The incident occurred during a dispute in Choeje over construction of a solar panel installation. Other Tibetans were also attacked and beaten by Chinese workers at the scene.
In Western China, the ongoing conflicts in Tibet have fuelled ethnic tensions and the mistreatment of the respective local ethnic minorities, the Tibetans and Uyghur by the Han Chinese group (90% of the population in China).
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