The last two weeks have seen the largest and most widespread occurance of Tibetans protesting for freedom, and Beijing has responded by cracking down with troop deployment, mass arrests in many Tibetan areas and a public campaign of accusing the dalai lama of instigating the protests and portraying the protests as being criminal violence against Han Chinese, with no mention of the core grievances expressed by the Tibetans.
Kunleng invites Arjia Rinpoche, the former abbot of Kumbum monastery in Chinghai and Vice Chairman of of the Buddhist Association of China, to discuss the recent events, And their implications for future Chinese Tibetan relations and the possible political and social outcomes for Tibetans in Tibet.
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