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    The E.U. and China; Patriotic Re-education for Tibet Paid Member

    The E.U. and China prepare to politely disagree about Tibet. Anti-Tibet (and anti-France) protests intensify. France tries to cool China off. Plus more hate for Grace Wang. China launches a "patriotic education" drive in Tibet. Polish up those jackboots and truncheons and string up the festive barbed wire. More »
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    Protests Spreading Paid Member

    Pro-government protests, that is. More »
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    Boycotts Go Both Ways Paid Member

    Chinese urge a boycott of the West (especially France.) More »
  • "China to extend crackdowns" says Tibet's PM; DL at Mayo Clinic Paid Member

    The Dalai Lama visits Minnesota and discusses meditation and compassion. The meditation talk will include Daniel Goleman and will be for Mayo Clinic employees only. He also gave a thank-you scarf to his physician, Dr. More »
  • Japanese temple backs out of route Paid Member

    Thanks to Marcus for pointing this one out: A Japanese Buddhist temple has removed itself from the torch's route. Japan and China continue to disagree over whether Tibet is an international issue or just a domestic issue of China's. Edward Gomez notes the rhetoric is running high: China stoked the nationalist fires and is now trying to temper its citizens call for boycotts of products from countries where the torch relay has run into trouble. More »
  • The Torch in India, Australia Paid Member

    The relay begins amid heavy security in New Delhi. Meanwhile, China cancels its plan to open Tibet on May 1st and seals the borders. And if you wonder why Nepal is cracking down on protesters so hard: Chinese security police in athletic wear can be seen lounging in tea shops and strolling the sole street in the border town of Liping. They shadow three Associated Press journalists from the moment they arrive, ordering them not to take photographs — on Nepalese territory. More »