Free & Safe in Hong Kong

August 8th, 2007

As you’ve seen here, the Chinese authorities finally detained Paul and me yesterday afternoon. I guess they couldn’t bear the idea of us running around Tiananmen Square during their one-year countdown bash. Well, what happened next confirms my suspicion that China has been feeling the heat in a big way. They reunited us with our friends, the “Great Wall Six,” (ha ha!) and flew us all to Hong Kong, where we were met at the airport by friendly faces and TV cameras. We’re here. We’re safe. We’re proud. We’re really, really tired. More soon.


Update: I’ve posted a short video below, recorded just after our arrival in Hong Kong, that shares some of my quick thoughts on our detention, the reality of “openness” in China, and my hope for the impact of our efforts… much, much more to come.

§ 61 Responses to “Free & Safe in Hong Kong”

  • Tsedor says:

    Hey sis, i am now relieved……as u r free and safe now…….tsedor

  • tenzingNY says:

    hey everyone,
    glad you’re all safe. What a big surprise that the chinese were afraid of what could happen next and did what they’re best at doing - hiding & covering up. job well done! i’m sure the chinese gov. realizes that we will pursue all avenues to expose their draconic control over tibet and their own people.


  • Tibetz says:

    Your actions also made The Economist magazine’s latest edition, the article is also available on line at this website>>
    Congratulations all of you, thank you for what you have done and what you will do in the future.

  • Garth says:

    I heard you on NPR and marketplace… awesome. Glad you are free and that the world is taking notice.

  • get your facts straight first, what a bunch of idiots.

  • LondonCalling says:

    Hello Raymond, To me it seems you don’t know much about Tibet. Read my lips Tibet, not China. There are lots of good books on Tibet by Independent writers. Read them and judge yourself.
    Even after that you still feel we are hypocrite of the highest order then i will enter your house without your consent, live there and use all your resources. I am dead sure you’ll realize it then. Experience teaches.
    The reason i am saying this is because i am a victim.
    Salute to the Brave hearts. Bravo. Let this be just an advertisement. The main film is yet to begin.
    cheers from london.

  • T Dechen Toronto says:

    Thanks LondonCalling for your response to Raymond. If you need help to fix Raymond, i am with you.
    BHOD GYALO!!!!!!

  • SAG_Geneve says:

    SAG te soutien !

  • rich says:

    Lhamo, reading your comment was really inspiring. Take good care of yourself and stay safe - Tibet needs people like you!

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  • I saw how old this is, but it doesnt mean that another situation should not happen. I’ll post it on the blog to let everyone know.

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