這是今年發生的第二起藏人自焚抗議事件，至此，西藏境內藏人自焚人數上升為100人。「臉書」上有消息說，自焚犧牲的藏人名字可能是才讓彭措（Tsering Phuntsok），也可能是珠確多吉（Dumchok Dorje）。他遺下了妻子和兩個孩子。而他的遺體被當局軍警搶走。當地寺院為他舉行了祈禱法會。
Why Is Zhao Benshan Out Of The Spring Festival Gala?
On Jan. 18th, China Central TV made an announcement on its
official microblog page- Spring Festival Gala.
It said that Comedian Zhao Benshan was dissatisfied with
the sketch he had prepared for the show, so he is out.
Prior to this, media revealed that Zhao was a core person
involved in “Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai conspired coup.”
If the was coup successful, Zhou was promised he could take
over the Cultural Minister’s position.
Five years ago, Bo and Zhao were implicated along with
Yilishen in an illegal fundraising case.
Zhao bowed out of last year’s program. Sources said it was
because he was too close to Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun.
This year, Zhao was out again. Some comments said that now,
right before Bo Xilai’s trial, Zhao was out.
The reason isn’t as simple as saying his comedy sketch
wasn’t good enough.
Tibetans Self-Immolation Toll Reach 100
On Jan. 18th in Amdo region of Tibet, now called Hongyuan
County in Aba, Sichuan Province, a young Tibetan set himself
on fire at 3pm and died on the site.
This is the second Tibetan self-immolation incident this year.
Self-immolation figure has reached 100 in total.
Facebook sources said that the young Tibetan’s name could
be Tsering Phuntsok, or Dumchok Dorje.
He left a wife and two children behind. His body was snatched
by military police. The local monastery held prayers for his death.
Kunga Tashi, currently serving in the Dalai Lama’s
representative office in North America tweeted on Jan. 18th:
“In order to strengthen the plundering of Tibet’s rich natural
resources, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently
forced Tibetans in Lizhou County to move. It caused Tibetan
farmers difficulty to survive.
Li Chuncheng Seen in a Villa Worth 900 Million Yuan
In the afternoon of Jan. 18th, China Tianwang Human Rights
Service (CTHRS) published some photos.
The photos were about Li Chuncheng,
former Sichuan vice secretary before he was sent to jail.
Photos show a mystery villa that he often went to.
The villa has 3 houses, located in Shuanliu County,
It covers about 180 mu of land. There are two black swans
in the villa worth several million yuan.
Two security guards take care of the swans bringing
them in and out.
The CTHRS reported that outside the villa, a sign shows:
Chuantou Tennis Tournament Centre, built by Chuantou Group.
Chuantou bought 680.83 mu farmland, and paid
520,000 yuan per mu.
Villagers only received 40,000 yuan per mu in compensation.
However, in the same area for other projects,
farmland can be sold for 3.6 million yuan per mu.
Recently, the villa was up for sale, an estimated worth of
900 million yuan.
Insiders said that Gao Zhijian, secretary of Shuanliu County
and Li Chuncheng were often seen there.