Tibetan sides reveals details of talks as Olympic torch reaches Mount Everest: Lodi Gyari, lead spokesman for Tibetan's government-in-exile, called his talk with Communist Chinese officials "Open and frank" (BBC). During those talks, Gyari asked for an end to the imprisoning and "patriotic education" of Tibetan monks (Washington Post). Meanwhile, a high-altitude version of the Olympic torch reached Mt. Everest overnight (BBC).
More on Communist Chinese persecution: This time, the victim is in China proper - Falun Gong practitioner Xu Na (Secret China via the Epoch Times).
Communist China's efforts to keep the world away from Taiwan continues both in Costa Rica, where they have already succeeded (Epoch Times), and at the Vatican (BBC).
More on Communist China and the rest of the world: The Long Arm of Lawlessness continues to stretch into Canada (Between Heaven and Earth). Yang Jianli begins a walk for human rights from Boston to Washington (Epoch Times).
News on "another Chinese province": The perfect example of the difference between actual news and the flimsy MSM version was on display, with One Free Korea providing the former and CNN, the latter