Loosening up in Tibet, and writing about Chinese environmental issues

3 Aug

This is a surprising piece of news, albeit a bit old (apologies), about policy in Tibet regarding the Dalai Lama, with the government seemingly relaxing restrictions such as allowing monks to openly worship him. Also, the American ambassador Gary Locke was in Tibet on an official trip for a few days during that time. If genuine, this is really great that China can loosen up and ease tensions, as well as allow foreign dignitaries access.

Meanwhile, Guardian environmental reporter and author Jonathan Watts has an interview with Hong Kong’s Time Out about his book When a Billion Chinese Jump, which is about environmental issues in China and which Watts says is also a travelogue as well.


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