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    Monks in Bodh Gaya Speak Out; Himalayan Solidarity Paid Member

    Two stories from the Buddhist Channel: Buddhist monks in Bodh Gaya protest China's treatment of Tibetans Display of Solidarity by Himalayan Buddhists More »
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    Dalai Lama with Nancy Pelosi, and Young People Paid Member

    Nancy Pelosi gives her support to the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. A Presidential candidate couldn't do that -- China would come calling. Anyway this trip was arranged long before the "controversy" in Tibet (but anytime is a bad time to see the DL in China's eyes.) “If freedom-loving people throughout the world do not speak out against China’s oppression in China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world,” Ms. Pelosi, Democrat of California, told an overwhelmingly Tibetan audience of around 2,000 people in the courtyard of the town’s main temple, Tsulakhang. The visit by Ms. Pelosi, accompanied by nine other members of Congress, most of them Democrats, was arranged some time ago as part of a visit to India. More »
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    China's Internet Warfare Paid Member

    Is Beijing attacking Darfur advocacy websites that criticize China's close cooperation with the genocidal Sudanese government? More »
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    What Started the Violence? Plus: A Stroke, Step by Step Paid Member

    [A young Tibetan looks at Chinese riot police officers in Kangding County, Sichuan Province.] The indispensable Danny Fisher shows us a BBC video depicting the incidents that may have sparked the violence in Tibet. And this article is now updated -- China admits the protests have spread. Tibet's spiritual leader Thursday said he was powerless to stop anti-Chinese violence as authorities in Beijing acknowledged for the first time that unrest had spread into neighboring Chinese provinces. More »
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    Tibetan Youth Challenge the Dalai Lama Paid Member

    The Wall Street Journal has a piece on Tsewang Rigzin and the Tibetan Youth Congress, whose goals for Tibet are more ambitious and radical than the Dalai Lama's. The Times (UK) reports the Tibetan left is "frustrated" with the Dalai Lama. These are times of stress. Cracks will appear in the facade, but that doesn't necessarily foretell a permanent split or break. More »
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    China's Firestorm Paid Member

    Beijing feels China's getting a raw deal in the western press. Chinese official media condemned Western news coverage of unrest in Tibet on Thursday, in a commentary that accused the reports of being "hostile" towards China ahead of the Beijing Olympics. China says the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, masterminded a wave of protests that were capped by a riot in Tibet's capital Lhasa last week and were followed by anti-government demonstrations in ethnic Tibetan parts of China. "While we highly appreciate the efforts of the global media in seeking facts and providing accurate, objective and timely reporting, we are somewhat disappointed to find, from time to time, rather biased news coverage," the official Xinhua news agency said in a commentary. The violence in Tibet is straining China's already difficult More »