Monday, October 15, 2007

Beijing bluster

October 15, 2007 2:00 PM
by Simon Tisdal

The squeeze is on in numerous other directions. George Bush will tomorrow become the first US president to invite the Dalai Lama to a public meeting at the White House. The talks, following a similar move last month by Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, are a pointed signal to Beijing that, in western eyes, Tibet's lost independence is not necessarily a lost cause.

Broader civil rights issues are increasingly coming into focus as China takes centre stage. Human Rights Watch reported this month that internal repression, including abduction and violent intimidation, was intensifying. Full article link

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