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Tibet Communist Party chief demands monasteries display Chinese flags

Apr 09, 2015    

Tibet's Communist Party chief has reiterated a demand that Buddhist monasteries display the national flag as part of efforts to shore up Chinese control over the restive region.Chen Quanguo writes in an editorial appearing in state newspapers that national flags should be among the elements found in monasteries. Those also include newspapers, television, telephones and water and electrical services.Demands to display Chinese flags have frequently sparked protests by Tibetans who complain of heavy-handed Chinese rule. Tibetan monks and nuns are among the most active opponents of Chinese rule in...

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