2 of the 12 Chinese Zodiac bronze sculptures (Rat & Rabbit) —> Reuters
Actually, I do not really understand what the French trying to impress here. What make them a spokeman for Tibet? I am a neutral on Tibet issue as I have not visited Tibet before and can’t comments.
Who do not want greater human rights but given a choice of bread & butter and rights, I guess most will forgo rights at the present moment! Nobody like to be forcefully fed with food in one mouth even it is caviar! Basic understanding of each cultures are important to maintain good relationship.
Anyway, I believe the above news are advertisement tools for Yves Saint Laurent’s Auction rather then real political motivated.