VOA News (2/19/09)
Chinese authorities in Tibet are calling on officials, security forces, and the general public to "crush" any signs of support for the Dalai Lama.
In a report Thursday in China's state-run Tibet Daily newspaper, the local government vowed to fight what it calls the "savage attacks" of supporters of the exiled spiritual leader.
China accuses the Dalai Lama of seeking independence for Tibet and provoking mass protests against Chinese rule last year. Authorities have tightened security in Tibetan regions of China ahead of the March 10 anniversary of the start of the protests. More>>