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China arrests 130 ethnic Mongolians over language policy protests

Tens of thousands demonstrate against Mandarin requirement in schools

People in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, protest against China's decision to strengthen Mandarin education in Inner Mongolia.   © Reuters

DALIAN, China -- China has arrested or detained about 130 people in connection with recent protests in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region against compulsory Chinese-language education in elementary and middle schools.

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