Tuesday, March 25, 2008

China's Long Arm in Nepal (and Greece?)

My very brief Tibetan history entry boiled down to: for at least 1300 years Tibet was an independent nation, until they were conquered by Red China in 1950, and Red China is now of course trying to rewrite history. I also mentioned the Tibetan exile community in Nepal. This is the same Nepal which has seen Maoist rebel activity badly damage the country for the last 10 years, to the point where the Maoists became part of a coalition government. Turns out Tibetans aren't safe in Nepal either. Greek police were uncharacteristically forceful in their treatment of pro-Tibet protesters too.

Interesting that supposedly sovereign states are arresting protesters on China's behalf. Ten years ago, before the Maoists were in the Nepali government, Nepal never would have considered China an ally. Wake up conservatives! This is how it starts.

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