March 26, 2013
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China’s failing policy in Tibet is ‘self-defeating’

by Sophie Richardson
How badly does the Chinese government really want to stop Tibetan self-immolations? A campaigner suggests that the rhetoric from Beijing does not match the reality of draconian policy programmes

To hear senior Chinese officials speak of “innocents” who died in flames, you might think the government is really concerned. Even as the voices from Beijing blaming the Dalai Lama, Tibetans’ exiled spiritual leader, for the immolations get shriller and more frequent – they have offered up comparatively gentle rhetoric about those who have died. But examining Beijing’s policy response in Tibetan areas presents a different picture. (View full article)

(The writer is the China director at the Human Rights Watch campaign group)

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