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Elliot Sperling: Don’t Know Much About Tibetan History

Elliot Sperling writes the following OP-ED in the New York Times: For many Tibetans, the case for the historical independence of their land is unequivocal. They assert that Tibet has always been and by rights now ought to be an independent country. China’s assertions are equally unequivocal: Tibet became a part of China during Mongol rule and its status as a part of China has never changed.

December 1, 2008

Taxi Driver Strike, Union and Street Democracy

Oiwan Lam writes in Global Voices Online blog: Taxi drivers from around the country have been in strike for a month. The first protest appeared in Chongqin in November 3, then it spread to Hainan, Gansu, Yunnan, Shandong, Qingdao, Jinan, Fujian, Shantou, Wubei, Shaanxi and etc. Tomorrow (1 of December), it is likely that Guangzhou will have another Taxi driver strike, and a campaign

December 1, 2008