Severe snow disasters hit bulk of Qinghai Tibetans

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 7’08 Some 1.65 million people were left snowblind and frostbitten, 500,000 livestock and wildlife dead and 3.1 million others on verge of starvation as a result of severe snow disasters in Tibetan prefectures of Qinghai Province, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Mar 1. The report said the […]

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Tibetan language being elbowed out of Tibet?

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www.TibetanReivew.net, Feb 28’08 Despite claiming that Tibetans make up over 90 percent of Tibet Autonomous Region’s population – with farmers and herders making up over 80 percent of it – China is imposing the learning and use of Mandarin Chinese there while neglecting official use of the Tibetan language, alleged […]

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Tibetans clash with police at Rebgong prayer festival

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www.TibetanReivew.net, Feb 28’08 Police and paramilitary troops took into custody on Feb 21 some 200 Tibetans, many of them monks, during a series of protests at an annual religious festival at Rebkong County in Qinghai Province only to release them all by next morning as anger over it escalated the […]

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Chinese Panchen tipped for ministerial rank?

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www.TibetanReview.net, Feb 20, 2008 In an apparent upping of its ante against the Dalai Lama and others seeking a negotiated resolution of the Tibet issue, China is likely to appoint its Panchen Lama Gyatsen Norbu a Standing Committee member of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the Chinese parliament, as early […]

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Photo of antelopes unperturbed by Tibet train exposed as fake

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www.TibetanReview.net, Feb 20, 2008 A photograph showing more than 20 Tibetan antelopes roaming calmly under a railway bridge as a high-speed train to Lhasa was passing would have been a perfect propaganda coup for the Chinese government. It would also, no doubt, have beggared credulity. Regarding its value on the […]

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Two of China’s 2007 five major gold finds in Tibetan regions

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(www.TibetanReview.net, Feb 12. 2008) China said it discovered five major gold mines in 2007, including two in Tibetan regions, namely the copper-gold mine in Gangtise of Tibet Autonomous Region, the Dachang gold mine in Qinghai Province, reported the official Xinhua news agency Feb 8. The other major discoveries, announced Feb […]

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Railway’s pivotal role in Tibet’s tourism development touted

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(www.TibetanReview.net, Feb 12. 2008) Since the Qinghai-Tibet Railway opened for tourism in Jul 2006, more than 5.95 million people have availed the service till the end of 2007, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Feb 8. Forty-three percent of all tourists visiting Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) during the period took […]

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China asks its Panchen for more China support

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TibetanReview.net, Feb 4, 2008 The Chinese appointed Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu paid a formal visit to Mr Wu Bangguo, the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the Chinese parliament, on Jan 31, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency. Wu encouraged the 18-year-old “living Buddha” to […]

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Abbot sentenced for alleged incitement

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TibetanReview.net, Feb 4, 2008 A court in eastern Tibet has sentenced in Jul 2007 the 37-year-old religious head of a 1000-monk monastery to three years in jail for allegedly carrying out “anti-government propaganda” and for inciting the masses, reported Dharamsala-based Tibetan centre for human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) Feb 2. […]

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Tibetans being forced to wear contraband fur dresses

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TibetanReview.net, Feb 4, 2008 Wildlife activists and experts in India are alarmed that local officials in Chinese Ruled Tibet have been compelling Tibetans to trim their traditional festival clothing with international banned furs of wild lives such as tiger and otter just to ensure that they could thereby be shown […]

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