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The gentle steeliness of Ama Jetsun Pema

The gentle steeliness of Ama Jetsun Pema

Ama Jetsun Pema, fondly called ‘Gangchen Amala’ (Mother of Tibet) has a steely gentleness that fills the eagerly packed auditorium. It is opening night of the Festival of Tibet and a palpable excitement spikes the air. The applause fades, Ama Jetsun Pema, centre stage, looks up acknowledging the crowd as she sits between entertainer and Buddhist author, Meshel Laurie, and her husband, Tenpa Tsering.

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Letter to the editor: Our greatest export is democracy

Letter to the editor: Our greatest export is democracy

“James Laurenceson’s “We need China in an age of Trump” (June 19) lacks basic rigour and balance. It’s a propaganda style piece presented as a scholarly work from the Australia China Relations Institute attached to the University of Technology Sydney. …”

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