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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China hardening Tibet crackdown ahead of Olympics

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 30, 2008 In the aftermath of the presentation of the US Congressional Gold Medal on the Dalai Lama on Oct 17, 2007 and in the run up to Beijing Olympics 2008, China has imposed stringent new restrictions on Tibetan Buddhism and culture even as it has trained over […]

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Bird flu back in Tibet with vengeance

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 30, 2008 An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, was reported to have hit Jiedexiu Town in Gongga County, about 50 km (31 miles) south of Tibet’s capital Lhasa. The outbreak occurred on Jan 25 and was confirmed on Jan 29, reported […]

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China alleged to employ deception to disparage Dalai Lama

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 China may not have won hearts and minds in Tibet for their policies there, especially when it comes to the issued of religious freedom and faith in the Dalai Lama. But they have become adept at publicising the impression that all Tibetans fully support China and […]

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New Shugden image reigns as ancient statues stolen from monastery

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TibetanReview.net,Jan 23,2008 Twelve statues of Buddhist deities have gone missing while an image of the controversial Dorje Shugden spirit has been prominently installed as a result of Chinese government interference at the ancient Pashoe Naira monastery in Pashoe (Chinese: Basu) County of Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous region, said a Radio […]

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Donated Qinghai jade discs to don Beijing Olympic medals

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 China is to use jade from the mining city of Ge’ermu (also written as Golmud, Tibetan: Nagormo) in the Kunlun mountains in Qinghai Province to make the over 3,000 gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded at the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing, reported its […]

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Four earthquakes hit two remote areas of Tibet

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TibetanReview.net, Jan 23, 2008 Three earthquakes hit a sparsely populated area in Gerze County of Ngari Prefecture in remote western Tibet on Jan 9, 16 and 23, with no casualties or damages reported, while a moderate earthquake jolted Motuo (Metog) County of Linzhi (Nyingtri) prefecture on Jan 18, reported the […]

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