT this Firday, on the topic " Electing Leaders without a Territory: Challenges to Tibetan Democracy in Exile." While the 2011 exile Kalon Prime Minister's elections have become the hot topic in Tibet dispora, such a thoughtful discourse by outside observers was timely and appropriate.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Foe by J.M Coetzee

   There are some books to be read, others to be digested, some to be cherished, some to be forgotten and others to be treasured.

“Foe is a finely honed testament to its author’s intelligence, imagination, and skill…the writing is lucid and precise, the landscape depicted mythic yet specific”. This New York Times review and other book critics heaped accolade on the fine texture of the novel. Acclaimed writer and the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Coetzee’s Foe is magnificent work of art to be cherished and treasured.

One's mission

Gene Smith's legacy for the world and humanity...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New York Debate

I was geared up to watch the New York Kalon Trip debate in live through the web cast. And it is very disappointing when the technical difficulties failed my expectation. As the connection failed repeatedly after few rounds of questions  and I missed 90% of the proceedings (fortunately, the entire debate was posted on Tibetan community association website afterward)
 However, the start went smoothly, and this is what I have observed.

In tune with Tibetan custom of respecting the elders, the eldest candidates Tashing Wangdue was called in first. Dr. Lobsang Sangay call in the last.