Foreign journalists were taken on a rare tour of Tibet, escorted by government officials. When asked if he worships the Dalai Lama, a monk mumbled, “Yes,” but the official translator tells the journalist, “No, he doesn’t worship.” Watch the BBC video here:
In March two years ago there were protests and unrest in parts of the Tibet plateau in the weeks before the Beijing Olympics.
China continues to keep Tibet largely closed to foreign journalists.
A small group of reporters, including the BBC’s China Correspondent, Damian Grammaticas, have been taken on a rare escorted visit to the region.
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