Q&A: China and the Tibetans

image captionMany parts of China have significant Tibetan communities

Since the Chinese army marched into majority Tibetan territory in 1950, relations between the communist authorities and Tibetans have been strained. This year, two monks have set themselves alight in apparent protests against Beijing.

image captionThe Dalai Lama: A spiritual leader and an international celebrity
image captionTibetans still revere the Dalai Lama, despite Chinese officials' disdain for him