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Tibetan children struggle to keep warm

At 4,400m above sea level, winter temperatures in Mabja village in the Tibetan Autonomous Region in south-west China are already dropping to -15C.

Flooding destroyed some farmland in the area last year, and some families cannot afford shoes and clothing for their children in the harsh weather - although the Chinese authorities provide some support.

China has been channelling investment into Tibet, where there is anger among some ethnic Tibetans over continued Chinese rule.

Xiaoyun Yao reports.

  • 28 Nov 2011
  • From the section China
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