Thanks to Danny Fisher for the heads-up on these two Tibet-related items. The first is cheerful, the second disturbing:

  • “The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. organised an event on Monday (19 July) during which the Librarian, Dr James Billington, received three gifts to the Library from His Holiness the Dalai Lama from his Special Envoy Lodi Gyari.” Read more.
  • The Guardian: “Chinese security forces fired indiscriminately on demonstrators and brutally beat detainees during unrest in Tibetan areas in 2008, alleges a report released today by Human Rights Watch.” Read more.
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