National broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released a documentary on self-immolation in the country’s Tibetan-inhabited areas.
The documentary debuted at 9:27 p.m. on Sunday on CCTV-4, an international channel mainly targeting overseas viewers in Chinese language.
It also aired on CCTV’s English channel, Spanish channel, French channel, Arabic channel and Russian channel on Monday.
The documentary, titled “Facts About Self-Immolation in Tibetan Areas of Ngapa (Aba),” discloses the truth about self-immolations that have occurred in Aba, a Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
The documentary contains interviews with the masterminds and victims of the self-immolations. It states that the monks in Aba were acting on orders sent from overseas to convince people to self-immolate, as well as sending information about the self-immolations abroad, as they have claimed that the acts were a form of “protest” against Chinese rule in Tibetan areas.
The documentary also states that the Dalai clique masterminded the self-immolations in order to split China.