Majority in rubberstamp legislatures cited as proof of Tibetan autonomy

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(TibetanReview.net, Dec 12) — The best answer China has come up with so far to “prove” that Tibetans enjoy regional ethnic autonomy is that “Tibetans and other ethnic groups hold 94 percent of the seats in local legislatures” in the Tibet Autonomous Region. While this would, indeed, be a powerful […]

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Qinghai Yushu Airport completes construction

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(TibetanReview.net, Dec 11) — China completed on Nov 3 the building of the Qinghai Yushu Airport which has since passed examination, reported its online Tibet news service eng.tibet.cn Dec 1. It said the initial plan was for the 500 million yuan airport, whose construction was begun in May 2007, to […]

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Rights group urges octogenarian Tibetan master-printer’s release

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(TibetanReview.net, Dec 6) — New York-based Human Rights Watch is urging the international community to protest China’s imprisonment and secret sentencing of Paljor Norbu, an 81-year-old Tibetan traditional printer, and to seek his immediate exoneration and unconditional release. It said Norbu (Chinese: Panjue Ruobu), was taken by the police from […]

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Beijing-appointed Panchen calls for national unity

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(TibetanReview.net, Dec 6) — Gyaincain Norbu, the Chinese government-appointed 11th Panchen Lama, made one of his sporadic appearances in the official Chinese media on Dec 5, with the Xinhua news agency reporting he called on Buddhists to back national unity while touring Hunan Province from Nov 26 to Dec 4. […]

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Chinese railway to connect Tibet more by 2020

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(TibetanReview.net, Dec 4, 2008) — China said it will have built and opened by 2020 six new main railway lines and some branches connecting Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province with other parts of the PRC. Its online Tibet news service eng.tibet.cn Dec 3 cited Li Li, principal of Qinghai-Tibet […]

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China to spend 2.7 billion yuan for Key road projects in Qinghai

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(TibetanReview.net, Dec 4, 2008) — The central government of China is to allocate 2.7 billion yuan for key road projects in Qinghai province to support road construction in the Qinghai-Tibet region, reported China’s official China Daily newspaper Dec 4, citing the country’s Ministry of Transportation. It said the fund will […]

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Pipeline proposed to bring gas to Lhasa from Qinghai

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(TibetanReview.net, Dec 2, 2008) — With its plan to exploit oil and gas reserves in the Tibet Autonomous Region having hit a snag, China’s state-run energy giant CNPC now wants to build a pipeline to transport gas to the region from Qinghai, reported Energy Tribune (TX, US) Dec 1. It […]

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Tibet logistics centre to exploit railway’s potential

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(TibetanReview.net, Nov 30, 2008)—In order to further exploit the potential of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, China is to complete the building of its biggest logistics centre in the Tibet Autonomous Region by Jun 30, 2009, reported China’s online Tibet news service eng.Tibet.cn Nov 27. The building of the almost 1.5 billion […]

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Over 1,000 Mar’08 Lhasa ‘rioters’ claimed released

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(TibetanReview.net, Nov 27, 2008) — China claimed to have released more than 1,000 people allegedly involved in the Mar 14 riot in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, without explaining why, when and how and under what conditions. “Most of the released rioters had turned themselves in right after the riot,” China’s official […]

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China strengthens Everest base camp police

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(TibetanReview.net, Nov 26) — China’s border police have significantly beefed up their strength presence at the base of Mount Everest, including with the upgrading of a police post to a full police station, reported AP news service Nov 25, citing a Tibet Daily web site report Nov 25. The new […]

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