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China detains Tibetan writer

Police in southwest China have detained a Tibetan writer amid scores of detentions in the region hit by anti-Chinese protests, according to a US-based broadcaster Radio Free Asia. A team of 20 policemen took Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, 33, from his home in Seda county, Sichuan province on Wednesday last week,…

Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire in China: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – Two young Tibetan monks set themselves on fire to protest against government religious controls in western China on Monday, two exiled Tibetan sources said, the third such protest this year that could spark fresh tension in the unstable region. The 18-year-old monks, Kelsang and Kunchak, belong to…

Prominent Chinese blogger charged as crackdown deepens

Prominent Chinese blogger charged as crackdown deepens BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police have arrested prominent writer Ran Yunfei for challenging the ruling Communist Party, people close to the blogger said on Monday, the latest in a string of arrests in a deepening crackdown on dissent. Ran, a writer and literature…

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