China's carefully managed international media tour of Tibet's capital ran into a public-relations roadblock Thursday -- a protest by screaming Buddhist monks at a holy shrine.
Beijing invited about two dozen international journalists to tour Tibet's capital, Lhasa, to show them the city is calm after recent anti-China protests. The tour marked the first time foreign reporters had been allowed into Tibet since the unrest began two weeks ago.
But the protest by about 30 monks at the sacred Jokhang Temple showed that Lhasa is anything but calm. Read full article »