34,200 in Tibet evacuated as landslide-barricaded lake on Jinsha River set to burst

November 12, 2018 1:12 am0 comments
34,200 in Tibet evacuated as landslide-barricaded lake on Jinsha River set to burst

(TibetanReview.net, Nov11, 2018) – A total of 34,200 people have been evacuated along the Jinsha River (Tibetan: Drichu river), part of the headwater systems of the Yangze River, in Chamdo City of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and Garze (Karze, or Kanze) Prefecture of Sichuan Province as a barrier lake formed […]

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Melting Tibet glaciers may lead to climate refugees in downstream countries

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Melting Tibet glaciers may lead to climate refugees in downstream countries

(TibetanReview.net, Nov11, 2018) – The pace at which glaciers are melting in Asia, including on the Tibetan Plateau, may lead to a large number of climate refugees and affect the lives of over one billion residents in countries like China, Pakistan, India, Iran and Kazakhstan some 50 years from now, […]

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154th protest self-immolator in Tibet did not survive

November 11, 2018 2:29 am0 comments
154th protest self-immolator in Tibet did not survive

(TibetanReview.net, Nov10, 2018) – Further reports on the protest self-immolation that took place in Chinese ruled Tibet on Nov 4 suggest that the protester did not survive and that he was a 23 year-old man whose name has been spelled as Dobo as well as Dorbe. The reports confirm that […]

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Boasting a record 31.025 visitors, China promotes winter Tibet tour with free Potala entry etc

November 9, 2018 11:16 pm0 comments
Boasting a record 31.025 visitors, China promotes winter Tibet tour with free Potala entry etc

(TibetanReview.net, Nov09, 2018) – In order to promote winter tourism, China has begun offering free entry to the Potala palace, the historical winter palace of the Dalai Lamas, for tourists from Nov 1 to Mar 15 next year. As in past several years, numerous other attractive concessions are also being […]

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Reports speak of 154th protest self-immolation in Chinese ruled Tibet

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Reports speak of 154th protest self-immolation in Chinese ruled Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Nov08, 2018) – Several online reports suggest that there has been a protest self-immolation by a Tibetan youth in Chinese ruled Tibet on Nov 4, although with little details as communication channels in the region is under tight government control even in normal times. In particular it is not […]

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Second landslide creates new barrier lake at Tibet’s Sichuan-TAR border

November 6, 2018 8:08 am0 comments
Second landslide creates new barrier lake at Tibet’s Sichuan-TAR border

(TibetanReview.net, Nov05, 2018) – A new barrier lake has formed after another large landslide hit Bolo Township in Chamdo (Qamdo) City of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) on Nov 3 evening, blocking a section of Jinsha River, part of the headwaters system of Yangze River known in Tibetan as the Drichu. […]

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Second landslide again creates barrier lake in Tibet’s Yarlung Tsangpo, flood danger stated to be less

November 1, 2018 11:13 pm0 comments
Second landslide again creates barrier lake in Tibet’s Yarlung Tsangpo, flood danger stated to be less

(TibetanReview.net, Nov01, 2018) – The feared second landslide near Gyalha Village in Menling County of Tibet’s Nyingtri City has materialized on Oct 27 morning, resulting in the formation of a second barrier lake on the Yarlung Tsangpo river. China has alerted India about the development to enable it to be […]

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China opens int’l commercial complex in Tibet’s border town of Kyirong

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China opens int’l commercial complex in Tibet’s border town of Kyirong

(TibetanReview.net, Nov01, 2018) – China said Oct 31 that it had opened an international commercial complex in Gyirong (Tibetan: Kyirong) County of Shigatse City, Tibet, located near the border with Nepal. The Gyirong international border trade market was constructed with a total investment of 42.5 million yuan (about US $ […]

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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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