Wed, Mar 19, 2008 - Page 1 News List

Ma won't rule out Olympic boycott over Tibet

By Mo Yan-chih and Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTERS

"The Republic of China is a democratic, free, independent country. Self-determination is a right of the 23 million Taiwanese," the council said.

The council also reproached China for using brutal measures against Tibetans and urged Beijing to stop smearing the Dalai Lama.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan, Jenny W. Hsu and AP

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