South Africa may block Dalai Lama visit to Tutu

South Africa officials may block the Dalai Lama from celebrating the 80th birthday of his friend and fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, amid fears that Chinese pressure is trumping the country's much-vaunted policies on freedom of speech and human rights. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Barry Grossheim - Sep 27, 2011 - 2:03 AM PDT
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by Barry Grossheim - Sep. 27, 2011

China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist for more than 50 years. How is it they are still so intimidated by the Dalai Lama after all this time? He is a man of peace and spirituality and poses no threat to China yet they react to his every move as if it is a direct threat to their very existence.

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