30 Sep '11, 9am

DTN Singapore: Peace in yellow Tibetan hats: GANZI: Apart from Tibet, there are many others ethnic Tibetan-domin...

DTN Singapore: Peace in yellow Tibetan hats: GANZI: Apart from Tibet, there are many others ethnic Tibetan-domin...

GANZI: Apart from Tibet, there are many others ethnic Tibetan-dominated areas in China. One such area is the Ganzi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province, which had recently witnessed a crackdown. Ganzi is known for its frequent protest against Chinese rule. In May this year, over 60 people were detained, after calling for Tibetan independence, and for the return of the Dalai Lama. Since then, foreigners were banned from entering the region. But Channel NewsAsia managed to gain access together with a group of visitors who had prior connections with the region. At a particular Tibetan household, life has improved for its members over the years. The children had attended school where a few even made it to university. And thanks to a loan from the government, the family has managed to rebuild their two-storey home. Over the years, many young ethnic Tibetans have gone away ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/1156...

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