China launches new, regular political education campaign on Tibet’s monks, nuns

March 24, 2019 2:51 am0 comments
China launches new, regular political education campaign on Tibet’s monks, nuns

(TibetanReview.net, Mar23’19) – Counties in Tibet Autonomous Region have launched a new political education drive in monasteries, described euphemistically as a lecture tour to promote legal and policy awareness among monks and nuns and safeguard national unity. Gonggar County in Shannan (Tibetan: Lhokha) Prefecture has already started its 2019 education […]

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China reports record winter tourist arrivals in Tibet

March 22, 2019 2:09 am0 comments
China reports record winter tourist arrivals in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Mar21’19) – Tourism is particularly vital, along with mining and hydropower industries, for China to recoup its massive investments in Tibet. Thanks to its winter tourism promotional efforts, Tibet Autonomous Region saw 2.46 million tourists last winter, up 84.2 per cent year-on-year, reported the official Xinhua news Agency Mar […]

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Qinghai officials being probed for profiting illegally from rare local resources

March 19, 2019 11:13 pm0 comments
Qinghai officials being probed for profiting illegally from rare local resources

(TibetanReview.net, Mar19’19) – The nexus between mining companies and local officials in Chinese ruled Tibet is all too well known and has continued for decades, leading to many affected Tibetan villagers and herdsmen who protested against illegal mining activities being beaten, jailed and even killed. But now, in at least […]

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More restrictions on Tibetans reported from Qinghai for this month

March 17, 2019 10:50 pm0 comments
More restrictions on Tibetans reported from Qinghai for this month

(TibetanReview.net, Mar16’19) – In yet another report about further clampdown on Tibetans during the politically sensitive month of March, Chinese authorities in Rebgong (Chinese: Malho) County of Qinghai Province have further tightened restrictions on local Tibetans, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Mar 14. These were stated to include ban […]

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Poverty eradication in Tibet conditional on beneficiaries’ allegiance to communist party leadership

March 16, 2019 1:18 am0 comments
Poverty eradication in Tibet conditional on beneficiaries’ allegiance to communist party leadership

(TibetanReview.net, Mar15’19) – China said during the ongoing session of its parliament, the National People’s Congress, in Beijing that Tibetans love its communist government more, and had no love for their exile spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. What it did not say, however, was that this is a government policy […]

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China to establish five national parks in ‘Tibet’

March 14, 2019 12:11 am0 comments
China to establish five national parks in ‘Tibet’

(TibetanReview.net, Mar13’19) – China says it will build five Third Pole National Parks in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to reinforce its claim as environment protector and to boost ecotourism. Plans for these parks are still in a preparatory phase, so most details, including the size of all but one of […]

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Dzamthang Tibetans under clampdown ahead of 60th Tibet uprising anniversary

March 10, 2019 12:55 am0 comments
Dzamthang Tibetans under clampdown ahead of 60th Tibet uprising anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Mar09’19) – In yet another report about tightening of restrictions ahead of the 60th Tibetan national uprising anniversary on Mar 10 across the Tibetan Plateau region, Chinese authorities in Dzamthang (Chinese: Rangtang) County of Ngaba (Aba) Prefecture, Sichuan Province, have launched a new clampdown. It was launched at the […]

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Tightened security measure in Sichuan, Gansu restrict Tibetans ahead of 60th uprising anniversary

March 9, 2019 12:32 am0 comments
Tightened security measure in Sichuan, Gansu restrict Tibetans ahead of 60th uprising anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Mar08’19) – China is reported to have tightened security measures in different parts of Tibet to preempt possible protests around the 60th anniversary on Mar 10 of the Tibetan National Uprising Day. The Tibetan Service of rfa.org Mar 6 referred to measures enhanced in Tibetan regions of Sichuan and […]

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Tibetan visitors to Lhasa face severe scrutiny ahead of 60th uprising anniversary

March 7, 2019 11:10 am0 comments
Tibetan visitors to Lhasa face severe scrutiny ahead of 60th uprising anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Mar06’19) – Tibetan pilgrims from Kham and Amdo in what are now parts of Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Qinghai provinces are still being allowed to visit Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) where China has greatly tightened security measures ahead of the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day on Mar 10. However, […]

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Snowstorms affect 120,000 people, over 1 million livestock in Qinghai

March 5, 2019 3:42 am0 comments
Snowstorms affect 120,000 people, over 1 million livestock in Qinghai

(TibetanReview.net, Mar04’19) – There has been a significant rise in the number of people and animals affected by continuing snowstorm since Dec 28 in Yushu (Tibetan: Yulshul) Prefecture of Qinghai Province with corresponding rise in economic losses, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency Mar 2. The report said some […]

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