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Tibet: the jealousy, rage and bitterness of a new generation that fuelled deadly riots
Young Tibetans may not remember earlier uprisings but the ethnic tension between the ruled and their rulers is just as acute today
at the door, gouged out the mud-baked roof and bayed for the blood of a top ethnic Tibetan official of the Chinese Government.
Captive in a room within the Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s most holy Raidi cowered under a table, sobbed with fear and begged ethnic Han Chinese officials trapped with him for protection. He knew Tibetan retribution would be fiercest against one seen as a turncoat.
Today, nearly two decades later, the ethnic bitterness between ruling Han Chinese and deeply Buddhist Tibetans is no less acute.