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China Authorities Seize Satellite Dishes in Labrang, Eastern Tibet


Satellite Dishes

Chinese authorities have dismantled satellite dishes to disable foreign radio and TV broadcasts in Labrang, Amdo.

Earlier in January, Chinese authorities confiscated televisions from 300 monasteries in a heavily Tibetan part of the west of the country and dismantled satellite equipment in the region.

According to a speech given by the local Communist Party secretary in January, the move is part of a government effort to stop Tibetans from viewing and listening to foreign broadcasts, which he claimed may be responsible for encouraging some of the security lapses in the recent past.

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