Tibetan hauled out of university for alleging selection discrimination in civil service test essay

April 19, 2019 4:38 am0 comments
Tibetan hauled out of university for alleging selection discrimination in civil service test essay

(TibetanReview.net, Apr18’19) – A Tibetan youth was hauled out of his university in the beginning of this month for an essay he wrote in his civil service exams lamenting the declining rate of acceptance of Tibetans for jobs in their own local-level governments, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Apr […]

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China says more than 55,000 Qinghai Tibetans had ‘abandoned’ nomadic life since 2005

April 18, 2019 6:02 am0 comments
China says more than 55,000 Qinghai Tibetans had ‘abandoned’ nomadic life since 2005

(TibetanReview.net, Apr17’19) – More than 55,000 Tibetan herdsmen in Qinghai Province had ‘abandoned’ their nomadic life under China’s resettlement programme for them since 2005, reported the official globaltimes.cn Apr 16. China claims that the programme was meant to preserve the area’s fragile ecology rather than to exercise better control over […]

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Vehicular access likely contributed to huge trash collection at Mt Everest base camp in Tibet

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Vehicular access likely contributed to huge trash collection at Mt Everest base camp in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr17’19) – After opening access to the base camp of Mt Everest with asphalt road for vehicular traffic in the name of development and modernization, China has now closed the site to everyone except those with permits to scale the world’s highest peak. The move was taken in response […]

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New AIDS association underlines serious health issue in immigrant-flooded Tibet

April 13, 2019 1:10 am0 comments
New AIDS association underlines serious health issue in immigrant-flooded Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr12’19) – The challenge posed by the relentlessly large scale arrival of Chinese immigrants on Tibet’s local population is well known – it is political, economic, social, health, cultural and, indeed, everything else which affects every aspect of Tibetan life. However, one of the most immediate and urgent, if […]

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Campaign orders Tibetan monks to repay gratitude to China

April 12, 2019 12:59 am0 comments
Campaign orders Tibetan monks to repay gratitude to China

(TibetanReview.net, Apr11’19) – A new campaign is underway at Sera Monastery in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, ordering its monks to strictly obey Chinese laws and take a “stand against separatism” in keeping with the country’s ongoing Sinicization-of-religion policy, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org, citing official Chinese media reports. The report […]

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African swine fever reported to have spread to Tibet

April 10, 2019 1:37 am0 comments
African swine fever reported to have spread to Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr09’19) – China on Apr 7 confirmed the first outbreak of African swine fever in the Tibet Autonomous Region, with the location being the heavily Chinese immigrant populated City of Nyingtri (Chinese: Nyingchi or Linzhi). A total of 55 pigs were confirmed dead on farms in the city’s Bayi […]

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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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