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Quake aftershocks shake Tibetan life

May 24 (Guardian): Reconstruction work in quake-hit Tibetan area of Yushu has added to unease over Beijing’s policies and fuelled tensions between Tibetans and Chinese settlers.

“The disaster has become an opportunity for the government to take over land. Officials turn up with the special police and threaten people, saying: ‘The sky belongs to the state and so does the earth’,” says the Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser, who lives in Beijing and writes a blog on the Tibetan regions.

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