Donated Qinghai jade discs to don Beijing Olympic medals

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 China is to use jade from the mining city of Ge’ermu (also written as Golmud, Tibetan: Nagormo) in the Kunlun mountains in Qinghai Province to make the over 3,000 gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded at the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing, reported its […]

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Four earthquakes hit two remote areas of Tibet

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 Three earthquakes hit a sparsely populated area in Gerze County of Ngari Prefecture in remote western Tibet on Jan 9, 16 and 23, with no casualties or damages reported, while a moderate earthquake jolted Motuo (Metog) County of Linzhi (Nyingtri) prefecture on Jan 18, reported the […]

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More Tibetans to be herded into new socialist villages

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is to move 52,000 more rural Tibetans into new Socialist Village homes in 2008 under its project called Comfortable Housing Project, spending 676 million yuan, reported China’s online Tibet news service en.tibet.cn, as well as Xinhua, Jan 17. They said that the […]

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Two elderly Tashi Lhunpo monks driven to suicide

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 Severely victimised, discriminated against and routinely humiliated in other ways, and thereby subjected to all manners of mental torture over many years, following the arrest of their students for involvement in protest actions, two elderly teachers of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen […]

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Lhasa-Shigatse railway to commence construction Railway link to Nepal plan reiterated

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 The Lhasa-Xigaze Section of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway’s extension line is expected to start construction this year, said China’s online Tibet news service en.tibet.cn (Title News) Jan 18. China’s official Xinhua news agency Jan 19 cited TAR government Chairman Qiangba Puncog as saying it will be one […]

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TAR expects 5 million tourists as 775 more buses added

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 At four million, the number of tourists visiting Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) last year already overwhelmed its local population of 2.8 million. Nevertheless, this year the number of tourists is expected to hit five million, a 25 percent increase over last year, reported China’s official Xinhua […]

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800,000 Chinese in Tibet to travel for their Spring Festival

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 China expected some 800,000 people to avail the Spring Time (Chinese New Year) passenger transport facility provided by Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), reported China’s online Tibet news service en.tibet.cn Jan 16. It said the figure was six percent more than last year. The Chinese Spring Festival […]

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Chinese invasion sites in Tibet to be restored as tourist sites

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23 The authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region are to promote “red tourism” by restoring former residences and office buildings of some of the first Chinese Communist Party members to be sent to Tibet in the early 1950s to turn them into “revolutionary” tourist attractions. “The government has worked […]

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Beijing-appointed Panchen urges early China-Taiwan reunification

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23 China said 17-year-old Gyaincain Norbu, chosen by it in 1995 as its 11th Panchen Lama over the Dalai Lama recognized Gedun Choekyi Niyma, visited Fuzhou, Putian, Quanzhou and Xiamen cities in Fujian province from Dec 19 to 26. He visited a number of museums commemorating Chinese patriotic […]

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Resumed Kathmandu-Lhasa bus begins service sans passengers

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 The viability of the Lhasa-Kathmandu bus service has again been brought into serious question with Nepal’s state-owned Saajha Yatayat dispatching its first bus to Lhasa on Jan 1 under a service resumption agreement without any passenger on board. Although many Nepali and foreign tourists had bought […]

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