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Sunday, 20 January, 2002, 19:09 GMT
China releases prominent Tibetan
Jailed Tibetan musician Ngawang Choephel
Ngawang Chophel was arrested making a film about Tibet
China has reportedly released a Tibetan music scholar who was serving an 18-year prison term on spying charges, in a move seen as a bid to improve relations with Washington.

The 34-year-old Ngawang Choephel used to teach at an American college, and disappeared in Tibet in 1995 when making a film o