‘Celebrating’ village becomes butt of jokes

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 26, 2009) — The 150 households of Jinglong, perched on a hilltop high above the monastery town of Tongren (Tibetaa: Rebkong), are now the butts of local jokes, reported Washington Times Feb 25. After singing, dancing and drinking in front of state television cameras for a recorded performance […]

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Tibetan areas in Sichuan and Gansu to be rail linked

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 26, 2009) — China is to built by 2014 a new 731-km Chengdu-Lanzhou railway which will link Sichuan and Gansu provinces and pass through the Tibetan areas of Jiuzhaigou in northwest Sichuan and the Gannan (Tibetan: Kanlho) Tibetan autonomous prefecture in southern Gansu, reported the official China Daily […]

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3 wounded, 17 held in Tibetan clash with police in Nagchu

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 23, 2009) — A fight between a Tibetan lorry driver and a Chinese taxi driver in Nagchu town of northern Tibet in the morning of Feb 21 swiftly grew into a street brawl involving hundreds of Tibetans, reported Times Online (UK) Feb 21. It said the Tibetans shouted […]

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Troop invasions mark new clampdown across Tibetan Plateau

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 21, 2009) — The Chinese government has banned foreigners from travelling to most of the Tibetan regions across the Tibetan Plateau and followed it up with massive deployment of troops ahead of two sensitive events: Losar, or the Tibetan New Year, on Feb 25 for which there is […]

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Forest fire engulfs drought stricken Zayul

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 21, 2009) — Fire was raging in a mountain forest at an Tibet-India border region in Zayul County of Nyingtri Prefecture, with about 320 police, soldiers, government officials and local residents struggling to put it out, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Feb 20. No casualties have been […]

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Full deployment urged to crush ‘separatist’ forces

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 20) — Clearly jittery about the upcoming Tibetan New Year for which there was a boycott campaign to mourn for those killed by Chinese troops in the crackdown on the 2008 uprising and especially the Mar 10 anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising, China has not only closed […]

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Monks and nuns ordered to be patriotic as uprising anniversary nears

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 20) — Ahead of the first anniversary of the Mar 14 Tibetan protests in Lhasa, the local Chinese government of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) revised the constitution of the Tibet Branch of the Buddhist Association of China (TBBAC), ordering monks and nuns to shun the Dalai Lama and […]

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China honours patriotic lamas, monasteries

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 20) — The local Chinese government of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) honoured 12 monasteries and 36 ‘lamas’ on Feb 18 as China patriots. Among those honoured at the commendatory meeting sponsored by TAR Ethnic and Religious Affairs Commission, held in Lhasa, were Tashilhunpo Monastery and Qambaling Monastery, reported […]

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Four more jailed in Karze, including two nuns to 9-10 years

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 20) — Two nuns of Pangri Na Nunnery in Kardze County of Sichuan Province were sentenced to 9-10 year prison terms for taking part in a peaceful demonstration on May 14, 2008 while two young men were jailed for three years each for taking part in a peaceful […]

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Tibetan ‘Buddhist circles’ ordered to be patriotic ahead of uprising anniversary

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(TibetanReview.net, Feb 18) – Ahead of the first anniversary of the Mar 14 Tibetan protests in Lhasa, Losang Gyaltsen, head of the Tibet Regional Committee of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) called on the Buddhist circles in the region to firmly safeguard national […]

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