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Mongolian protests rock China

May 31 (Radio Free Asia): Demonstrations in Inner Mongolia mirror concerns over the eroding rights of ethnic Mongolians. Deep-seated cultural ties to the grasslands and traditional nomadic ways lie behind recent protests across Inner Mongolia, experts say.

“On the face of it, it looks like a clash over a mining operation, but really, the much deeper reason is that the livelihood and culture of the Mongolian people [in China] is in crisis,” Temtselt Shobshuud exiled rights activist and chairman of the Inner Mongolian People’s Party said.

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