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olympic protests

April 8, 2008

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On the one hand, watching the world relay of the Olympic flame turn from a “Journey of Harmony” celebration into a debacle is rather satisfying, knowing that the protesters are using this golden opportunity to highlight and take the China government to task for its human rights abuses against its own minorities and its policies […]

china’s phony evidence against the dalai lama

March 31, 2008

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After harping on relentlessly about the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, being behind the recent unrest in Tibet, the Chinese government has finally presented some evidence in an attempt to back its words. But it has only reinforced the world’s opinion of the brutality and Leninist tactics of the Chinese regime. Nor would […]

merkel says nein to beijing olympics

March 28, 2008

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Maybe it is true after all — women leaders can be tougher and ballsier than men. Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to do away with the bobbing and weaving and cut to the chase — she will not be in Beijing for the opening ceremony for this summer’s Olympics, making her the first world […]

tibetan monks cry for freedom

March 27, 2008

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Tibetan Buddhist monks today defied the draconian tactics of the Chinese government by staging a daring and fervent protest of heart-breaking proportions. They burst onto a tightly-orchestrated news briefing held by the Chinese authorities in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, for a select group of foreign journalists, which Beijing had hoped would beam images of a […]

dalai lama in DC

October 16, 2007

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It’s time China grew up and loosened up on Tibet and the Dalai Lama. The Chinese are again screaming and crying like bratty toddlers at the latest prospects of the Dalai Lama receiving a Congressional Gold Medal in the US on Wednesday, for his years of struggle against the Chinese. For all its ambitions to […]

dalai lama shut out of belgium

May 11, 2007

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China, the 20 ton gorilla, has flexed its muscle once again. This time, Belgium has bowed to its pressure, blocking the Dalai Lama from a scheduled visit this week to Tibetan groups in Brussels. picture from the Dalai Lama official website www.dalailama.com Belgium is the latest in a series of nations kowtowing to China, as […]