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China is coercing hundreds of thousands of people in Tibet into military-style vocational training centres, a study has warned. The report by the Jamestown Foundation is based on state media reports, policy documents and satellite imagery which Reuters says it has verified. It has also compared the situation to what has been documented among ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region. Chinese authorities have not yet commented on the findings. Tibet is a remote and mainly-Buddhist territory in the Himalayas. It is governed as an autonomous region of China which is accused of suppressing cultural and religious freedom there. Beijing says it is fostering progress and development in the region. T... Full story

23 September