China hinted at repercussions on Tuesday if President Obama meets the Dalai Lama as planned. It also rejected any talk of autonomy at the latest round of Tibet negotiations over the weekend.
Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.
As Tibetans mark 50 years since China's occupation of Tibet, the exile community sees a major accomplishment in creating a network of schools that preserves their language and culture.
Woeser has sued the government, investigated Tibet's March uprising, and flouted the official line about Tibet.