-1.7 C
New York
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Non-Chinese foreigners ordered to leave Tibet by Feb 25

Lhasa

(TibetanReview.net, Feb04’16) – Ahead of anniversaries marking the Mar 10 uprising of 1959 and the Mar-Apr 2008 uprising protests, China is reported to have ordered out all non-Chinese foreigners from Tibet Autonomous Region by Feb 25. This is an annual exercise and China never announces it officially but only notifies travel agents and local authorities about its move.

It is not surprising therefore that information about it comes from a posting on the website of the travel app TripAdvisor rather than any of China’s official news services.

The region is expected to be reopened on Apr 1 if no major disturbance takes place during the closing down period.

Western tourists have been the main source of information during past major protests in Tibet since Sep 1987.

Even during normal times, non-Chinese foreign tourists have to obtain a special permit in addition to their China visa for visiting Tibet. In addition, China requires such tourists to travel in tour groups in order to be able to control them better. This also enables Beijing to prevent known journalists, human rights activists and other people disapproved or blacklisted by it from visiting the region.

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Related Articles

China criticizes India for honouring its Galwan Valley clash martyrs

(TibetanReview.net, Jan27’21) – China has on Jan 26 criticized India for presenting gallantry awards to its soldiers who had died while fighting...

WHO says vaccine coverage unlikely to reach sufficient level to stop Covid-19 spread in near future

(TibetanReview.net, Jan27’21) – The number of people confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus and whose outbreak in the city...

UN questions Nepal on plight of Tibetan refugees in review of its rights record

(TibetanReview.net, Jan26’21) – Nepal has claimed to protect from refoulment and “treat well” the around 20,000 Tibetan refugees living in the country...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

6,132FansLike
630FollowersFollow
7,039FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

China criticizes India for honouring its Galwan Valley clash martyrs

(TibetanReview.net, Jan27’21) – China has on Jan 26 criticized India for presenting gallantry awards to its soldiers who had died while fighting...

WHO says vaccine coverage unlikely to reach sufficient level to stop Covid-19 spread in near future

(TibetanReview.net, Jan27’21) – The number of people confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus and whose outbreak in the city...

UN questions Nepal on plight of Tibetan refugees in review of its rights record

(TibetanReview.net, Jan26’21) – Nepal has claimed to protect from refoulment and “treat well” the around 20,000 Tibetan refugees living in the country...

Tibetan among Ladakh border operations valour honorees

(TibetanReview.net, Jan26’21) – In an open acknowledgement of the previously secretive Special Frontier Force (SFF), which is made up mostly of Tibetans...

India makes ban on 59 Chinese apps permanent, China calls it revenge move

(TibetanReview.net, Jan26’21) – In an apparent reflection of the state of Sino-Indian relations arising from the eight-month-old ongoing border standoff, India has...
Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •