This article was published in the New York Times with the headline ‘How China Used a Times Documentary as Evidence Against Its Subject’
NYTIMES: JONAH M. KESSEL
During the eight years I lived in China, people would often say they felt as if they had no voice under Communist Party rule. This was especially true for minorities.
So when Tashi Wangchuk, a Tibetan herder turned shopkeeper, showed up at my apartment in Beijing in the spring of 2015, I of course wanted to listen to his story.
He told me the Chinese authorities on the Tibetan Plateau had been slowly eradicating the Tibetan language from schools and the business world. Mr. Tashi believed prohibiting the study of the Tibetan language went against China’s constitution. Continue reading “Tibetan language petitioner on trial for ‘separatism’”