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Chinese Media: Tibetan Dies in Self-Immolation

  • VOA News

Chinese state media reports a Tibet man has died after setting himself on fire, raising the total of self-immolation protests to seven in a week.

The teenager set himself ablaze Saturday in front of the a monastery in northwestern China's Gansu province. He was identified as Gonpo Tsering.

The deadly protests come as China's leaders are meeting in Beijing at the 18th Party Congress for a once-in-a-decade leadership transition.

China has long accused Tibetan exiles of self-immolating as part of a separatist struggle, denouncing them as terrorists.

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