China hardening Tibet crackdown ahead of Olympics

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 30, 2008 In the aftermath of the presentation of the US Congressional Gold Medal on the Dalai Lama on Oct 17, 2007 and in the run up to Beijing Olympics 2008, China has imposed stringent new restrictions on Tibetan Buddhism and culture even as it has trained over […]

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Bird flu back in Tibet with vengeance

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 30, 2008 An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, was reported to have hit Jiedexiu Town in Gongga County, about 50 km (31 miles) south of Tibet’s capital Lhasa. The outbreak occurred on Jan 25 and was confirmed on Jan 29, reported […]

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China alleged to employ deception to disparage Dalai Lama

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 China may not have won hearts and minds in Tibet for their policies there, especially when it comes to the issued of religious freedom and faith in the Dalai Lama. But they have become adept at publicising the impression that all Tibetans fully support China and […]

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New Shugden image reigns as ancient statues stolen from monastery

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TibetanReview.net,Jan 23,2008 Twelve statues of Buddhist deities have gone missing while an image of the controversial Dorje Shugden spirit has been prominently installed as a result of Chinese government interference at the ancient Pashoe Naira monastery in Pashoe (Chinese: Basu) County of Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous region, said a Radio […]

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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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