Gary Locke

0 Local Tibetans call for more attention to conflict with China

To mark the start of the Tibetan New Year, Losar, some of Seattle’s Tibetan community demonstrated downtown against China with colorful flags, angry chants and coffins. “The situation in Tibet right now is very, very bad,” said Jampa Jorkhang, president of Tibetan Association of Washington and one of the organizers…

1 China: Philanthropy on the rise but human rights on the decline?

Two stories out of China: Bill Gates lauds the Chinese for becoming more philanthropic, though many might say they could hardly have become less so. In Xinhua, Gates says: Many people he met in China acknowledged that philanthropy was still in its early stages of development in the country, but…