March 10 marks the anniversary when Tibetans rose up in the streets of Lhasa against China's nascent occupation of Tibet and when a 24-year-old Dalai Lama fled a pursuing Chinese army.
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"Government-strengthened spirituality" is an oxymoron. Government, at its best, does not get involved in issues of transcendence, Heaven, Hell or anything else metaphysical.
In a typically sour grapes gesture, China has invented its own peace prize. The ceremony, held on December 9th, is a day ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize function honoring jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Diane Sawyer and ABC World News are headed to China and are asking "What Issues Do You Want to Know More About?"
I, for one, was proud of His Holiness the Dalai Lama when he spoke strongly about the Chinese Communist Party's oppressive treatment of Tibetan Buddhist monks in Tibet.
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