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    Whose side is Coke on, anyway? Paid Member

    This article on Coke and the Olympics reminds me a bit of Nicholas Kristof's Op-Ed today. More »
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    Caught in the middle Paid Member

    Grace Wang tried to walk the middle path but took heat from both sides. More »
  • The Flame in Delhi Paid Member

    Remember that Tibetans tried to storm the Chinese embassy here in March. Security will be tight. India's relations with China are fragile enough already. More »
  • Torch comes to India; more voices against a U.S. boycott Paid Member

    The torch comes to India, home of the Tibetan exile community. (But the DL is in the U.S., currently getting a checkup at the Mayo Clinic -- he has good insurance.) Several protesters have been arrested in India already. Walter Mondale says theres no need for a boycott. Mondale, as Carter's VP, was involed in the boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Bush's foreign policy expert Stephen Hadley (the man who confused Nepal and Tibet) called boycotting the opening ceremonies a "cop-out" and said that instead, the U.S. More »
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    What Would the Boycott Accomplish? Paid Member

    Fareed Zakaria thinks boycotting the opening ceremonies of the Olympics makes no sense. He points out that the Chinese government is not really acting in opposition to the feelings of its citizens (and we know China cares more about domestic politics than foreign politics, as does the United States, generally): Public humiliation does not work nearly as well on the regime in Beijing as private pressure. At first glance, China's recent crackdown in Tibet looks like a familiar storyline: a dictatorship represses its people. And of course that's part of the reality -- as it often is in China. But on this issue, the communist regime is not in opposition to its people. The vast majority of Chinese have little sympathy for the Tibetan cause. More »
  • Tibet Links, April 14, 2008 Paid Member

    Nine monks arrested for allegedly planting a bomb: China has arrested nine monks for a bomb attack on a government building in Tibet last month, an official said yesterday. Tibetan support groups warned that it was impossible to verify the claims because the authorities do not allow independent observers into the region. The state-run Xinhua news agency alleged that the monks from the Tongxia monastery - around 850 miles east of Lhasa - fled after their homemade bomb exploded in Gyanbe township but later confessed to planting it. More »