China is moving closer to telling the truth about the protests in Tibet over the past few days. As of now, they are only 1/3 of the way there.
Chinese officials now admit that Tape self-immolated in Ngaba on February 27th.
Xinhua: “He attempted to set himself alight using inflammables while holding a portrait of the Dalai Lama and a “snow lion flag” in token of “Tibet independence” on a street in the Aba county seat at about 1:38 p.m. Friday.”
They still deny that they shot him.
China Daily: “The local government yesterday refuted a claim by “Tibet independence” groups that police had shot a young Tibetan who attempted to set himself on fire on Friday in Sichuan province.”
They say instead that they tried to help.
“Police immediately doused the fire and took the young man to hospital, where he is said to be in a stable condition.”
But they still won’t admit that there were any protests.
BBC: “There were no such riots as some foreign media have reported,” state media quoted Wu Zegang, head of Aba prefecture in Sichuan, as saying.”
So close, yet so far away…