5 Years After Protests, Tibet More Oppressed

Created: 2013-03-08 18:32 EST

Category: China > China Focus

March 10 is the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising. This month also marks the 5th anniversary of protests that rocked Tibet in 2008. But the conditions they were protesting ahead of the Olympics seem only to have gotten worse since then. Over the past two years, more than 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire—in protest of oppressive communist rule. Kate Saunders from the International Campaign for Tibet joins us to talk about the current situation in Tibet, the Chinese leadership’s response, and what hope there is for the lowering of ethnic tensions in the region.