China fails to win Kirti monks with money
June 3 (Radio Free Asia): Tibetan monks at the besieged Kirti monastery in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet have refused payments of money offered by Chinese authorities in an apparent bid to buy their loyalty.
On May 26, officials attempted to distribute a bi-weekly allowance of 400 yuan (U.S. $62), but a group of monks “took the money and tore the notes into pieces and scattered them,” exile sources said. “The monks told the officials that if it is against China’s law or constitution to refuse public money, they are willing to be punished.”
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