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China: The Ugly Imperialist

  Chinese tourists treat Tibetans ‘like zoo animals’

walking on prayer flagsTourists trample prayer flags …

 

standing on prayer stone… and stand atop painted prayer stones. These are gestures of intense disrespect in Asia, where feet are considered dirty and crude.

 

Tibet woman prays while tourists shoot picsA woman in Tibetan dress prostrates in prayer, while a crowd of men clad in North Face-type jackets thrust their cameras inches from her head.

 

woman straddles Buddha headGrinning for a camera, a young woman straddles the neck of a Buddhist statue. Her legs drape over its shoulders, and her hands grasp its elongated ears for support:

 


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