No major damages or injuries have been reported, but observers have expressed concern that China may be suppressing information about the blaze.
We do not underestimate the importance of a relationship with China - economically and strategically, especially in the context of Brexit. Our argument is not that we should not engage with China. It is that in our engagement, we should not sacrifice our values, but put them centre-stage. I hope, a year after its publication, the current government will study our report seriously, implement its recommendations and listen to the voices of people like Lord Patten in shaping its China policy.
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The audience showed their respect with standing ovations. We then all walked out into the protesting mayhem in the street; people who no doubt were expressing their interests and views, and also want to be happy.
In the midst of a mini storm outside, the Dalai Lama arrived calm, composed and appearing quite physically strong for his 80 years. He chose immediately to stand up at the microphone for most of the 90 minutes of his talk, only retiring to the 'throne' installed for him centre stage for Q&A at the end.
Who is this monk who, after visiting the headquarters of Google and Facebook, spoke about the need for a kinder internet culture? Why are so many people seeking his advice and inspiration in the 21st Century?
After over six decades under occupation, without any sign of a change in policy, it is credit to the many Tibetan exiles and their western supporters who came together to show solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet.