In this Oct. 23, 2012 file photo released by Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet, Chinese paramilitary police officers and residents converge on the body of Dorje Rinchen, a farmer in his late 50s, unseen, who self immolated on the main street in Xiahe, in northwestern China's Gansu province. (AP Photo/International Campaign for Tibet, File)

Tibetan Protests Against Chinese Rule In New Phase

Two dozen Tibetans have set themselves on fire in western China this month in a dramatic acceleration of the protests against authoritarian Chinese rule, activist groups say. The surge in self-immolations, along with an increase in large demonstrations, mark a new phase in the Tibetan protests. At least 86 people have set themselves on fire […]