TIBET RIOT !=HUMAN RIGHTS What really happened in Tibet is RIOT. There was looting, burning of building, killing of civilians. 5 girls burned to death, including an 18-year-old girl Chen Jia who was the youngest victim. If there are 100+ monks died as claimed by Dalai, why the crying monk in the news reporter visit didn’t mention it at all??? Some more facts about Tibet Tibet population has increased from 1.2 Million (1959) to 2.62 Million (2000), that's more than double in 40 years. (www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/database/chinadata/tibet.htm) There is no restriction on birth control in Tibet, while ethnic Han chinese are only allowed to have one child Tibetans pay no tax. The Central Chinese government exempts Tibet from all taxation. Tibet's economy has grown on average 12% per year from 2000 to 2006. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Tibet) Tibet is part of China (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibet): “While the ancient Sino-Tibetan relationships are complex, there can be no question regarding the subordination of Tibet to Manchu-ruled China following the chaotic era of the 6th and 7th Dalai Lamas.[34] Already in 1725 two high Chinese commissioners had been appointed to control the temporal affairs of the country.[35]In 1751, the Manchu (Qing) Emperor Qianlong established the Dalai Lama as both the spiritual leader and political leader of Tibet” You can also find maps published by India, Germany, USA, ranged from 1700 to 1900 here: latindancermaria.spaces.live.com/blog They all show Tibet was part of China. The current Chinese government has talked with people from Dalai for 20+ times. What Dalai wants is not only Tibet, he also wants all regions that ethnic Tibetans currently live, which cover one-fourth of Chinese territory. If Texas were to become autonomous, would you allow all regions where Hispanics currently live to be ruled by Texas? So please do not only blame Chinese government for not holding talks. You have passion and conscience, but please do not be disguised and misled. Find out by yourself, just like these two San Franciscans did, you can see how they changed their view after they went to Tibet: Tibet Diary (Epsode 1 to 6): www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNeGcLoPFow For China there are issues about human rights and religion freedom, but these are issues that need to be improved gradually, and it’s totally different from massacring peaceful demonstration of monks, as the western media is trying to portray. No Violence! No Riot!Stop Media Distortion! Stop Media Hysteria! Support Beijing Olympics!