Articles By Claude Arpi

Hans on the Frontiers: The Worrying Message of Chairman Xi

Hans on the Frontiers: The Worrying Message of Chairman Xi

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 05 Aug , 2021

From July 21 to 23, President Xi Jinping went on an ‘inspection tour’ of Central and Southern Tibet. His visit was widely commented upon in the world media; especially as it was the first after a...

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Bid to recruit Tibetans in China PLA may backfire

Bid to recruit Tibetans in China PLA may backfire

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 02 Aug , 2021

China has a serious problem. Beijing claims that it “liberated” Tibet 70 years ago, but in the recent confrontation in eastern Ladakh, it was the Tibetan troops serving with the Indian Army...

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Why did Xi meet PLA Generals?

Why did Xi meet PLA Generals?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 28 Jul , 2021

On June 22 and 23, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) visited Lhasa after a gap of ten years. A day before, the Chinese president went to Nyingchi City (previously...

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The Return of Hu Yaobang ...and Xi Jinping

The Return of Hu Yaobang ...and Xi Jinping

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 24 Jul , 2021

Yesterday, Xi Jinping visited Nyingchi near the Indian border of Arunachal Pradesh and Lhasa. I will come back later on the visit, but this reminded me the visit of CPP’s General Secretary Hu...

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The Butterfly Effect in Ladakh

The Butterfly Effect in Ladakh

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 21 Jul , 2021

For years, China and the US, the world’s two superpowers, have been competing to win the battle of supremacy, then the Covid-19 arrived, as insignificant as the flutter of a butterfly’s wings;...

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PM Modi's Call to Dalai Lama is a Message to China on Succession Issue Important

PM Modi's Call to Dalai Lama is a Message to China on Succession Issue Important

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 10 Jul , 2021

Late one evening in August 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an unheralded meeting in Delhi, with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan religious leader living in exile in India since March 1959....

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Xi Jinping is the New Führer

Xi Jinping is the New Führer

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 06 Jul , 2021

Like Hitler’s Germany, China is trying to expand its territory and influence not only in the Himalayas or in the South China Sea, but everywhere from Central Asia to Africa and South...

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Recruiting Tibetans in the Liberation Army: not an easy task

Recruiting Tibetans in the Liberation Army: not an easy task

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 04 Jul , 2021

The issue of recruiting Tibetans in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has recently come up in the Indian media. It is presently not easy to find out what is true and what is exaggerated, but I...

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The Queen of Yume: Implications for India

The Queen of Yume: Implications for India

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 04 Jul , 2021

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President Xi Jinping distributed a number of ‘July 1 Medals’ to people “embodying a staunch faith in the...

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India must back Dalai’s choice on his successor

India must back Dalai’s choice on his successor

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 17 Jun , 2021

The issue of the Dalai Lama’s succession has been in the news for quite some time, especially after the Tibetan diaspora elected Penpa Tsering as the new “Sikyong”, or president;...

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Mr Xi, what have you gained in Ladakh?

Mr Xi, what have you gained in Ladakh?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 16 Jun , 2021

Comrade Xi Jinping General Secretary, Communist Party of China’s Central Committee President, People’s Republic of China, Chairman, Central Military Commission (CMC) Beijing, China Dear...

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The Chinese New Highway to the Indian Border

The Chinese New Highway to the Indian Border

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 13 Jun , 2021

On May 16, Xinhua reported that the construction of a new highway passing “through the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, known as the world’s deepest canyon with a maximum depth of 6,009 meters”...

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Lhasa invaded again ...by Han Chinese

Lhasa invaded again ...by Han Chinese

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 11 Jun , 2021

According to China Tibet News Network, the permanent population of Lhasa is 867,891, an increase of 55.14% compared to the Sixth National Census. It is an enormous increase, particularly because...

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Is Xi Scared of Tiananmen 1989?

Is Xi Scared of Tiananmen 1989?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 06 Jun , 2021

Since the beginning of the year, China has started celebrating the 100 years of the Communist Party of China. For the occasion, Chairman Xi, the new Mao, has decided to teach the history of Modern...

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Origin of our Misery: The Mystery of Wuhan’s Lab P4

Origin of our Misery: The Mystery of Wuhan’s Lab P4

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 15 May , 2021

China has mastered the Art of Disinformation Warfare. Nearly one and half years after the dreaded Covid19 emerged in Wuhan and while the COVID-19 virus is still raging all over the world, having...

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Will Beijing return the remains of 1962 hero?

Will Beijing return the remains of 1962 hero?

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 15 May , 2021

In recent months China has given a lot of publicity to several new war memorials which have come up in Tibet; this mushrooming is probably due the Galwan incidents in which the People’s...

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China’s new Weapon is ‘Political Archaeology’

China’s new Weapon is ‘Political Archaeology’

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 04 May , 2021

In February this year, the Communist Party of China (CPC) started a new campaign called “Party History Learning and Education”; it will continue in full swing through the year as the CPC...

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Tibet: the Next Gen has Arrived

Tibet: the Next Gen has Arrived

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 26 Apr , 2021

During the week between February 19 and 25, a flurry of new appointments took place in China. Interestingly, several young officials of state-owned enterprises were sent to the regional...

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The So-Called Peaceful Liberation of Tibet

The So-Called Peaceful Liberation of Tibet

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 22 Apr , 2021

The history of Mao’s China is a tale of well-planned and well-executed moves. All the events from 1949 onwards have unfolded in a perfectly calculated sequence: first, the invasion of Tibet in 1950;...

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A letter from the Dalai Lama to Mao

A letter from the Dalai Lama to Mao

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 21 Apr , 2021

On May 23, China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their so-called liberation of Tibet. On the occasion, I re-post a few article on the 17-Point Agreement. The Chinese media claims that a...

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