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Doing China's Bidding in Nepal

posted Apr 18, 2014, 7:55 AM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Apr 20, 2014, 6:18 PM ]
By the Editorial Board of The New York Times

"A Human Rights Watch report released this month shows how far Nepal has gone in capitulating to Chinese pressure in cracking down on Tibetan residents and refugees. It details a long list of shameful actions against Tibetans in Nepal, including restrictions on their activities and movements, surveillance and intimidation, arbitrary detention and forcible return to China. 

In effect, Nepal has turned itself into a partner of China’s anti-Tibetan policies. 

Nepal has long been a way station for Tibetans fleeing China. Many continue on to India, where the Dalai Lama lives and where they can obtain refugee status. Still, some 20,000 Tibetans live in Nepal. Most were born there, yet the government of Nepal refuses, according to Human Rights Watch, to issue at least half of them official identification."

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