South Asia and Beyond

“The Dalai Lama’s Face Lit Up When He Saw The Tibetan Flag On The Book Cover”

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Benedict Rogers, China Human Rights Analyst and Author, ‘China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny‘ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. It is “ironic how the Chinese Communist Party either represses or weaponises religion depending on what suits it,” Ben Rogers says in this in-person discussion on his book that ‘Xi Jinping doesn’t want you to read’. He shares the Dalai Lama’s reaction when presented the book on the exact day—the 64th anniversary of his escape from China to India. Benedict Rogers also agonises about the intensifying repression in Tibet, shares his experiences on whether Tibetan youth agree with the ‘Middle Way’ in their fight for independence, talks about the concerns for the Panchen Lama, analyses the significance of the identification of a boy as the new head of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia, discusses the succession question, speaks his mind about the communist party’s expansionist border aggression, especially with India and Bhutan, Uyghur genocide, Hong Kong and the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance On China(IPAC) which has two Indian politicians, Ninong Ering and Sujeet Kumar as co-chairs.

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