Stonewalled in Tibet
Now, about Tibet. China says Tibet is “free.” Well, it didn’t look that way to me in May. Lhasa, their major city, was swarming with Chinese soldiers. I sent the Dalai Lama an email that I wanted to meet with him. The Chinese intercepted my request and sent me a reply that if the Dalai Lama (whose real name is Bernie Cohen) shows up, he and I will be arrested.
But our guide warned us not to take any pictures of the soldiers. If we did, and they saw us, they would grab the photographer and camera and arrest the photographer as a spy. Not nice.
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