Authorities also free a monk jailed for anti-China protests before he serves his full prison term.
He had helped to make a film describing Tibetans' lives under harsh Chinese rule.
Suspected of 'separatist activities,' they have been held without charge for more than a year.
Chinese authorities take him away after a musical concert in a Sichuan county.
Local families fear loss of the only school their children can attend.
But no move has been made yet to forcibly close them down.
Strict controls are put in place along with demands for loyalty to Beijing.
Chinese authorities take him into custody without explanation.
Details of his recent whereabouts and escape are still unclear.
He had refused Chinese orders to denounce exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
The move is believed to be the first high-profile management change by Beijing of a monastery in Tibetan-populated areas in recent years.
He had taken part in protests challenging Beijing's rule in Tibetan areas of Sichuan.
Villagers who opposed mining operations are threatened and detained.
Authorities say they will replace management committees with officials more loyal to Beijing.
Villagers demonstrate outside government offices to demand the project be halted.
No reasons are given for the closure made after the jailing of a teacher for ‘political involvement.’
Despite working full-time, they are underpaid and treated 'like servants,' they say.
He throws himself from a building in Tibet's Chamdo prefecture after authorities tried to stop his protest.
They are denied the compensation given to full-time teachers for the same amount of work.
The monk had been imprisoned for separatist protests.