NYTimes: Letter: Tibet and China


Letter: Tibet and China

Published: April 19, 2009

To the Editor: I read Edward Wong's Explorer article "On Foot in the Mountains of Mystical Yunnan" (April 5), and while I was intrigued by his descriptions of the places he visited, I was disturbed by his constant references to the location as "the Tibetan region of China." A more accurate description would be "Chinese-occupied Tibet." We would not, I believe expect to see an article describing a trip to Baghdad referring to the "Iraq region of the United States," would we?

Peter O'Malley
Oakland, N.J.