Beijing-appointed Panchen urges early China-Taiwan reunification

May 9, 2014 6:27 am1 comment, Jan 23 China said 17-year-old Gyaincain Norbu, chosen by it in 1995 as its 11th Panchen Lama over the Dalai Lama recognized Gedun Choekyi Niyma, visited Fuzhou, Putian, Quanzhou and Xiamen cities in Fujian province from Dec 19 to 26. He visited a number of museums commemorating Chinese patriotic […]

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Resumed Kathmandu-Lhasa bus begins service sans passengers

6:26 am0 comments, Jan 23, 2008 The viability of the Lhasa-Kathmandu bus service has again been brought into serious question with Nepal’s state-owned Saajha Yatayat dispatching its first bus to Lhasa on Jan 1 under a service resumption agreement without any passenger on board. Although many Nepali and foreign tourists had bought […]

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China releases world’s first Tibetan-language office software

May 5, 2014 6:07 pm0 comments, Jan 23, 2008 China said it had released the world’s first Tibetan-language office software. “Neo-shine Tibet Office 3.0”, jointly developed by China Standard Software Corporation (CSCC) and Tibet University, will push the development of Tibet’s information industry, China’s official Xinhua news agency Jan 10 cited Chen Ying, an official […]

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Tibetan school teachers protest against hiring and pay discrimination

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(, May04, 2014) – More than 160 contract or “substitute” school teachers, most of them Tibetans, in Rebgong (Tongren) County have staged a protest on Apr 30 in front of the Malho (Huangnan) Prefectural government offices in Qinghai Province, demanding better pay and other benefits, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) […]

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China drills 7-km deep borehole in Tibet in bid for oil and gas

April 20, 2014 2:01 pm0 comments

(, Apr08, 2014) Having found it to contain “enormous oil and natural gas potential”, China has now punched a seven-kilometre borehole into the Tibetan Plateau in a bid to extract these globally scarce resources, reported Apr 7. But, like in the case of all other efforts at the exploration […]

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China detains Tibetan youth from lone street protest

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(, Apr11, 2014) – A Tibetan youth was held by Chinese police in Manikengo Town of Sichuan Province’s Dege County around midday on Apr 8 after he took out a lone protest march along a highway, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) and other sources Apr 9. He threw up paper […]

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