Tibet forges ahead as its people prosper

Tibet will give equal priority to growth, stability and ecology to ensure sustained socioeconomic improvements, Wu Yingjie, Party chief of the Tibet autonomous region said in an article published in the People’s Daily recently.

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How Tibet Is Being Crushed—While the Dalai Lama Survives: The NYRB China archive

News about self-immolations has been blacked out on the Chinese Internet, while official statements insist that the self-immolators are either insane, selfish, failures, or criminal. Woeser’s own judgement is:

Because no other method is available for Tibetans to voice their protests, and because only the horror of self-immolation is able to capture the attention of the world, it has become the choice of the bravest protesters in Tibet.

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