China Dials Up Rhetoric on Dalai Lama

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Chinese officials are ignoring calls for a dialog with protesters in Tibet. Instead, they have labeled the Dalai Lama a "wolf in monk's clothes" and a "monster with a human face and an animal's heart." Such rhetoric is part of the Chinese government's attempt to spin the violent unrest in the capital Lhasa for a domestic audience.

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