China Denies Firing at Tibetan Refugees – AP
China denied a report Thursday that its border police fired upon a group of Tibetans trying to cross a mountain pass to exile in Nepal.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said at a regular briefing that he checked into the report and found it was “made up, fabricated news.”
Liu was responding to claims by the International Campaign for Tibet, which said Tuesday a group of more than 30 Tibetans, including Buddhist monks, nuns and two children, came under attack from China’s People’s Armed Police while trying to enter Nepal using the icy Himalayan Nangpa Pass last month. [Full Text]