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Tibetans Protest Wen Jiabo's VIsit


Police officers detain a Tibetan exile during a protest outside the venue where Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is addressing a gathering on India-China relations in New Delhi December 16, 2010. Wen pressed on with a charm offensive in India on Thursday, offer


As many as 35 Tibetans were detained for attempting to stage protests at various locations visited by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on his three-day visit to the Indian capital.

Hundreds of Tibetan exiles protested in the streets of New Delhi as the Chinese premier arrived, shouting 'Free Tibet'. The protesters demanded Tibetan leaders be involved in any border negotiations between India and China.

India’s home to a large Tibetan refugee population, as well as to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who fled to India after a Chinese crackdown in the Himalayan region in 1951.

Beijing views India's hosting of the Tibetan exile community and its spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as one of the strongest irritants in the two countries' relationship.

Premier Wen is scheduled to be in India until Friday, when he plans to depart for Pakistan.

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