Some of the so-called 'socialist villages' in Tibet
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Report claims two million Tibetans rehoused in 'socialist villages'

The New York based group Human Rights Watch has released a report claiming that between 2006 and 2012 more than two million Tibetans were moved into new housing by Chinese authorities.

They say the so-called 'socialist villages' are designed to erode ethnic Tibetans' traditional way of life.

The Chinese government maintains that the programme is aimed at boosting the region`s economy and providing a better standard of living for Tibetans.

Tom Santorelli reports.

  • 28 Jun 2013
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