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Tibet: What’s Coming Next?

March 14th, 2008

It seems that all hell is breaking loose in Tibet. It’s been nearly 20 years since Lhasa has seen such violence and rioting, and Chinese political leaders must at this very moment be contemplating their next move. NPR’s Anthony Kuhn ran an interesting segment, pointing out one detail worth a mention:

“…when the last wave of major unrest shook Tibet — in 1989 — the region’s Communist Party boss did not hesitate to unleash a harsh military and political crackdown. That boss, Hu Jintao, is now China’s president.”

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