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28
Mar
08

Tibet’s history, China’s power

Whenever there is any domestic turmoil in China, the government’s instinctive response is always to lay the blame on external anti-Chinese influences “meddling in China’s internal affairs”. Yet it is very clear that the Dalai Lama has played no direct role in instigating the current wave of riots and demonstrations across the Tibetan plateau. It is, rather, the Chinese government’s refusal to respect Tibetan aspirations with regard to the return of their leader that is is one root cause of the present unrest.

28
Mar
08

The Cry of Tibet

The recent troubles in Tibet are a replay of events that happened two decades ago. On Oct. 1, 1987, Buddhist monks were demonstrating peacefully at the Barkor — the famous market street around the central cathedral in Lhasa — when police began beating and arresting them. To ordinary Tibetans, who view monks as “treasures,” the sight was intolerable — not only in itself, but because it stimulated unpleasant memories that Tibetan Buddhists had been harboring for years.

26
Mar
08

Time for Beijing to walk the talk

Much of what Barack Obama said on US race relations in his already-famous speech could apply to China’s race- related disturbances in Tibet. But there is slim chance a Chinese version of Obama will rise anytime soon and say it.

26
Mar
08

Tibetologist: China’s patriotic education of clergy “successful”

 Prof. Dramdul, director of the Institute of Religion Studies with the China Tibetology Research Center (CTRC), spoke at a press conference that was organized by China’s State Council Information Office.     “The patriotic education in monasteries has been very successful in increasing patriotism and citizen awareness among the clergy,” Dramdul said in response to a foreign journalist’s question.

25
Mar
08

Lhasa riot reports show media bias in West

Chinese netizens, including students studying overseas, have been angered by biased and sometimes dishonest reports about the recent riots in Tibet by some Western media.

24
Mar
08

Tibet and Olympics PR

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23
Mar
08

Why Tibet is boiling over

It began, oddly enough, with a balloon seller.

On Feb. 21, during a fireworks festival in the town of Tongren in Qinghai province, a Tibetan child tried to buy a balloon from a Chinese vendor. They argued over the price, and the vendor reportedly slapped the child in the face. When an older man began fighting with the balloon seller, the man was allegedly beaten and detained by a Chinese policeman, who was soon surrounded by a crowd of Tibetans.