Mary Kay Magistad has been The World's Beijing-based East Asia correspondent since 2002, focusing especially on a rapidly changing China and the impact of China's rise on the region and the world.
A Tibetan woman offers prayer to the portrait of their spiritual leader Dalai Lama (Photo: Reuters)
Since 2009 more than 90 Tibetans have set themselves ablaze to protest China’s rule of the Tibetan plateau.
China has accused the exiled Dalai Lama of stirring up the unrest.
And now China wants to prosecute people who attempt to self-immolate.