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China vows to continue crackdown on Tibetan unrest

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Chinese police officers stand next to their vehicles as they stand watch near a Tibetan village inside the Jiuzhai Valley National Park in Jiuzhaigou, in northwestern China's Sichuan province, on Feb. 8, 2012.

The Associated Press reports from BEIJING:

China on Tuesday vowed to crack down on unrest in Tibetan areas and accused overseas activist groups and the Dalai Lama of fomenting the recent violence.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said clashes last month between Tibetans and security forces in Sichuan province were the work of criminals and were instigated by overseas groups advocating for Tibetan independence. Read the full story.

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Tibetans sit on a motor cart outside a monastery after attending a religious ceremony at a monastery in Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan province, China, on Feb. 7, 2012.