"I know the Olympic flame will be carried to Mount Everest. We are looking forward to seeing the Olympics flame in Tibet as soon as possible."
Shigatze Prefecture, Tibet - 30 July, 2007
6. Wide exterior of Sagya Monastery
7. Pan from monk talking to people to Monastery
8. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Pal Den Dhon Yu, Chief Monk of Sagya Monastery:
"We are very happy that the country can hold such a grand event (the Olympics). It is a world event. I wish it a success and I am sure it will be successful as the country is in a good condition. As a Buddhist, I will pray for that."
Lhasa City, Tibet - 31 July, 2007
9. Wide exterior of Lhasa Train Station
10. Volunteers distributing Olympic brochures
11. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Ge Sang Zhuo Ma, Tibetan Olympics Volunteer:
"Beijing is going to hold the Olympic Games next year, that is in 2008. Tibetans know there is going to be a big event, but they don't really know much about the Olympic culture. We are holding these activities here today in order to help more Tibetans know more about the Olympics."
12. Pan from Potala Palace to street
13. Tibetan monks on street
New Delhi, India - 2 August, 2007
14. Wide of camp of Tibetan hunger strikers
15. Pan across banner reading: (English) "No Olympics in China until Tibet is free. China plays with human rights."
16. Pan from sleeping hunger strikers to man praying
17. Wide of hunger striker Kalsang Youdon sitting on her bed
"There are a lot of problems, sir. There are no human rights in Tibet. So we don't want the Beijing Olympics to happen in China. We don't want them to progress."
19. Close-up sleeping hunger striker
20. Wide of hunger striker sleeping with man reading book in foreground
21. Wide of President of Tibetan Youth Congress, Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, working in his makeshift office
22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, President of Tibetan Youth Congress:
"Unless and until freedom is restored in every part of China, in Tibet, in Xinjiang where people have the equality among the races, freedom of religion, freedom of education, you know unless and until these things are guaranteed, you know, to their own people, how can you, you know, expect China to have an Olympic and then project themselves as, you know, not among equals but better than other nations in the world?"
23. Tilt-up from close-up of face of child to photograph of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama
Almost one year ahead of the start of the 2008 Olympics to be held in Beijing, Tibetans appear to have mixed opinions about the forthcoming event.
Some told AP Television they were looking forward to the event.
"It's great for Beijing to be holding the Olympic Games. I hope I can go to Beijing to watch the Olympic Games with my grandma," said La Wang Zhu Zha, a young student who was visiting the Potala Palace in Lhasa with his grandmother.
"We are very happy that the country can hold such a grand event (the Olympics). It is a world event. I wish it a success and I am sure it will be successful as the country is in a good condition. As a Buddhist, I will pray for that," said Pal Den Dhon Yu, Chief Monk of the Sagya Monastery in the Tibetan Prefecture of Shigatze.
At the same time, a number of Tibetans believe more work needs to be done on promoting the Olympics in their region.
Ge Sang Zhuo Ma, an Olympics volunteer in Tibet, was distributing leaflets about the event in Lhasa to increase local awareness.
"Tibetans know there is going to be a big event, but they don't really know much about the Olympic culture. We are holding these activities here today in order to help more Tibetans know more about the Olympics," she said.
Other groups are opposed to China holding the games.
In India, some Tibetan activists have been carrying out a hunger strike, calling on China to fulfil its promises of restoring human rights freedoms in their country.
"There are no human rights in Tibet. So we don't want the Beijing Olympics to happen in China. We don't want them to progress," said Kalsang Youdon, a Tibetan refugee who has come to New Delhi from her refugee settlement home in Chhattisgarh in eastern India.
President of the Central Executive Committee of Tibetan Youth Congress in New Delhi, Kalsang Phuntsok Godrukpa, called for freedom and equality for all the peoples of China.
He said that unless this was the case; "How can you, you know, expect China to have an Olympics and then project themselves as, you know, not among equals but better than other nations in the world?"
Some groups who oppose Chinese rule in Tibet have launched a campaign to have Tibetan representation at the Beijing Olympics, despite China's insistence that Tibet is an integral part of China.
Next year's games are being seen as a rare opportunity for protesters to air their grievances against China's communist government.
Attempts by disaffected groups to leverage the games present a security nightmare that could spoil China's big moment, analysts say, threatening the communist leadership during an Olympics it hopes will boost its legitimacy at home and its image abroad.
To counter any protests, government spy agencies and think tanks are compiling lists of potentially troublesome foreign organisations, looking beyond the human rights groups long critical of Beijing, said security experts and a consultant familiar with the effort.
Although foreign governments often monitor potentially disruptive groups ahead of big events, Beijing is ranging further afield, targeting groups whose activities would be considered legal in most countries.
Evidence the communist government is withholding visas or engaged in heavy-handed policing to suppress protests likely would draw negative press and could unnerve the International Olympic Committee and corporate sponsors.
After four Americans unfurled a banner calling for Tibetan independence on the Chinese-controlled side of Mount Everest in April, China tightened access to Tibet for foreigners, especially Americans, Western diplomats in Beijing said.
China faces a plethora of disaffected domestic groups - Tibetans eager to cast off Chinese rule, farmers upset at land confiscations and Falun Gong, a once-popular spiritual movement the government suppressed as a cult.
On the international stage, potential troublemakers include evangelical Christians eager to end China's religious restrictions, activists wanting Beijing to use its oil-buying leverage with Sudan to end the strife in Darfur and environmental campaigners angry about global warming.
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