Your April 21 editorial “Torch relay lights up many issues” attaches considerable weight to human rights. If members of your editorial board had paid a visit to China in the past year or so, they would have found that most Chinese are reasonably happy with their lives. I would also like to know if anybody on the editorial board has any knowledge of Tibetan society before 1960, when it was a caste system? The media in the West always like to raise human rights issues concerning China. I believe they are unaware of the privileges enjoyed by the Dalai Lama and lamas before 1960, and the state of human rights for common Tibetans at that time.

c.s. tseng