How long can Tibet burn?
How long can Tibet burn?Tibet's political leader in exile speaks out on recent wave of self-immolations.
At least 60 Tibetans have self-immolated since March 2011, and in this week alone, seven have set themselves on fire to protest repressive policies by the Chinese government. This is happening just as Beijing prepares for a once-a-decade leadership transition in November. What can be done to end social unrest in Tibet? We speak to Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Lobsang Sangay @DrLobsangSangay
Leader, Tibetan Government-in-Exile
Tenzin Dorjee @tendor
Executive Director, Students for a Free Tibet
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