Xi Jinping, during his visit to the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping, during his visit to the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Photo: Xinhua
Tibet

What message was Xi Jinping trying to send on his visit to Tibet?

  • The first visit by a Chinese leader to the region in three decades was designed to send a message to the US, India and the Dalai Lama, observers say
  • Visits to a leading Buddhist monastery may also have been a way to highlight Beijing’s grip on the region

Topic |   Tibet
Xi Jinping, during his visit to the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Photo: Xinhua
Xi Jinping, during his visit to the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Photo: Xinhua
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