No locals committed self-immolations in Tibet: Chinese official

Mar 09, 2014    

Beijing: A senior Chinese official from Tibet today refuted reports that 120 self-immolations opposing the Chinese rule happened in the Himalayan region in recent times.No local residents, monks or nuns in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have self-immolated, said Padma Choling, chairman of the Standing Committee of the regional People's Congress, on the eve of the failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet."None of the 46,000 monks and nuns in Tibet's 1,700-plus monasteries, nor any local residents, have self-immolated since similar events were plotted by the Dalai Lama ...

Read More

RELATED TO.
Tibet

Tibet

PLACE
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

PERSON
Jiang Zemin

Jiang Zemin

PERSON
Li Peng

Li Peng

PERSON
Himalayas

Himalayas

PLACE
x