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Asia Watch Says despite Visit by envoys of the Dalai Lama, China’s repression remains the same in Tibet - 2003-01-15

China implemented “highly repressive policies” in 2002, using the global war on terror and a pivotal Communist Party Congress as excuses to violate human rights. In Tibet, permission for a private visit by representatives of the Dalai Lama and the release of seven “high profile" Tibetan political prisoners “opened a new chapter in China-Tibet relations. But the government continued to arrest “political offenders” and restrict religious practices, the Asia Watch reported said.