Twelve Suggestions for Dealing with the Tibetan Situation by Some Chinese Intellectuals

1. At present the one-sided propaganda of the official Chinese media is having the effect of stirring up inter-ethnic animosity and aggravating an already tense situation. This is extremely detrimental to the long-term goal of safeguarding national unity. We call for such propaganda to be stopped.

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China: Crack down in Tibet away from the eye of the media in new violation of Olympics pledge:

On March 17 2008, Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned steps taken by Beijing to prevent media coverage of demonstrations and an ongoing crackdown in Tibet and in provinces where Tibetans live. Foreign journalists have been stopped from entering the province and tight censorship has been imposed on the Internet and in the Chinese press.

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Students staged a protest in Eastern Tibet:

Tibetan students in the eastern Gansu province staged a peaceful protest on March 16 afternoon.  According to confirmed information, around 500 Tibetan students of the Tibetan Studies Department of the North Western Nationality University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Provincial Capital, Lanzhou staged a peaceful demonstration inside the University campus that afternoon (Beijing Time).

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At least three Tibetans shot dead in Kardze Protest:

At least three Tibetan protestors were shot dead yesterday afternoon during a peaceful demonstration in Kardze County, Sichuan Province in eastern Tibet after Chinese security forces started an indiscriminate firing on the peaceful Tibetan protestors.

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Thousands of Tibetans protested in Sertha County

Thousands of Tibetans protested in Sertha County:  Last evening, around thousands of Tibetans in Sertha County, Kardze, “Tibet Autonomous Prefecture” (TAP) staged a major protest demonstration in Sertha County, Kardze in a large number shouting pro-independence slogans.

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The plight in Lhasa is becoming more critical

Since from March 10, there have been continuous and serious revolts and protests of Tibetans against China and the plight in Lhasa is becoming more critical. Several numbers of peaceful protesters are being mercilessly massacred and many are injured seriously and are being taken to hospitals, among whom many are dying.

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Two monks are compelled to commit suicide

According to the information gathered by Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, two monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet were compelled to commit suicide. Both the monks Gyal-tsepa Lobsang and Yang-pa Kachen Lochoe were 71 at that time. One of the disciples of Gyal-tsepa Lobsang had propagated an activity related to Tibetan political issue.

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