A plateau region north-east of the Himalayas, Tibet was incorporated by China in 1950 and currently an autonomous region within China. The conflict between many Tibetans and Chinese government has been nonstop as many demand religious freedom and more human rights. In March, 2008, a series of protests turned into riots in different regions across Tibet. Rioters attacked Han ethnic inhabitants and burned their businesses, resulting dozens of death.
A Compassionate Eye
Photographer Matthieu Ricard (above), who is also a Buddhist monk and the French interpreter to the Dalai Lama, presents images of Tibetan Buddhist life. Proceeds go to Shechen Projects. Opening reception with the photographer and Tibetan singer, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, today, 6.30pm. Tomorrow-Sat, 9am-7pm, the Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central, free. Inquiries: 2232 0009. Ends Sat