Post Tagged with: "Lhasa"

Four million passengers at Lhasa airport so far this year

November 28, 2018 12:07 am0 comments
Four million passengers at Lhasa airport so far this year

(TibetanReview.net, Nov27, 2018) – The Gonggar Airport, which serves Tibet’s capital Lhasa, had received a record four million passengers so far this year, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Nov 26, citing the local aviation authorities. Before that, passenger volume at the largest airport in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) exceeded […]

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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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China has built bunkers to shelter fighter planes at Gonggar Airport, Lhasa

October 4, 2018 11:28 pm0 comments
China has built bunkers to shelter fighter planes at Gonggar Airport, Lhasa

(TibetanReview.net, Oct04, 2018) – China has built underground bomb-proof shelters to house fighter planes at the Gonggar airport of Tibet’s capital Lhasa in apparent preparation for possible conflict with India, which it considers realistic following the tense, drawn out Doklam standoff last year, according to a hindustantimes.com report Oct 3. […]

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China concludes Tibet expo with 90 billion yuan investment deals

September 14, 2018 12:27 am0 comments
China concludes Tibet expo with 90 billion yuan investment deals

(TibetanReview.net, Sep13, 2018) – China said Sep 11 that it concluded its Fourth China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo on Sep 11 in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, attracting nearly 90 billion yuan (US$ 13 billion) of investment. The five-day expo was held in Lhasa as well as the region’s second city […]

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Sixteen ‘tomb raiders’ arrested in a Lhasa district

August 24, 2018 8:57 am0 comments
Sixteen ‘tomb raiders’ arrested in a Lhasa district

(TibetanReview.net, Aug23, 2018) – China said Aug 21 that its police had apprehended 16 what it called tomb raiders in a district of Tibet’s capital Lhasa and recovered 53 cultural relics from them. These included Buddha statues and bronzeware, reported the official xinhuanet.com/English Aug 21, suggesting some relics had already […]

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China opens second visitor route in the Potala to accommodate surging tourist numbers

July 24, 2018 6:42 pm0 comments
China opens second visitor route in the Potala to accommodate surging tourist numbers

(TibetanReview.net, Jul24, 2018) – Though constructed centuries ago with timber and clay and therefore fragile, China has decided to open a new route for visitors within Tibet’s Potala Palace, a UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site, to let in an ever-surging number of tourists. “We usually receive about 2,000 tourists a day, […]

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Tibet among eight PRC regions compelled to vow to strengthen environmental protection

May 30, 2018 10:47 pm0 comments
Tibet among eight PRC regions compelled to vow to strengthen environmental protection

(TibetanReview.net, May30, 2018) – “We will never develop economy at the cost of the environment” has been the oft repeated high-profile rhetoric of top leaders in Chinese ruled Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) over the past many years. But according to a Reuters report May 29, the TAR was among a […]

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1.45 million visited the Potala in 2017

May 24, 2018 11:25 pm1 comment
1.45 million visited the Potala in 2017

(TibetanReview.net, May24, 2018) – China said May 23 that a total of 1.45 million tourists had visited the Potala, the historical winter residence of successive Dalai Lamas and the secretariat of the Tibetan government until 1959, during last year. The palace suffered structural damages during China’s bombardments in the 1959 […]

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China finds over 100 ancient tombs near Tibet’s capital Lhasa

May 20, 2018 12:17 am0 comments
China finds over 100 ancient tombs near Tibet’s capital Lhasa

(TibetanReview.net, May19, 2018) – China said May 17 that it had discovered more than 100 ancient tombs in a county in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, citing regional cultural protection institute. Norbu Tashi, a researcher at the institute, said archaeologists found the tombs late last year during the excavation of a graveyard […]

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Tibetan woman on pilgrimage to Lhasa held, disappeared by Chinese police

April 16, 2018 2:01 am0 comments
Tibetan woman on pilgrimage to Lhasa held, disappeared by Chinese police

(TibetanReview.net, Apr15, 2018) – A 60-year-old Tibetan woman has remained disappeared in Qinghai Province of Chinese ruled Tibet ever since police took her away for questioning while on a pilgrimage in the first week of this month, reported the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Apr 14. The unschooled woman with no […]

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