April 14, 2008

Washington diary: China's crisis

'One day, bus loads of Chinese tourists in Mao uniforms arrived. They lined the dirt road to the monastery and laughed openly at the monks and pilgrims who were approaching on their knees as custom dictates. Some shouted abuse. Some even spat. I asked them why they had done that. "Look," a woman with thick, black-rimmed spectacles wearing a blue Mao suit told me. "They are like cave people."'
BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Washington diary: China's crisis Posted by Martin Sewell at April 14, 2008 12:37 AM