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Tibet, Beijing And The Olympics
By : Richard Lawton
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Tibet is, I gather, a beautiful, exotic, remote country. Home of the Dalai Lama, we expect it to be peaceful, with quiet Buddhist ways predominating. Instead, it is a troubled paradise. Since 1951 China has regarded Tibet as part of itself, as it has at various other stages through a troubled history. The Dalai Lama fled to nearby India, which hosts him only provided he doesn’t cause any trouble with India’s near and very powerful neighbour. Many Tibetans desire independence. Protests last week were stomped on by China, with many deaths, thousands imprisoned, and the Dalai Lama accused of being behind such terrorism.

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Keith Skillicorn
Thank you Richard for challenging us to do something to help the People of Tibet. During the 31 years Ruth and I served in India, our three sons studied at Woodstock School, Mussoorie, in the Himalayas, not far from Dharmshala, centre for the Tibetan Govt. in exile and where the Dalai Lama spends some of his time. Many Tibetan students have passed through Woodstock because of which we came into a close relationship with these gentle people. Please access our website and hear their cry at

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