A Year After the March 2008 Protests: Is China Promoting Stability in Tibet?

628 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 | Friday, March 13, 2009 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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One year ago, a wave of protests began in Lhasa and swept across the Tibetan Plateau. At this CECC Roundtable, a panel of experts discussed conditions in the Tibetan autonomous areas of China. The Chinese government over the past year continued to press policies that have stoked frustration among Tibetans, saying such policies are essential for stability. Have those policies served that objective? Has the dynamic between the Chinese government and Tibetans changed over the last year, and if so, how? What should U.S. policymakers watch for in the days and weeks ahead?


Dr. Elliot Sperling, Associate Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University

Mr. Tseten Wangchuk, Senior Research Fellow, Tibet Center, University of Virginia; Senior Editor, Voice of America Tibetan language service

Dr. Warren Smith, Writer, Radio Free Asia Tibetan Service