China aims to stifle Tibet’s photocopiers
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China aims to stifle Tibet’s photocopiers

Fearful that Tibetans might mass-copy incendiary material, public security officials intend to more tightly control printing and photocopying shops, according to reports from the Tibetan capital, Lhasa.

world Updated: May 22, 2010 01:15 IST
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The authorities have identified a new threat to political stability in the restive region of Tibet: photocopiers.

Fearful that Tibetans might mass-copy incendiary material, public security officials intend to more tightly control printing and photocopying shops, according to reports from the Tibetan capital, Lhasa.

A regulation now in the works will require the operators of printing and photocopying shops to obtain a new permit from the government, the Lhasa Evening News reported this month.

They will also be required to take down identifying information about their clients and the specific documents printed or copied.

First Published: May 22, 2010 01:14 IST