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Professor: China Changes Protest Strategy

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Professor: China Changes Protest Strategy

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Professor: China Changes Protest Strategy

Professor: China Changes Protest Strategy

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China is trying to maintain stability in the western region of the country, after deadly riots killed 165 people. Robbie Barnett, a professor of modern Tibetan studies at Columbia University, says the government handled this unrest differently than it did with last year's crackdown in Tibet. He tells Renee Montagne that Tibet was locked down, while journalists were taken to Urumqi to see the damage for themselves.