%uFFFD...When he was just six years old the Panchen Lama was detained by the Chinese administration, just days after being recognised by the Dalai Lama. He became the world%u2019s youngest political prisoner and has now spent his childhood and teenage years in detention. The Chinese administration have consistently refused to give any verifiable information on his wellbeing or whereabouts...%uFFFD
%uFFFD...The 2008 Tibetan unrest, also known in China as the 3%u202214 Riots, was a series of riots and demonstrations in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and adjacent Tibetan-inhabited areas of the People's Republic of China. The unrest began with demonstrations on March 10, 2008, the 49th anniversary of the failed uprising in 1959 in Tibet against Beijing's rule. The events began when hundreds of monks from Lhasa's Drepung monastery began peaceful protests calling for the release of other monks detained since the previous autumn and for religious freedom, and fifty monks were detained. Within a week, similar protests occurred at Sera and Ganden monasteries, and violence sprang up. Tibetans attacked non-Tibetan ethnic groups. Rioting, burning, looting and killing began on March 14...%uFFFD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Tibetan_unrest)
Barack Obama cancels meeting with Dalai Lama 'to keep China happy' President Barack Obama has refused to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington this week in a move to curry favour with the Chinese.
we are for the freedom of Tibet!