Chinese officials begin to dismantle Tibetan study site

July 22, 2016 4:58 AM

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BEIJING – Tibetan groups say Chinese officials have begun dismantling buildings at Larung Gar, one of the world's largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning.

The London-based Free Tibet group says government workers began removing residential buildings and evicting residents Thursday morning. Several exile Tibetan groups say local authorities in Sichuan Province distributed an order in June to reduce the number of monks and nuns living there by half to 5...

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