Article 1----Report from Xinhua News Agency for Tibet Daily Zhuangao
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on 18th March 2008, relevant departments of the Tibet Autonomous Region were disposing of the recent vandalism occurred in the city of Lhasa in accordance with the law. At present, the situation in Lhasa has been basically stable and social order has returned to normal.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang
On March 14 in the afternoon, a very small number of rioters in Lhasa frantically committed burning vandalism, including burning cars, houses and Tibet Branch of Xinhua News Agency.
Article 3---- Human Rights (Report from BBC)
Human rights campaigners continue to criticise China for executing hundreds of people every year and for failing to stop torture. The country is keen to stamp down on what it sees as dissent among its ethnic minorities, including Muslim Uighurs in the north-west. The authorities have targeted the Falun Gong spiritual movement, which they designate an "evil cult".
Chinese rule over Tibet is controversial. Human rights groups accuse the authorities of the systematic destruction of Tibetan Buddhist culture and the persecution of monks loyal to the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader who is campaigning for autonomy within China.
Beijing says the island of Taiwan is a part of Chinese territory that must be reunited with the mainland, by force if necessary. It has threatened to invade should Taiwan declare independence.