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China reopens Tibet’s Jokhang Temple as peak tourism season arrives

July 3, 2020 11:21 pm0 comments
China reopens Tibet’s Jokhang Temple as peak tourism season arrives

(TibetanReview.net, Jul03’20) – The Jokhang Temple, considered the most sacred in Tibet, appears to have become more important as a tourist attraction than as a place of worship under Chinese rule. China said the temple, located in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, was reopened to the public on Jul 2 after being […]

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China reopens Tibet’s Potala palace for tourists

June 4, 2020 1:53 am0 comments
China reopens Tibet’s Potala palace for tourists

(TibetanReview.net, Jun03’20) – China said June 2 it was reopening the Potala, the historical winter residence of the Dalai Lamas, from Jun 3, with the visitors being required to book their tickets online a day in advance. China closed down the Potala from Jan 27 after the outbreak of the […]

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China reopening all temples in Lhasa as peak tourism season underway

May 21, 2020 5:47 am0 comments
China reopening all temples in Lhasa as peak tourism season underway

(TibetanReview.net, May20’20) – As the peak tourism season (May-Oct) in Tibet gets underway, China is gradually reopening all temples in towns and city proper except the Jokhang Temple of Tibet’s capital Lhasa starting May 20. After the reopening, all local temples will not hold clustered religious activities attended by Buddhist […]

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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 reports major progress in 2021 completion of Lhasa-Nyingchi railway, Tibet

April 9, 2020 2:29 am0 comments
China reports major progress in 2021 completion of Lhasa-Nyingchi railway, Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr08’20) – China said Apr 7 it had achieved a major progress in the building of the Lhasa-Nyingchi railway within Tibet Autonomous Region with the completion of the building of all 47 tunnels under the project. The project is part of the mammoth Sichuan-Tibet Railway which is expected to […]

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Wuhan virus cited to ban large-scale Tibetan New Year gatherings in capital Lhasa

February 11, 2020 2:56 am0 comments
Wuhan virus cited to ban large-scale Tibetan New Year gatherings in capital Lhasa

(TibetanReview.net, Feb10’20) – Although Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has only one confirmed Wuhan coronavirus infection, which was reported on Jan 29, with no report on any new suspected case, China has cancelled large-scale activities on Tibetan New Year celebrations, which begin on Feb 24, in capital Lhasa. The ban was […]

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China imposes temple ban on large section of Lhasa Tibetans on important religious festival

December 23, 2019 12:42 am0 comments
China imposes temple ban on large section of Lhasa Tibetans on important religious festival

(TibetanReview.net, Dec21’19) – Apart from party members, who are expected to profess atheism, China has banned students, school officials, and government employees from taking part in religious festivities marking the 600th death anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug School, Tibet’s dominant Buddhist religious tradition. The anniversary, known […]

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China announces major incentives to promote winter tourism in Tibet

October 17, 2019 10:38 am0 comments
China announces major incentives to promote winter tourism in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Oct16’19) – In order to maintain its economic growth and development story, China is to ensure continued flow of tourists to Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) by offering free visits to top sites and minimum 50 percent discounts on airfares and hotel accommodations and the like during the lean five-month […]

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China is converting Tibetan plateau into one big Buddhism theme park

July 12, 2019 8:45 am0 comments
China is converting Tibetan plateau into one big Buddhism theme park

(TibetanReview.net, Jul11’19) – Ten years ago, Tibet’s capital Lhasa was a city of 100,000 Chinese, 50,000 Tibetans and 20,000 sex workers. Now, the population and infrastructure in the city has grown by 500 per cent, reported tribuneindia.com Jul 10, citing two Australian documentary filmmakers after their recent trip to Tibet. […]

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Temperature in Tibet reported to be highest since 1981 start of recordkeeping

June 28, 2019 12:29 am0 comments
Temperature in Tibet reported to be highest since 1981 start of recordkeeping

(TibetanReview.net, Jun27’19) – In the backdrop of continuing increase since data began to be collected in 1981, temperature in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, as well as in some other places, was the highest thus far on Jun 24, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Jun 25. The reading in Lhasa on […]

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