An official Chinese newspaper accused Tibet’s government in exile of colluding with Western governments to “distort” the recent unrest in Tibet, Reuters reported. Tibetan advocacy groups say seven people have been killed and more than 60 wounded by police forces during recent protests. However, official Chinese news sources reported that police acted only to defend themselves from mobs that had stormed police stations. An editorial in the English edition of China Daily on Monday labeled the Dalai Lama a “splitist” and accused him of using the unrest to gain Western support. “In today’s world, a handful of extremists have the ability to cause havoc to a region or even a country,” the editorial said, adding that the Dalai Lama “is financed and supported by some Western governments and media with their own agenda against China.” US representatives said last week the US is “gravely concerned” about the recent shootings and reports of violence.