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China issues Most Wanted list of rioters

March 21, 2008
By TINI TRAN, Associated Press Writer 

BEIJING – China issued a “Most Wanted” list of 21 rioters Friday — shown in grainy photos waving knives and fighting during last week’s violence over Chinese rule in Tibet. Thousands of troops continued to push into western China to contain unrest.

A woman walks past as paramilitary police march in a street ...
A woman walks past as paramilitary police march in a street in Zhongdian, in an area known as Shangri-La, in China’s southwest Yunnan province Friday March 21, 2008. Thousands of troops converged on foot, in trucks and helicopters in Tibetan areas of western China on Friday as the government stepped up its manhunt for protesters in last weeks anti-government riots in Tibet’s capital.
(AP Photo/Greg Baker)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave support to the Tibetan cause on a visit to the Dalai Lama, calling China’s crackdown “a challenge to the conscience of the world.”

Her criticism added to a chorus of international concern over Beijing‘s harsh response to the anti-government protests, as China sought to blame supporters of the Tibetan spiritual leader for unrest that is posing the biggest challenge in two decades to Beijing’s control of Tibet.

“If freedom-loving people throughout the world do not speak out against China’s oppression in China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world,” Pelosi told a cheering crowd in Dharmsala, India, seat of the Dalai Lama’s government-in-exile.

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