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'Unmistaken Child' Depicts an Unquestionably Fascinating Love Storynew

Unmistaken Child is one of the strangest romance films I've ever seen. It tells, in documentary form, the story of Tenzin Zopa, a disciple of Geshe Lama Konchog.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  07-23-2009  |  Reviews

'Dancing in Amdo' Questions Some Basic Assumptions About Tibetnew

The first thing you'll wonder about filmmaker Carl Cimini's documentary about Tibet under Chinese rule, is, "How'd he score an interview with the Dalai Lama?"
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Bill O'Driscoll  |  09-08-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Field Guide to Chinese Oppressionnew

Though Beijing's enemies are way too numerous to list, consider the following four non-Tibetan religious, ethnic, and intellectual minorities a sort of Olympic qualifying heat. In order to advance Beijing's "Harmonious Society" in preparation for the 2008 Games, members of these groups have been locked up, exiled, or have disappeared altogether. Enjoy the synchronized swimming!
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Matthews  |  08-07-2008  |  International

China, Tibet, and the Olympicsnew

Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama's political wisdom, the myopia of the Chinese, and the essence of the Olympics.
Boston Phoenix  |  Peter Kadzis  |  08-07-2008  |  International

Beijing's Defenses Can't Stop Terrorismnew

The deployment of 100,000 troops around Beijing and the surface-to-air missile batteries that protect the main stadiums couldn't stop two equally determined Uighur militants from killing 16 Chinese police and injuring another 16 in an attack on a border post near Kashgar.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  08-06-2008  |  International

Abrahm Lustgarten Rides the Rails to Tibet on the Eve of the Beijing Olympicsnew

Lustgarten spent four years traveling to China and Tibet researching the Qinghai-Tibet Railway -- a 50-year plan to build the highest train line in the world and solidify Beijing's hold on the disputed region.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  05-22-2008  |  Nonfiction

'The Open Road' Distills the Dalai Lama's Teachingsnew

The idea of loss as an opportunity for growth is at the heart of Pico Iyer's latest book -- a culmination of more than 30 years of conversation with Tenzin Gyatso, otherwise known as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan people.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Elizabeth Schwyzer  |  05-20-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Five Ways New Mexico is Connected to the Beijing Olympic Controversiesnew

Tibet, Falun Gong, Darfur, poisoned imports and the threat of pandemics all hang over the games. And while these serious problems will likely continue long past the Beijing Olympics, the event presents the perfect opportunity for the world to protest and, perhaps, for China to listen.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  05-15-2008  |  Sports

The Ongoing Olympic Torch Relay Brings Fresh Nightmares and Memories of 1980new

Thanks to the IOC, China has the opportunity to use the world stage in August as a platform for propaganda. And that awful word, boycott, has seeped back into the Olympic movement's consciousness. You have to wonder what might happen if the situation escalates much more.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Ralph Routon  |  04-29-2008  |  Sports

Shedding Light on the Olympic Torchnew

China wants the torch to travel through the nations of Western Europe and the United States as well as Tibet as a way to spread the gospel of China's global reach. The torch's 1936 route was also planned with political considerations in mind. The torch was carried exclusively through European areas where the Third Reich wanted to extend its reach: particularly southeastern and central regions.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Dave Zirin  |  04-22-2008  |  Sports

China's Olympic High-Wire Actnew

If you think pro-Tibet protests in San Francisco were intense, wait till they get to New Delhi and Canberra.
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  04-11-2008  |  International

Reflections on the Escalating Situation in Tibetnew

There is no question that a shift in policy and new strategies are called for. Such change, however, requires the Chinese administration to go beyond its present perception of Tibet as an archaic and backward society, useful for tourism but little else.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Jose Ignacio Cabezon  |  04-07-2008  |  International

Taking On the New Empirenew

Tibet backers at China's Consulate show protest focus has shifted from once-mighty U.S.
NOW Magazine  |  Andrew Cash  |  03-28-2008  |  International

What About Tibet?new

The Olympics are a glittering prize that was awarded China as an incentive to better behavior. But seen through the prism of the Tibet crisis, the games are proving to be not a source of strength but a point of vulnerability.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  03-27-2008  |  International

Tibet: The Other Protestnew

Antiwar demonstrators aren't the only ones taking it to the streets.
Willamette Week  |  Lawrence Maushard  |  03-26-2008  |  International

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