US Targets China over Tibet

US Targets China over Tibet

The US Congress has recently passed the so-called Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA) – slipped into a COVID-19 relief package and a 1.4 trillion dollar government spending bill, US State Department-funded Voice of America reported in their article, “US Congress Passes Landmark Bill in Support of Tibet.” The article would claim: The US Congress…

Tensions Between China and India May Soon Rise as Trump Approves Historic Tibet Act

Tensions Between China and India May Soon Rise as Trump Approves Historic Tibet Act

US President Donald Trump signed into law on Sunday the historic Tibet bill. US Congress had passed this bill on December 21. The Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA), which supports Tibet in key areas, even includes possible sanctions against Chinese authorities should they try to appoint the next Dalai Lama themselves and calls for…

Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley

Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley

Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control. Neither China nor India have ever quite sorted out their differences on that front, plagued by territorial claims over unclearly demarcated boundaries. The administration of Narendra Modi might well have wood…

The US-China Power Struggle, Two Decades of CIA Interference in Tibet

The US-China Power Struggle, Two Decades of CIA Interference in Tibet

America’s position as the world’s strongest country faces its greatest challenge today from China, as is widely acknowledged. Yet the United States-China power struggle is not merely a phenomenon of this century, but has been ongoing for at least 70 years. Following China’s autumn 1949 communist revolution, the US has attempted in varying degrees to…

Chinese Scholar Offers Insight into Beijing’s Strategic Mindset

Chinese Scholar Offers Insight into Beijing’s Strategic Mindset

The top story of 2019 – and the years ahead – will continue to revolve around the myriad, dangerous permutations of the economic ascent of China, the resurgence of nuclear superpower Russia and the decline of the US’s global hegemony. Two years ago, before the onset of the Trump administration, I sketched how the shadow…