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CNN Report – Tibet: Tensions on the Roof of the World

December 30, 2016

CNN reporter Matt Rivers was given permission to report from Lhasa in September 2016- the first time a CNN team has been given access to the Tibet Autonomous Region since 2006. In the story he filed, Rivers compares the Chinese-imposed isolation in Tibet to that of North Korea, and notes that government minders followed him constantly and recorded the responses Tibetans gave to his questions. In a rare moment free of official oversight, he spoke to a young Tibetan laborer who complained about Tibetans receiving substantially lower wages than their Chinese counterparts for the same work.

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U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke

Amidst record self-immolations, U.S. Ambassador expresses “high expectations” for change in China’s policies in Tibet

With November witnessing the highest-one month total of self-immolations in Tibet (25 so far), U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke said there were “high expectations” for change on Tibet policy within the new Chinese leadership under Xi Jinping, while cautiously noting that “we’ll just have to wait and see” about improved relations between Chinese and […]

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