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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

Letter: Tibet and China

April 19, 2009

The New York Times
April 18, 2009 12:07]

To the Editor: I read Edward Wong's Explorer article "On Foot in the
Mountains of Mystical Yunnan" (April 5), and while I was intrigued by
his descriptions of the places he visited, I was disturbed by his
constant references to the location as "the Tibetan region of China."
A more accurate description would be "Chinese-occupied Tibet." We
would not, I believe expect to see an article describing a trip to
Baghdad referring to the "Iraq region of the United States," would we?

Peter O'Malley
Oakland, N.J.

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