Tibet unrest reveals deeper, wider concerns

While the current unrest in Tibet has many obvious causes, including longstanding resentment over “neocolonial” attitudes by the Chinese and the idea of making a statement while the world’s eyes are focused on the Beijing Olympics, there is something else afoot as well.

China researcher Chris McNally says the unhappiness in Tibet is symptomatic of problems facing Chinese leaders throughout the nation, including a widening income gap, environmental problems and human rights concerns.

Read Chris’s article here and let us know: Do you think events in Tibet reflect a broader and perhaps more systemic problem in rapidly-growing China?