The Chinese government has placed strong security measures in Lhasa, the region’s capital, in advance of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Radio Free Asia reported that Beijing has beefed up security in the area to restrain the movement of Tibetans.
According to China’s Information Service, the country will closely monitor its visitors during the Olympic Games.
In Lhasa, there is a significant presence of police officers and armed security officers. According to the source, who spoke anonymously, visitors to the regional capital are subjected to extensive questioning. The government is also looking into restaurants and shops, he said.
In the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is mobilizing a large security force and undergoing extensive security checks.
A diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Games is being announced by the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Lithuania.