Freedom of Religious Exercise . . . priceless

International / Asia Pacific
Chinese Police Clash With Tibet Protesters
Published: March 15, 2008
Violent protests erupted Friday in a busy market area of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, as Buddhist monks and other ethnic Tibetans clashed with Chinese security forces.

Something that won’t be covered in the local press, for sure! It clashes with the idea of the economic liberators bringing modern lifestyles to the natives who need the influx of cash and tourists.  For instance, I just read one web page that claims that in the last 50 years the life expectancy of Tibetans has doubled, increasing from 36 to 67 years of age. 
Hmm.  I wonder if it’s possibly more complex than this? 
Even though this article is almost ten years old, it seems particularly insightful: 
Tibet Through Chinese Eyes
by Peter Hessler
Published in The Atlantic, Feb 1999

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