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China Places New Controls on Center of Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Chinese authorities are placing tighter administrative controls over Larung Gar, a Buddhist study center, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW). About 200 Communist Party cadres and lay officials "are taking over all management, finances, security, admissions, and even the choice of textbooks at the center, following demolitions and expulsions in 2017," according to the HRW report, which outlines the "micromanagement" of the monks, nuns and...

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