Tibetan Buddhist monks pray during a ceremony at a monastery in Qinghai. A county in the province has banned children from attending language classes taught by monks. Photo: AFP Tibetan Buddhist monks pray during a ceremony at a monastery in Qinghai. A county in the province has banned children from attending language classes taught by monks. Photo: AFP
Tibetan Buddhist monks pray during a ceremony at a monastery in Qinghai. A county in the province has banned children from attending language classes taught by monks. Photo: AFP
Tibet

Chinese province defends ban on children taking ‘illegal’ Tibetan language classes

  • Qinghai county in December ordered a halt to the informal lessons taught by Buddhist monks over winter school holidays
  • Government says monasteries where they were held are ‘safety hazards’ and ‘ill-equipped’ for teaching

Topic |   Tibet
Tibetan Buddhist monks pray during a ceremony at a monastery in Qinghai. A county in the province has banned children from attending language classes taught by monks. Photo: AFP Tibetan Buddhist monks pray during a ceremony at a monastery in Qinghai. A county in the province has banned children from attending language classes taught by monks. Photo: AFP
Tibetan Buddhist monks pray during a ceremony at a monastery in Qinghai. A county in the province has banned children from attending language classes taught by monks. Photo: AFP
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