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What next for Tibet?

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The Dalai Lama has handed over his political responsibilities to another Tibetan exile, Dr Lobsang Sangay, who has previously had a very different life as a Harvard academic.

The challenges are immense, including the disturbing trend in recent months of Tibetan monks and nuns setting themselves on fire in protest at Chinese rule.

Dr Lobsang Sangay joined Mishal Husain to discuss the protests and the way forward.

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