China activates ‘freedom in Tibet’ propaganda triggered by US-Dalai Lama meet in Dharamshala


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The stark contrast between Chinese social media and official discourse and the perspectives of Western governments and Tibetans-in-exile is evident, especially highlighted by the visit of a bipartisan delegation of United States’ lawmakers led by Republican Rep. Michael McCaul to meet the 14th Dalai Lama. A cursory search of Tibet, referred to as Xizang by China, on several Chinese social media platforms presents a picture of a thriving tourist destination with robust infrastructure and Tibetans freely practising their religion. However, according to the Central Tibetan Administration , this portrayal is far from reality. Allegations persist of China suppressing religious freedoms...