by Sarah Harper
In the 11th case of self-immolation in recent months, a Bhuddist nun set herself on fire and died Thursday in China's southwest Sichuan province, Chinese state media reported.
Qui Xiang, 35, was the second nun in the ethnically Tibetan region to die from self-immolation, according to the New York Times.
Xiang, whose Tibetan name is Palden Choetso, was protesting Chinese restrictions when she set herself on fire in Ganzi Prefecture.
Also known as Kardze to Tibetans, the Ganzi Prefecture is the site of several important monasteries that have come under strict Chinese rule in recent months, according to the New York Times.
The Associated Press reported that the official Xinhua News Agency said the reason for Xiang's death is unclear. Xinhua reported that local government is investigating the case.
Tibetan people have been illegally demonstrating against Chinese policy since June, according to the New York Times.