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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Art or propaganda?
Activists say China-sponsored Tibetan art exhibit masks brutal cultural suppression
By Lisa Tsering


A gold- and turquoise-encrusted drinking cup made from a human skull, an ornate copper-and-gilt statue of the thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, a brightly colored silk thankga (scroll) painting of a serene White Tara, and other priceless objects dating back to the ninth century – are they harmless exotica, or the latest Chinese propaganda tools?

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