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    In the Name of the People Paid Member

    China's crackdown on Tibet is an embarrassment to the Bush administration's foreign policy team (but then again, what isn't?) China was recently taken off the U.S.'s list of worst human rights offenders, and this is how they repay Dubya? Protests at Chinese consulates around the U.S. today, including New York and Chicago. [Picture at right from the Chicago Tribune.] Meanwhile China declares a "people's war": More »
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    Lhasa, Beijing, IOC Paid Member

    Will cries of "Free Tibet!" drown out China's Olympic triumph? No, says Beijing, and hell no says the International Olympic Committee. Video of the protests. Several videos on YouTube and elsewhere with fleeting glimpses of the unrest. UPDATE: Protests at the Chinese embassy in Washington. More »
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    Run-Up to the Olympics Paid Member

    Reports of at least 30 dead fromTibetan exile groups. Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing Olympics organizing committee, said the unrest would not have a negative impact on the Games or the torch relay. Preparations to carry the Olympic torch across Mount Everest and across Tibet "have been proceeding very smoothly and according to schedule," Sun said. "The hosting of the Beijing Games is the 100-year dream for Chinese people and I think the Chinese people, including our compatriots in Tibet, very much look forward to hosting the Games," Sun said. The United States and other governments have urged China to show restraint on the protesters, though International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge deferred, saying he didn't have details. More »
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    Chinese media confirms 10 deaths Paid Member

    From the New York Times. 50 or 60 monks arrested. Dead bodies all around Lhasa. The government response to the Burmese protests was such a black eye for China, it is astounding they would raise the ire of the world again by firing on peaceful demonstrators themselves. Is it arrogance, or fear that motivates them? This should lead to many condemnations and Olympic boycotts. The world has so little leverage over China otherwise, and the games are so important to Beijing . More »
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    No Deadly Force, Beijing Claims Paid Member

    China says warning shots and teargas only. Residents were under attack and many police officers were injured, Beijing claims. And stories coming out of Tibet sound bad. More »
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    What is Happening in Tibet? Paid Member

    The International Campaign for Tibet condemns the Chinese government's excessive use of force against a peaceful demonstration, while the Chinese government news agency Xinhua says the Dalai Lama clique is responsible for causing unrest and damaging property. Meanwhile, in a piece of bitter irony, The Buddhist Blog notes the U.S. has removed China from its list of worst human rights offenders. More »