'Here and Now': China, Tibet and the Olympics
China is pouring troops into Tibet, where violent protests have led to deaths, injuries and widespread property damage.
Thousands of Chinese troops are engaged in a manhunt for protestors wanted in connection with last week's riots in Lhasa, Tibet . "Here and Now" speaks with James Miles, Beijing correspondent for the "Economist" about what factored into the protests and subsequent unrest. He was the only western correspondent in Tibet when the protests broke out on March 14th. He also talks about what impact this situation has on the upcoming summer Olympics.
Also, today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with the Dalai Lama. She's been a vocal critic of China, and today, she didn't mince her words. Peter Aronson, a freelance journalist based in Dharmsala, India, talks about Pelosi's visit and if it sends a strong message to Beijing.
And, ever since the 1936 Olympic summer games in Berlin when Adolph Hitler used them to showcase his theory of Aryan supremacy - politics, protests, and the Olympics have been inseparable. Joining "Here and Now" to explain why is Alfred Senn, professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of: "Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games."
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