November 10, 2012
Chinese Media: Tibetan Dies in Self-Immolation
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.