Urgent measures seen required to address steep rise in Tibet’s temperature

October 29, 2018 5:12 am0 comments
Urgent measures seen required to address steep rise in Tibet’s temperature

(TibetanReview.net, Oct28, 2018) – The average temperature in the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau has been rising at a rate well over three times the average speed of global warming since 1961, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Oct 27, citing latest statistics from the climate centre of Qinghai […]

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China cancels famed Buddhist academy’s annual prayer festival for third successive year

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China cancels famed Buddhist academy’s annual prayer festival for third successive year

(TibetanReview.net, Oct27, 2018) – As it keeps strengthening its so-called Sinicization of religion campaign, China has, for the third year in a row, cancelled a major prayer festival at the famed Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serta County of Sichuan Province. The academy had, at one time, up to 40,000 […]

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Global warming blamed for avalanche that blocked Yarlung Tsangpo

October 26, 2018 12:45 am0 comments
Global warming blamed for avalanche that blocked Yarlung Tsangpo

(TibetanReview.net, Oct25, 2018) – China has cited one of its experts as saying a global warming-induced avalanche of ice and glacial debris was to blame for the recent blockage on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet, the headwater of India’s Siang and Brahmaputra Rivers. China earlier said a total of […]

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Over 80% of Tibet-Sichuan Railway, the ‘world’s most challenging’, will be bridges and tunnels

October 22, 2018 1:26 am0 comments
Over 80% of Tibet-Sichuan Railway, the ‘world’s most challenging’, will be bridges and tunnels

(TibetanReview.net, Oct21, 2018) – China has called the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, whose building President Xi Jinping recently called for being speeded up, the most challenging railway project in the world. Its globaltimesw.cn website Oct 19 made a graphic presentation to explain how this was so, saying the railway, with 80 percent […]

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More than 20,000 affected by Yarlung Tsangpo barrier lake formation

October 21, 2018 1:00 am0 comments
More than 20,000 affected by Yarlung Tsangpo barrier lake formation

(TibetanReview.net, Oct20, 2018) – Water levels at a barrier lake formed as a result of a landslide in the morning of Oct 17 over the Yarlung Tsangpo river in Tibet’s Menling County of Nyingtri (Chinese: Lingzhi) City were falling after a breach on Oct 19 afternoon, apparently without damages, reported […]

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Tibetans in Gansu protest broken promise of help for culling their livestock

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Tibetans in Gansu protest broken promise of help for culling their livestock

(TibetanReview.net, Oct20, 2018) – While China’s central government speaks of achieving big strides in eliminating poverty, with a record number of 85 counties taken of the list most recently, its local governments in Tibet appear to be busy creating poverty. Dozens of Tibetans living in what is now part of […]

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Is the Potala palace sinking, set for closure?

October 20, 2018 12:47 am0 comments
Is the Potala palace sinking, set for closure?

(TibetanReview.net, Oct19, 2018) – The Chinese government administrators of the Potala Palace in Tibet’s capital Lhasa have denied online rumours that the over 1,300-year-old palace will be closed in 2020 due to building subsidence. This could mean, however, that the centuries-old winter residence of the Dalai Lamas is indeed, in […]

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Emergency response activated as another barrier lake forms in landslide-hit Tibet

October 19, 2018 12:01 am0 comments
Emergency response activated as another barrier lake forms in landslide-hit Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Oct18, 2018) – More than 6,000 residents have been evacuated as another barrier lake formed in Tibet as a result of landslide, this time on Oct 17 morning near a village in Menling County of Nyingtri (Chinese: Lingzhi) City along the Yarlung Tsangpo river, reported China’s official Xinhua news […]

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China to publish 370-volume Tibetan epic in 2019

October 17, 2018 11:36 pm0 comments
China to publish 370-volume Tibetan epic in 2019

(TibetanReview.net, Oct17, 2018) – China says it will publish the most complete collection yet of the Tibetan epic King Gesar of Ling next year. The Chinese and English versions of the story are also underway, said China’s official Xinhua news agency Oct 16. Compared to other epics, the Tibetan one […]

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China’s Panchen concludes three-month tour of ‘Tibet’

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China’s Panchen concludes three-month tour of ‘Tibet’

(TibetanReview.net, Oct17, 2018) – This has probably been the longest visit by far for the Chinese government-appointed 11th Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu who otherwise lives in Beijing and there have been only few English-language media reports about it. China’s official Xinhua news agency said Oct 16 that the 11th Panchen […]

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