Post-Covid-19 China reopens tourist sites in Tibet for May Day holiday

May 4, 2020 11:57 am0 comments
Post-Covid-19 China reopens tourist sites in Tibet for May Day holiday

(TibetanReview.net, May03’20) – Amid continued absence of any Covid-19 infection report, China has gradually reopened natural scenic areas in many places across the Tibet Autonomous Region for the ongoing five-day May Day holiday, reported the official Xinhua news agency May 2. With a record to beat in terms of millions […]

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China’s new ‘ethic unity’ law condemned as move to erode Tibetan identity

May 3, 2020 3:24 am0 comments
China’s new ‘ethic unity’ law condemned as move to erode Tibetan identity

(TibetanReview.net, May02’20) – As China began to implement in occupied Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) on May 1 a new set of regulations on “ethnic unity”, Tibetan and rights groups have expressed concern that the region’s traditional and historical Tibetan identity, already weakened by decades of ethnic Chinese immigration, will be […]

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China carrying out seventh survey of Mt Everest to measure its Chinese height

May 2, 2020 1:43 am0 comments
China carrying out seventh survey of Mt Everest to measure its Chinese height

(TibetanReview.net, May01’20) – China has started a new – its seventh – round of measuring the height of the world’s highest peak which stands on the border between Nepal and Tibet on Apr 30, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency May 1. There is controversy over the exact elevation of […]

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China declares open Lhasa’s Barkor Street

April 30, 2020 12:32 am0 comments
China declares open Lhasa’s Barkor Street

(TibetanReview.net, Apr29’20) – After allowing the reopening of 214 religious places in the rural part of Tibet’s capital Lhasa on Mar 31, China has declared open on Apr 28 the city’s Barkhor Street, a scenic spot that encircles the Jokhang Temple. The authorities cited the absence of new confirmed or […]

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China checking Tibetan homes to ensure they display party leader portraits

April 26, 2020 4:06 am0 comments
China checking Tibetan homes to ensure they display party leader portraits

(TibetanReview.net, Apr25’20) – With its credibility and even legitimacy severely challenged by its failure to stop the Covid-19 global pandemic, the Chinese party-state is cracking down severely on critics at home and strengthening repression on others under its control in the name of national security and unity. In order to […]

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China to complete a Golmud-Korla extension of Qinghai-Tibet Railway by yearend

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China to complete a Golmud-Korla extension of Qinghai-Tibet Railway by yearend

(TibetanReview.net, Apr25’20) – China Said Apr 24 that it will build a new railway track to link Golmud City in Qinghai Province with Korla City in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) through a railroad switch at Golmud Station of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The switch was made on Apr 24, reported China’s official […]

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Ngaba nomads urge China to respect Tibetan-education right of their children

April 25, 2020 2:15 am0 comments
Ngaba nomads urge China to respect Tibetan-education right of their children

(TibetanReview.net, Apr24’20) – Although expected to be met only with disdain at best but vengeance if they persisted, Tibetan nomads in what is now part of China’s Sichuan Province have made clear their determination to defend their linguistic heritage: They have appealed to the Chinese government to drop a plan […]

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China’s 5G internet service reaches Mt Everest, to cover all TAR by yearend

April 24, 2020 4:49 am0 comments
China’s 5G internet service reaches Mt Everest, to cover all TAR by yearend

(TibetanReview.net, Apr23’20) – China says it has finished building three 5G base stations, including at locations above altitudes of 5,300 metres, in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and will complete the installation of two more base stations at an attitude of 6,500 metres by this weekend, reported China’s official chinadaily.com.cn Apr […]

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While closing two monasteries in anti-Covid-19 move, China reopens outdoor tourist sites in Lhokha

April 23, 2020 1:43 am0 comments
While closing two monasteries in anti-Covid-19 move, China reopens outdoor tourist sites in Lhokha

(TibetanReview.net, Apr22’20) – Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) recently announced the reopening of all outdoor tourist sites in Lhokha City as the novel coronavirus epidemic had waned, reported China’s official chinadaily.com.cn Apr 21 even as they had announced the closing of two Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the city […]

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China cites Covid-19 to close two monasteries in Tibet

April 19, 2020 3:09 am0 comments
China cites Covid-19 to close two monasteries in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr18’20) – China has on Apr 14 and 15 ordered two monasteries in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to close as a measure against the Covid-19 pandemic even though the region has been without any novel coronavirus case since Feb 12. What is more, it had even allowed the reopening […]

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