Sichuan-Tibet Railway’s Chamdo work beginning next month

May 22, 2019 8:47 pm0 comments
Sichuan-Tibet Railway’s Chamdo work beginning next month

(TibetanReview.net, May22’19) – Work on the Tibet section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, China’s second railway link to the region, is proceeding at a fast pace with work on the Chamdo section expected to begin next month, reported China’s official chinadaily.com.cn May 22. Described as the world’s most geographically challenging railway […]

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Tibetan prefecture orders schools to switch to Chinese medium this fall

May 19, 2019 11:05 pm0 comments
Tibetan prefecture orders schools to switch to Chinese medium this fall

(TibetanReview.net, May18’19) – In a further tightening of China’s so-called bilingual teaching programme, authorities in Golog (Chinese: Guoluo) Prefecture of Qinghai Province have ordered schools to stop teaching all subjects in Tibetan except the Tibetan language in first grade classes, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org May 16, citing official […]

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China jails Tibetan for demanding Panchen Lama’s release, his aunt for sharing protest info

May 11, 2019 3:41 am0 comments
China jails Tibetan for demanding Panchen Lama’s release, his aunt for sharing protest info

(TibetanReview.net, May10’19) – China has on May 8 jailed a Tibetan youth for four and half years for making a public calls for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, Tibet’s second most prominent religious figure recognized by the Dalai Lama in 1995, and an aunt of […]

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China says it uses WeChat to fight ‘separatist’ gang crimes in Tibet

May 9, 2019 1:02 am0 comments
China says it uses WeChat to fight ‘separatist’ gang crimes in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, May08’19) – China said May 6 that it was using WeChat to fight “gang crimes” in Tibet, meaning it was being used to report on messages alleged to “spread separatism and create separatist incidents”. Calling it a nationwide tendency to use the advantages of social media to fight crimes, […]

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China’s Panchen presents report card to top leadership

May 8, 2019 4:46 am0 comments
China’s Panchen presents report card to top leadership

(TibetanReview.net, May07’19) – The Beijing-appointed Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu has on May 5 presented his progress report to China’s top political advisor Wang Yang, according to the official Xinhua news agency May 6. The report said Gyaltsen Norbu, appointed by China in 1995 in place of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, proclaimed […]

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Prehistoric relatives of modern humans lived on Tibetan Plateau 160,000 yrs ago

May 5, 2019 12:51 am0 comments
Prehistoric relatives of modern humans lived on Tibetan Plateau 160,000 yrs ago

(TibetanReview.net, May04’19) – A lineage of prehistoric relatives of modern humans had lived on the Tibetan Plateau around 160,000 years ago. The finding was reported by Chinese and overseas researchers following the discovery of a lower jaw in a cave in the Xiahe (Tibetan: Sangchu) County of what is now […]

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China to try three Tibetans for demanding Panchen Lama release

May 3, 2019 12:45 am0 comments
China to try three Tibetans for demanding Panchen Lama release

(TibetanReview.net, May02’19) – Police in eastern part of Chinese ruled Tibet have arrested on Apr 29 four Tibetans for praying for and demanding the release of the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima who has remained disappeared since the government took him away in 1995 as a 6-year-old boy. One […]

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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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