China cites ‘state secret’ to deny answer on Tibetan protester’s 18-yr jail term

April 7, 2019 10:49 pm0 comments
China cites ‘state secret’ to deny answer on Tibetan protester’s 18-yr jail term

(TibetanReview.net, Apr07’19) – China has jailed a Tibetan man for 18 years sometime last year after he staged a lone protest in front of the Potala Palace in Tibet’s capital Lhasa and also recorded a video message announcing a ‘campaign for world peace’ on Jan 28, 2018. And it has refused […]

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China mulling direct flight airport for Indian pilgrims to Mt Kailash

April 6, 2019 5:28 am0 comments
China mulling direct flight airport for Indian pilgrims to Mt Kailash

(TibetanReview.net, Apr05’19) – In order to boost tourism in remoted western Tibet’s Ngari (Chinese: Ali) Prefectures, home to the sacred Mt Kailash (Tibetan: Ghang Rinpoche or Ghang Tise), China is looking to upgrade its fairly recently built Gunsa Airport there to an international one. The airport, located 40 km from […]

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China begins building major new power station in Tibet

April 2, 2019 12:49 am0 comments
China begins building major new power station in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr01’19) – China says it has begun work to build the main structure of a 2,240-MW hydropower station on the Jinsha River (Tibetan: Drichu), the upper section of the Yangtze River. A cofferdam was built upstream of the construction site on Mar 30 in preparation for further building work, […]

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China tests Tibetan monks, nuns for loyalty to communist party rule

March 29, 2019 3:12 am0 comments
China tests Tibetan monks, nuns for loyalty to communist party rule

(TibetanReview.net, Mar28’19) – China says more than 30,000 Buddhist monks and nuns in Tibet Autonomous Region had been tested on Mar 25 for their knowledge on laws and regulations, with ostensible aim to improve their legal awareness and consciousness. Shorn of the propaganda euphemism, however, the Buddhist community was examined […]

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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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