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Tibet’s second betrayal

Some Indians resent the presence of Tibetan refugees. Yet had India stood up to China's 1950 invasion of Tibet, the problem could have been averted

By Trevor Mostyn   June 2008

After having the world’s attention drawn to its shortcomings during the miserable odyssey of the Olympic torch, China bent over backwards to show its compassionate side in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. Yet the ghost of Tibet is unlikely to fade away before the August Olympics. The Dalai Lama’s 11-day visit to Britain has kept the plight of the Tibetans in the public eye, even if he is speaking here only on the art of happiness and has met the prime minister only in his capacity as a “religious leader.”

Yet back in India, where the Dalai Lama has…

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