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China to reconsider language policy?

Oct. 23 (The Hindu): As Tibetan students protested calling for “equality of ethnicities” and “freedom of language”, Xinhua quoted Wang Yubo, director of Qinghai’s education department, as saying changes would not be enforced in areas where “conditions are not ripe”, though he did not say what those conditions were. 

Woeser, a prominent Tibetan writer in Beijing, said it still remained uncertain whether or not the government would suspend the policy. “In view of the protest in Qinghai, the government has said it would somehow suspend the language policy, but I cannot see if this will really happen,” she said.

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