Chinese Leaders Blog
Chinese Leaders Blog is an area for Tibet experts and campaigners to mull over and discuss what China’s leadership change will mean for Tibet.
- Zhou Yongkang and Tenzin Delek Rinpoche – 3 April 2015, by Alison Reynolds, International Tibet Network. Zhou Yongkang now faces formal charges and a possible suspended death sentence, exactly 13 years after the arrest – under Zhou’s watch – of much loved Tibetan religious and community leader, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
- Xi Zhongxun and the 10th Panchen Lama – 25 January 2015, by Alison Reynolds, International Tibet Network. On the 25th Anniversary of the passing of the 10th Panchen Lama, what can we deduce from the emotional obituary written by Xi Jinping’s father?
- China’s Elaborate Political Show Trial Concludes – 22 September 2014, by Nicholas Bequelin, Human Rights Watch.
- Jin Wei and Tibet – a CCP rethink, or a pragmatist going out on a limb? – 3 July 2013 by the International Tibet Network
- Who will have the courage to raise Tibet at BRICS? – 23 March 2013 by the International Tibet Network
Xi’s first summit as China’s new Head of State is a test for his fellow BRICS leaders, as Tibet situation continues to deteriorate. Read More
- Could Peng Liyuan be a Friend of Tibet? – 25 March 2013 by the International Tibet Network
The world’s media are fascinated by China’s glamorous new first lady, the singer Peng Liyuan. But is there more to her than meets the eye? Read More
- A Message for Xi Jinping – 7 November 2012 by the International Tibet Network
On the eve of the handover, member groups of the International Tibet Network send a strong signal to Xi Jinping that Tibet will define his leadership of China. Read More
- Update – Predictions and Guesses for China’s Leadership Change
– 19 September 2012, by Alison Reynolds, International Tibet Network
As the leadership handover draws ever nearer, here’s an update on what we know, what we don’t know and what we can make an educated guess about! Read More
- Xi Jinping – Soft Spot for Tibet?
– 6 September 2012, by Alison Reynolds, International Tibet Network
A blog considering the contents of a fascinating Reuters article about Xi Jinping’s links to Tibet through his father. Read More
– First published in the South China Morning Post on June 6, 2012 under the title “Crunch Time.” by Jerome Cohen.
As China’s Communist Party elite prepare to select the country’s leadership for the coming decade, to what extent does concern for the rule of law affect their deliberations? Will the successor to Zhou Yongkang, the Politburo Standing Committee member who controls the legal system, favor continuing lawless repression or seek to subject both Party and government to the law on the books that is often ignored in practice? Read More
- Predictions and guesses for China’s 5th Generation Politburo Standing Committee
– 15 May 2012 by Alison Reynolds, International Tibet Network
In a few months China is due to change its top leadership. Rumours and intrigue have seen recent reports stating that China’s current leaders are considering delaying the handover. What will this mean for China, who remain anxious to dispel talk of infighting among senior leaders? How will they balance the factions, ideologies, power-bases and roles on this increasingly consensus-driven body?
- Taking on China: Kirkby, UK versus Hangzhou, Zhejiang
– 14 May 2012 by Anthony O’Brien
UK manufacturers have been shifting to China attracted by the cheap labour. But with wages and overheads escalating in China a move back to British manufacturing has become an increasingly attractive option; for one UK businessman at least.
- China Challenged by Tibetans: Lead Up To 1959 Uprising Anniversary
– 7 March 2012 by Alison Reynolds, International Tibet Network
In the lead up to anniversary of Tibetan National Uprisings of 1959 and 2008, when thousands of Tibetans took to the streets to protest China’s occupation of Tibet, Chinese officials sink to an all time low, maligning Tibetans who are calling for freedom.
- Xi Jinping Visits US While Tibet Burns
– 17 February 2012 by Wangchuk Shakabpa
In light of the recent self-immolations in Tibet, and the increased Western media attention to China’s crackdown on protests in Tibetan areas (which have resulted in the deaths and wounding of dozens of Tibetans shot by Chinese police), Wangchuk Shakabpa takes a look at some of China’s claims about the unrest on the Tibetan Plateau.
- The China Magic at work
– 14 February 2012 by Jonathan Mirsky
In the last 12 months more than twenty Tibetans have set fire to themselves to protest Chinese rule. There have been only muted expressions of concern from Western leaders. It is therefore astounding that Washington and London openly denounced China and Russia after they alone vetoed the United Nation’s planned sanctions on Syria….
- What will Xi mean for Tibet?
– 10 February 2012 by Alison Reynolds, International Tibet Network
As China’s President-in-waiting Xi Jinping touches down on US soil, at the forefront of China’s abysmal human rights record is the current crisis in Tibet, where 21 monks, nuns and laypeople have set light to themselves, calling for freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama…