* The research has suggested that rural farmers and herders have been targeted
* Labour programmes similar to those used against ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang
* Authorities in Tibet have touted the scheme as a tool for poverty alleviation
China has coerced more than 500,000 Tibetan people into military-style training centres that act as labour camps, a study has claimed.
The research, carried out by the Jamestown Foundation, has suggested that farmers and herders have been targeted and taken into labour programmes similar to those used against ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang.
The moves risk a ‘loss of cultural heritage’ in the politically sensitive region, the group’s report warned.
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WNU Editor: The report is here …. Xinjiang’s System of Militarized Vocational Training Comes to Tibet (Adrian Zenz, Jamestown Foundation).
China forces 500,000 Tibetans into labour camps — Sydney Morning Herald
China ‘coercing’ thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps – report — BBC
Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet — Reuters
China reportedly forced 500K Tibetan farmers into labor camps — NYPost
China forces 500,000 Tibetans into concentration camps — Post Millenial
Tibet forced into labour camps under China’s ‘draconian scheme’ — News.com.au
After Xinjiang, China Pushing Tibetans Into Forced Labour, Re-Education Camps — EurAsian Times