March 30, 2014

Phunwang, Tibetan Communist who sought better treatment for his homeland, dies at 92 in Beijing

Bapa Phunsto Wangye attempted to transform Tibet by making common cause with the Chinese Communist Party. Later, he would feel partly betrayed by Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders over their policies toward Tibet, though he remained a party member all his life, even after his comrades had jailed and tortured him.

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