[Buddha-l] Tibet and Peng Liyuan

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 14 15:29:57 MST 2012

While Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is visiting Washington, DC, the 
NYTimes is running a piece -- with video links -- on his wife, Peng Liyuan, 
a famous Chinese singer (more famous in China than Xi). The 3rd video in 
particular might be of interest to this list:

"In another clip, Ms. Peng sings the "Laundry Song," a traditional song of 
solidarity between the army and the people and one that is sung by many 
female Tibetan singers, according to High Peaks Pure Earth, a blog that 
tracks news from Tibet. In the song, Tibetans express gratitude for the 
Chinese army. The current spate of self-immolations by Tibetan monks 
indicates that the relationship is a bit more complicated."

The Laundry Song video includes English subtitles, and you have to see them 
to believe them. Obviously that doesn't auger well for future efforts at 
Tibetan autonomy.

For the rest, and the videos, go to



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