Five killed in Qinghai earthquake

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(, Nov 13) – Five factory workers were killed when a building collapsed during the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Da Qaidam area of Qinghai Province on Nov 10, reported the AFP Nov 11, citing China’s state media. The five died in the provincial capital of Xining, 615 km from […]

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Strong earthquake hits Qinghai, no casualties yet

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(, Nov 12) — An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the sparsely populated, mineral-rich Da Qaidam district in Haixi Prefecture of Qinghai Province at 9:22 am on Nov 10, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Nov 10. No casualties were reported, although several ramshackle huts were toppled, […]

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Tibet repression belies Dalai Lama return hopes by Pema Thinley

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(, Nov 9) — Queensland Liberal backbencher Michael Johnson of Australia has concluded a Nov 2-5 visit to Tibet by asking China to consider allowing the Dalai Lama to visit his homeland. “As a friend of China, I would say that some kind of reconciliation must take place between Beijing […]

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14 jailed by Lhasa county courts for Mar’08 protests

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(, Nov 9) — Fourteen Tibetans were sentenced to jail terms ranging from two and half to 15 years by three county courts of Lhasa City for alleged involvement in protests in Mar 2008, reported Dharamsala-based Tibetan centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) citing apparently a Chinese language report […]

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Five Tibetans jailed for up to 9 years for role in uprising protests

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(Tibetan, Nov 8, Delhi) — Five Tibetans have been sentenced to jail terms from 3 to 9 year by the Intermediate People’s Court of Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) prefecture, Sichuan Province, from Oct 28 to 30, reported Dharamsala-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) Nov 6. They were […]

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Seven Tibetans in Ngaba County and one in Lhasa jailed for up to 14 years

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(Tibetan, Nov 8, Delhi) — Eight Tibetans in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) County in Sichuan Province and one in Lhundup County of Lhasa City were sentenced to up to 14 years in jail for giving out news by phone or email or for otherwise having taken part in protest actions, […]

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55 Tibetans sentenced so far for Mar 14 Lhasa unrest

1:13 pm0 comments, November 07, 2008 In one of its rare sporadic comments about arrests and trials of Tibetans, China said Nov 4 that it had so far sentenced 55 Tibetans for their involvement in the Mar 14 unrest in Lhasa. Baema Cewang, vice chairman of the regional government, made the remarks […]

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At least nine monks jailed as terrorists for harmless explosion

1:12 pm0 comments October 3 At least four mostly teenage monks were sentenced on Sep 23 to jail terms of four to nine years in connection with a largely harmless series of small bomb blasts in Markham (Chinese: Mangkang) county of Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, during the Mar’08 Tibetan uprising, reported […]

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Prisoners of Beijing Olympics

1:11 pm0 comments, August 20, 2008 Monasteries across the Tibetan Plateau have remained under tight Chinese public security surveillance and controls as a check against disturbances arising during the Olympic Games. Kumbum Monastery in Qinghai Province, although equally affected, was not reported as a scene of major demonstrations during the recent uprising […]

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Though losing money, Qinghai-Tibet railway gaining in strategic importance

1:09 pm0 comments, August 20, 2008 The politically strategised Qinghai-Tibet (Chinese: Qingzang) Railway project was never meant to be a commercial success and it hasn’t been, reported Reuters Aug 16, citing railway officials. However, China is still touting the railway’s economic and social benefits, being obviously reticent about its more important political […]

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