Qinghai announced new rule to help migrants, encourage inter-ethnic marriage

May 1, 2019 11:48 pm0 comments
Qinghai announced new rule to help migrants, encourage inter-ethnic marriage

(TibetanReview.net, May01’19) – The Chinese government of the traditionally Tibetan territory of what is now Qinghai Province has launched a Rule to Promote Ethnic Unity and Progress of Qinghai Province, making it illegal to, among other things, interfere with others’ freedom of marriage in the name of religious belief. Ostensibly […]

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Torture cited for death of man held for singing Tibetan anthem

April 29, 2019 4:07 am0 comments
Torture cited for death of man held for singing Tibetan anthem

(TibetanReview.net, Apr28’19) – A man held and tortured during more than one month of detention in 2016 for singing the Tibetan national anthem has died in a hospital in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Apr 26. The report said Pema Wangchen, 31, died on […]

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Tibet officials among those disciplined for environmental misconduct

April 24, 2019 8:47 pm0 comments
Tibet officials among those disciplined for environmental misconduct

(TibetanReview.net, Apr24’19) – China said Apr 22 that it had held 1,035 government officials accountable for 89 cases that damaged the environment and ecology in eight provinces and autonomous regions, including in Xinjiang and Tibet, following inspections carried out in 2017. However, of the 218 department-level officials among them, only […]

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China bans new enrolments at famed Tibetan Buddhist learning centre

April 23, 2019 3:17 am0 comments
China bans new enrolments at famed Tibetan Buddhist learning centre

(TibetanReview.net, Apr21’19) – China has imposed new entry and exit controls on the famed Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serta (Chinese: Seda) County of Sichuan Province and issued an order banning new enrolments there, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Apr 19, citing local sources. It is not clear whether […]

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Tibetan hauled out of university for alleging selection discrimination in civil service test essay

April 19, 2019 4:38 am0 comments
Tibetan hauled out of university for alleging selection discrimination in civil service test essay

(TibetanReview.net, Apr18’19) – A Tibetan youth was hauled out of his university in the beginning of this month for an essay he wrote in his civil service exams lamenting the declining rate of acceptance of Tibetans for jobs in their own local-level governments, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Apr […]

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China says more than 55,000 Qinghai Tibetans had ‘abandoned’ nomadic life since 2005

April 18, 2019 6:02 am0 comments
China says more than 55,000 Qinghai Tibetans had ‘abandoned’ nomadic life since 2005

(TibetanReview.net, Apr17’19) – More than 55,000 Tibetan herdsmen in Qinghai Province had ‘abandoned’ their nomadic life under China’s resettlement programme for them since 2005, reported the official globaltimes.cn Apr 16. China claims that the programme was meant to preserve the area’s fragile ecology rather than to exercise better control over […]

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Vehicular access likely contributed to huge trash collection at Mt Everest base camp in Tibet

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Vehicular access likely contributed to huge trash collection at Mt Everest base camp in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr17’19) – After opening access to the base camp of Mt Everest with asphalt road for vehicular traffic in the name of development and modernization, China has now closed the site to everyone except those with permits to scale the world’s highest peak. The move was taken in response […]

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New AIDS association underlines serious health issue in immigrant-flooded Tibet

April 13, 2019 1:10 am0 comments
New AIDS association underlines serious health issue in immigrant-flooded Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr12’19) – The challenge posed by the relentlessly large scale arrival of Chinese immigrants on Tibet’s local population is well known – it is political, economic, social, health, cultural and, indeed, everything else which affects every aspect of Tibetan life. However, one of the most immediate and urgent, if […]

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Campaign orders Tibetan monks to repay gratitude to China

April 12, 2019 12:59 am0 comments
Campaign orders Tibetan monks to repay gratitude to China

(TibetanReview.net, Apr11’19) – A new campaign is underway at Sera Monastery in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, ordering its monks to strictly obey Chinese laws and take a “stand against separatism” in keeping with the country’s ongoing Sinicization-of-religion policy, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org, citing official Chinese media reports. The report […]

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African swine fever reported to have spread to Tibet

April 10, 2019 1:37 am0 comments
African swine fever reported to have spread to Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr09’19) – China on Apr 7 confirmed the first outbreak of African swine fever in the Tibet Autonomous Region, with the location being the heavily Chinese immigrant populated City of Nyingtri (Chinese: Nyingchi or Linzhi). A total of 55 pigs were confirmed dead on farms in the city’s Bayi […]

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