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China's boarding schools strip Tibetan children of language: study

U.S. NGO says assimilation drive aims to create single Chinese identity

Students attend class at Lhasa Naqu Second Senior High School in Lhasa.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Chinese government policies are forcing three out of four Tibetan children into state-run boarding schools, separating them from their families and threatening to erase their mother tongue, cultural identity and traditions, according to a new investigative report.

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