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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 07:09 AM
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China's 'ruthless' Tibet policy to blame for monk deaths, says Dalai Lama
Source: The Guardian

The Dalai Lama has blamed China's "ruthless and illogical" policy towards Tibet for the recent deaths of monks who set themselves on fire in protest against Beijing's rule.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader also called on the Chinese government to change its repressive policies in Tibet, which include a crackdown on monasteries and the Tibetan language.

"For their own interest, not just the interest for certain sort of problem here and there, but for the whole country's sort of future, they have to act (with a) realistic sort of policy," said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

At least nine Tibetan clerics or former clerics have self-immolated in south-western China over seven months in protest against Chinese rule. Five of them have died of their injuries. Earlier this month a nun became the most recent casualty and the first woman to die.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/29/dalai-lama-...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 07:44 AM
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1. recommend
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 08:43 AM
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2. Free Tibet.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 12:15 PM
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3. A Pox on the PRC!
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Left Coast2020 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 12:30 PM
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4. The world needs to put pressure on Chinese Government.
People need to realize that Beijing government is very stubborn. And if you have spent any time there as I have, you will see its true attitude.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 12:47 PM
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5. Free Tibet!
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BadtotheboneBob Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 12:49 PM
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6. Any guesses how the PRC would handle #OWS?
I think that I read somewhere that the word 'occupy' is banned by the PRC on internet search engines there...
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 02:29 PM
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7. We already know
look at the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
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