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China punishes, shuts down chat groups in a Tibetan county for discussing Covid-19 infections

March 6, 2020 11:43 pm0 comments
China punishes, shuts down chat groups in a Tibetan county for discussing Covid-19 infections

(TibetanReview.net, Mar06’20) – Chinese authorities in a Tibetan county in what is now called Qinghai Province have shut down more than 75 chat groups on the popular social media platform WeChat on allegation that they were disrupting social order by spreading allegedly false information on the spread of China’s coronavirus, […]

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Rights group condemns China for denying mother-tongue education to Tibetan Children

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Rights group condemns China for denying mother-tongue education to Tibetan Children

(TibetanReview.net, Mar05’20) – New York-based international human rights organization Human Rights Watch has on Mar 5 accused China of implementing a policy to accelerate the demise of Tibetan-medium instruction in primary schools in Tibetan areas in the name of providing “bilingual education”. The policy, carried out over the past decade […]

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Report: China-ruled Tibet second least free in the world

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Report: China-ruled Tibet second least free in the world

(TibetanReview.net, Mar05’20) – China has earned just one point out of a possible 100 from the US monitoring group Freedom House in its latest annual Global Freedom Scores report released on Mar 4. The score meant that Tibet under Chinese rule was the second-least-free country in the world in 2019, […]

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Tibet Autonomous Region delays reopening schools after winter break due to Covid-19 fears

March 5, 2020 5:17 am0 comments
Tibet Autonomous Region delays reopening schools after winter break due to Covid-19 fears

(TibetanReview.net, Mar04’20) – Although China has declared Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to be free of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, it still considers the region to be prone to the infection’s spread and has postponed the opening of its schools for the spring semester. Like in China, some students stuck […]

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Charter flights bring workers from China to Tibet amid coronavirus fears

March 4, 2020 5:21 am0 comments
Charter flights bring workers from China to Tibet amid coronavirus fears

(TibetanReview.net, Mar03’20) – With normal transport services being somewhat disrupted due to the Covid-19 epidemic, authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have been organizing charter flights to bring in Chinese workers to major construction project sites, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Mar 2. Although TAR has reported one confirmed […]

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On Writing the Tibetan Diaspora

March 3, 2020 8:30 am0 comments
On Writing the Tibetan Diaspora

Debutant novelist Tsering Namgyal Khortsa* reflects on the challenges, joy, and lessons learnt in taking up fiction-writing as a Tibetan exile. (TibetanReview.net, Mar02’20) – Last November I did something rather bold. I published a novel in English titled The Tibetan Suitcase, which is the first book-length work of fiction published […]

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Tibet propaganda exhibit by China closed in New York after protests

February 26, 2020 7:59 am0 comments
Tibet propaganda exhibit by China closed in New York after protests

(TibetanReview.net, Feb24’20) – Following protests by various Tibet groups, with support from a US lawmaker, the Queens Public Library in New York City announced Feb 21 that it was no longer displaying a controversial Chinese government sponsored exhibition about what was stated to be the life and customs of Tibet […]

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China using Tibetan medicine to fight Covid-19 epidemic

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China using Tibetan medicine to fight Covid-19 epidemic

(TibetanReview.net, Feb24’20) – In a continued use in China of Tibetan medicine to fight the Covid-19 epidemic, the Beijing Hospital of Tibetan Medicine has prepared almost 10,000 bags of “Nine-flavor epidemic prevention powder” and is distributing them to those in need, reported China’s official globaltimes.cn Feb 25. The report cited […]

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Qinghai becomes the second PRC province after TAR to be free of Covid-19 cases

February 22, 2020 2:42 am0 comments
Qinghai becomes the second PRC province after TAR to be free of Covid-19 cases

(TibetanReview.net, Feb21’20) – Qinghai has become the second provincial region in the People’s Republic of China after Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to become free of the Covid-19 infections, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Feb 21. It followed the discharge on Feb 21 of the last two patients in the […]

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Citing Covid-19 fears, China has banned Tibetan New Year gatherings but resumed work on major projects

February 21, 2020 1:54 am0 comments
Citing Covid-19 fears, China has banned Tibetan New Year gatherings but resumed work on major projects

(TibetanReview.net, Feb20’20) – Although Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has been officially reported to be the only provincial-level region of the People’s Republic of China free of the Covid-19 infection, the authorities have imposed tight restrictions on festive gatherings, including even among families and relatives, during the Tibetan New Year celebrations […]

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