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20may20091Dharamshala: A source from Tibet said, around 6th June, When a group of 6-7Chinese manual laborers came to Karikong nomadic village in Joda county near Chamdo county to collect Cordyceps sinensis, the local Tibetans disallowed them digging for Cordyceps sinesis and turned them back.

The Chinese workers left the region for a short time but returned with back up.  The Tibetans and the Chinese laborers fought each other. The number of casualties is unknown but 9 Tibetans were taken into police custody in Joda county and are under arrest.  The names of the detainees have not been released.  It is unknown if the Chinese laborers were also taken into custody.

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