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January 18, 2008

Tibet leader awarded top US medal

I was and still am concerned about the decision to hold the Olympics in China. There are many reasons for that, but generally it boils down to my seeing it as giving them a 'nod' when there are still issues such as the destruction of ancestral homesteads (thousands and thousands of years old) for the dam(n) project just to name one. I try to remember that bad does not cancel out good. One of the good effects of the Olympic decision is that now, in my uneducated opinion, that China is in the global spotlight we are able to address many controvertial issues that in the past were apparently deemed "too sensitive". I find it hard to believe the lead in so many products hasn't really been noticed until now. I hope many more people jump on this bandwagon.

Beijing is furious at the US award for the Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama's speech

The Dalai Lama has been awarded a Congressional Gold Medal - the top US civilian honour - in a move that has infuriated China.
George W Bush attended the ceremony in Washington, the first time a sitting US president has appeared in public with the exiled Tibetan leader.
Chinese state media had warned it would "cast a shadow" over ties with the US.
Beijing has been accused of human rights abuses in Tibet, which its communist troops occupied in 1951.

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