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China Clamps Down on News from Tibet Protests

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China Clamps Down on News from Tibet Protests

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China Clamps Down on News from Tibet Protests

China Clamps Down on News from Tibet Protests

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China's crackdown against Tibetan protesters has reportedly spread neighboring provinces. Details of the protests, and Beijing's response, have been hard hard to come by due to efforts by China to stem the flow of news from the affected region.

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has called on the international community to investigate whether cultural genocide has taken place. He accused China of relying on force to achieve peace.

Ari Shapiro speaks with James Miles of The Economist magazine and Louisa Lim of NPR.