Tibet's spiritual leader Thursday said he was powerless to stop anti-Chinese violence as authorities in Beijing acknowledged for the first time that unrest had spread into neighboring Chinese provinces.
The official Xinhua News Agency said there were "riots in Tibetan-inhabited areas in the provinces of Sichuan and Gansu." Both provinces neighbor Tibet. The Xinhua report blamed the incidents on supporters of the Dalai Lama.
On Thursday, Xinhua quoted police as saying officers opened fire and wounded four rioters "out of self-defense" on Sunday in what it called "Tibetan-inhabited Aba County in southwestern Sichuan Province." Read full article »
CNN's Sarah Sidner contributed to this story.