Tibetan Exile Leader Says Nepal Curbs Refugees At China’s Behest

Nepal continues its support the idea of a “one-China” policy and furthers is restrictions on Tibetan refugees living in its nation.  Bloomberg reports:

The Himalayan nation of Nepal is tightening restrictions against an estimated 20,000 Tibetan refugees because of pressure from China, the new prime minister of the Tibetan exile administration said.

On Tibetan issues, “Nepal has become almost a satellite state of China,” Lobsang Sangay, who last week took over political leadership of the Tibetan exile movement from the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s Buddhist spiritual leader, said in an interview Aug. 17 in New Delhi.

Nepal’s border with Tibet, which includes Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, has been a primary escape route for many of the Tibetans who have fled Chinese rule to form an exile community of about 130,000 people. Since 2008, China has cracked down on Tibetans’ protests in their homeland and tightened its border to prevent refugees from escaping.

Tibetan Exile Leader Says Nepal Curbs Refugees at China’s Behest. Bloomberg


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