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Desmond Tutu
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The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu
Early Life
Tutu's role during apartheid
Tutu's role since apartheid
Role in South Africa
Chairman of the Elders
Role in the Third World
United Nations Role
Political Views
Other Humanitarian Initiatives
Academic role
One Young World
Media/film appearances
Article discussion


Archbishop Tutu has criticized People's Republic of China for its oppressive domination of Tibet and expressed solidarity with the Dalai Lama.[1] He also called for the boycott of 2008 Beijing Olympics for China's acquiescence of Darfur genocide.[2] Tutu supported Chinese dissident scholar Yang Jianli, who was arrested in China, and wrote to the Chinese government demanding Yang's release.[3]

  1. Tutu, Desmond. Statement on Tibet and China. Washington Post. March 25, 2008
  2. Now Archbishop Desmond Tutu urges boycott of Beijing Olympics over China's failure to act in Darfur. Daily Mail. Feb. 14, 2008
  3. Yang Jianli's Meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Boston.

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