Jan. 14 (Washington Times/by William C. Triplett II): It is Mr. Hu Jintao’s role as Communist Party secretary in Tibet (distinctly not addressed in his official biography) that has led to the red stain he will never wash off.
In early March 1989, a small group of Tibetan monks led a march in Lhasa to protest killings by Chinese troops the year before. They were fired upon. Tibetan citizens responded with demonstrations. Mr. Hu declared martial law in Lhasa and “Chinese security officers, under orders from Party Secretary Hu, opened fire for three days, killing somewhere between 100 and 700 Tibetans,” Mr. Mirsky wrote.
Mr. Hu has a very strong racial hatred and fear of Tibetans. He loathed Tibet‘s climate and Tibetans’ “lack of culture.”
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