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China Mandates 'Happiness' Campaign in Restive Tibetan Area

Chinese authorities in a notoriously restive region in eastern Tibet are forcing residents to participate in a local annual festival, which many started boycotting five years ago following the start of self-immolation protests.   A Tibetan source told VOA the locals in Driru county have been warned they may face punitive actions or even imprisonment for defying the orders. The source, who did not want to be identified because he has close contacts in the area, said residents of...

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