China Invites Group of Reporters Back into Tibet

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Violent anti-government riots earlier this month in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, left many dead. The exact number — and how they died — is disputed. The Chinese government sponsored a tour of the city for a group of reporters — the first to be allowed into Lhasa since the riots. Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times is was among them.

Dyer describes the scene there and tells Renee Montagne that the Chinese government invited the reporters because it wants to tell its side of the riot story — claiming that the violent, criminal protest killed innocent civilians.

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