tibet, china & the international press

I forgot to say -- the other thing Hagen & I talked about was how weird it is that no one is saying that the earthquake actually happened in Tibet, not China. The epicenter happened in a place that was part of Tibet before China invaded, and obviously a lot of Tibet people still live there. When China invaded it divided up the country into three provinces, two of which were stuck onto historically Chinese provinces. One of these two was Sichuan, where the earthquake happened.

Why is nobody saying the earthquake is happened in Tibet? And why are European leaders not talking to the Dalai Lama now? How can all the international press be swept up in something so blatantly political?

Hopefully Will found something out about this this morning. But I won't see him until Monday -- the Sunday flights were too expensive.