China jails Tibetan octogenarian whose whereabouts is unknown

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(, Nov 20) — Paljor Norbu, an 81-year-old man, was detained by the Chinese People’s Armed Police on Oct 31 in Lhasa, reported the International Campaign for Tibet, Washington, DC, Nov 17. The owner of a family printing business in the Bharkor, which has printed and published Buddhist texts for […]

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18 dead, 29 injured in Nagchu traffic accident

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(, Nov 19) — Eighteen people were killed and another 29 injured, including 17 seriously, when a bus carrying 47 people onboard ran off the road and plunged into a valley on its way from Pachen county to its prefectural capital Nagqu Town at around 8:50 am on Nov 14, […]

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Xietongmen mine awaiting final clearance from Beijing

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(, Nov 14) — Continental Minerals is awaiting final approval from Beijing – having submitted final paperwork, including a reclamation plan – to begin mining copper and gold from Xietongmen mine near Tibet’s capital Lhasa, reported Reuters Nov 12. The company will use the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to ship ores to […]

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Lhasa airport begins night service

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(, Nov 14) — The Lhasa Gonggar Airport, located in Gongkar county of Lhokha (Chinese: Shannan) Prefecture, became the latest regional airport in the PRC on Nov 12 to have night flight service, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Nov 12. It said an Airbus A319 belonging to Air China […]

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863 stranded in Golog Qinghai snow disaster

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(, Nov 13) – A total of 863 herdsmen belonging to 289 households were stranded in Matoi (Chinese: Maduo) County of Golog Prefecture, Qinghai Province due to incessant snowfall from Oct 27 to Nov 5, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Nov 11. The worst hit were reported to be […]

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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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