Since the National Uprising of Tibetans in 1959 against the People’s Republic of China (PRC) tens of thousands of Tibetans found refuge in India as the Tibetan Government-in-Exile came into existence. Today with an aggressive Chinese foreign, defence and security policy under President Xi Jinping, information and access to Tibet is extremely controlled with Tibetans saying they are dying a slow cultural death.
On Episode 6 of Beyond Nation and State on Suno India, we talk about the centrality of Tibet in the dynamics of Indo-China relations, the question of the reincarnation and succession of the Dalai Lama and what is happening inside Tibet. The changing demographics in Tibet, Chinese cultural and religious influences as well as the environmental concerns around China's infrastructure development projects.
Independent Journalist and Host Smita Sharma spoke to Penpa Tsering who is the highest political leader or the Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration or the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.
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