The Olympic torch passed through London and Paris. It is assumed that this must bring peace and harmony between Nations. However, this tour has generated protests and clashes. Hundreds of Pro-tibet demonstrators have wanted to use the occasion to burn to the Chinese Government. The Dalai Lama has recently been very well received by Bush and Merkel. He visited Pelosi, leader of the members of USA, it will soon be seen with Brown and Sarkozy has become its greatest defender. While Beijing wants to use the Olympics to show as a new super-power and as the locomotive of the global economy, the three Western nuclear powers want to stoke the issue of Tibet to hack such pretensions and search for pressuring the Communist single party to liberalise its economic and political system. West knows that the Dalai Lama was one of the most archaic theocrats and Chinese repression is very less than that occurs today in Iraq, but if they get him to return to Lhasa they would advance in wanting to transform China into a democracy of free market. Original author and source of the article.