Wed, Nov 14, 2012 - Page 9 News List

China’s liberals indifferent to Tibetan suffering

A combination of censorship, fear of supporting separatism and antipathy to different ethnicities means self-immolations are met with deafening silence

By Andrew Jacobs  /  NY Times News Service, BEIJING

“People kill themselves, they set fire to themselves, they shoot themselves every day,” he said. “I think some media organizations are trying to sensationalize the very few cases of self-immolation that have happened in Tibetan areas because they have ulterior motives.”

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