Beijing pledges ‘a fight to the death’ with Dalai Lama – Jane Macartney

From The Times Online:

0,,330387,00China’s new top official in has embarked on a fierce campaign to crush loyalty to the exiled Dalai Lama and to extinguish religious beliefs among government officials.

Zhang Qingli, was appointed Communist Party secretary of the Tibetan Autonomous Region in May. An ally of Hu Jintao, China’s President, Mr Zhang, 55, has moved swiftly to tighten his grip over this deeply Buddhist region. [Full text]

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