An Old Hotelier Remembers 1980s Tibet

| April 7th, 2019

Alec Le Sueur had never been to China before when he agreed to work at the Holiday Inn Lhasa as the sales and marketing manager, but he had been fascinated by Tibet after reading books about it by Spencer Chapman and Heinrich Harrer. After five years working at the hotel that was known as “the hardest hardship post,” he had enough interesting experiences to write a book himself.

That book, The Hotel on the Roof of the World, was published in […]Read more…

Meeting between Obama and Dalai Lama angers Chinese netizens

| July 17th, 2011

From Sina:

On July 16th in spite of objection from Chinese government, Barack Obama met with Dalai Lama at the White House for 45 minutes, praising him for embracing non-violence while reiterating that the United States did not support Tibet independence. Chinese government accused Obama of "interfering with China’s internal affairs. In a statement released on Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said, "This action is a gross interference in China’s internal affairs, which hurts the feelings of the Chinese people […]Read more…