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The country of Tibet, now, for better or worse, a province of China.

In November 2005, Zhang Qingli was appointed Communist Party secretary of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Mr. Zhang came from the Communist Youth League organization, part of the political stronghold of Mr. Hu Jintao. Mr. Zhang has made no attempt to disguise his paternal attitude toward his charges.

"The Communist Party is like the parent to the Tibetan people, and it is
always considerate about what the children need," Mr. Zhang said last year.
He later added: "The Central Party Committee is the real Buddha for

Source: NYT (3/18/08):

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