Tibet fear prompts China to bar foreigners from Mt Everest

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 (Webbed Mar 13, updated Mar 14) Citing “crowded routes, environmental pressure and “potential safety problems”, China announced on Mar 10 that both Mt Everest and Cho Oyu were closed for foreigners until May 10 or possibly Jul 2008, with only Chinese climbers being allowed, reported Mounteverest (NY) […]

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Tibet’s rulers ridicule exiles’ independence stance

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 Tibet’s Chinese boss Mr Zhang Qingli and his Tibetan deputy Mr Qiangba Puncog (Jampa Phuntsok) severely denounced the exile Tibetans’ clamour for independence, giving no quarters to those who only seek meaningful autonomy under Chinese rule. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the First Session […]

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Nepal seeks second border entry point with Tibet

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 Nepal and China further cemented their ever closer relations with the inauguration on Feb 26 of Ajako Tibet (Today’s Tibet) in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. Zheng Xianglin, China’s Ambassador to Nepal, said that the publication of the magazine would work as yet another bridge and platform to strengthen […]

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BBC’s ‘Year in Tibet’ criticized for ignoring Panchen’s abduction

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 The reality of life today for Tibetans living under Chinese rule is being depicted in a year-round documentary coverage of a monastery in the small southern Tibetan town of Gyantse. The documentary was shot by Seven Stones Media under a commission from the BBC FOUR and is […]

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Beijing-Lhasa luxury train service to debut on Sep 1

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 The most luxurious train in the world, with five-star interiors, will begin plying between Beijing and Lhasa on Sep 1, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Mar 10. “Such a train can only seat 96 passengers. The fare would be about 20 times the normal price (of […]

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China promises bright Olympics flame atop Mt Everest

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 Scientists in Beijing had finished tests to ensure that the Olympic torch could stay alight in the tough, oxygen-sparse conditions that leave even experienced climbers struggling atop Mt Everest, reported Reuters Feb 27. “We are fully confident that the Olympic Games torch can certainly be alight on […]

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Protests in other parts of TAR

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 While troops and military vehicles, including tanks, rolled into Lhasa on Mar 14, there were at least three protests in rural areas of Lhasa city: one at Gaden Chokor Monastery in Phenpo Lhundrup (Chinese: Lingzhi) County of Lhasa City and another, small one in Shigatse, the TAR’s […]

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Protests in Lhasa and its neighbouring areas

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 Peaceful demonstrations by monks It all began on Mar 10, the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, when up to 600 monks of Drepung monastery in the outskirts of Lhasa tried to march to Bharkor in the centre of the city. They wanted to demonstrate […]

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Uprising sweeps Tibet on 49th revolt anniversary Information updated on the basis of reports available till March 27.

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 After 57 years of Chinese “liberation”, 49 years since the suppression of a national uprising, and 19 years after the brutal suppression of an upsurge of demonstrations, followed by imposition of marital law in capital Lhasa, Tibet erupted once again on Mar 10, 2008 in what can […]

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Protests in other Tibetan areas

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www.TibetanReview.net, Mar 31’08 Massive protests also took place in traditional Tibetan provinces of Amdo and Kham that after China’s annexation of Tibet became Qinghai and parts of Chinese Gansu and Sichuan provinces. They continued even after massive troop deployments and monastery lockdowns around Mar 14 and sealing off of county […]

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