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Up to 5,000 families in Tibetan county investigated for overseas filial ties, nearly 400 convicted

May 8, 2020 2:09 am0 comments
Up to 5,000 families in Tibetan county investigated for overseas filial ties, nearly 400 convicted

(TibetanReview.net, May07’20) – Up to 5,000 Tibetan families in the prefecture-level city in Tibet that is home to Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak, had been investigated by the Chinese authorities about their family ties in Nepal, India and other places, said London-based Tibet Campaign group Free Tibet May 6, […]

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China opens Tibet for tens of millions of Chinese tourists amid looming Covid-19 concerns

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China opens Tibet for tens of millions of Chinese tourists amid looming Covid-19 concerns

(TibetanReview.net, May07’20) – More than 55,500 mainland Chinese visited Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) during the five-day May Day holiday which began on May 1, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency May 7, citing the regional civil aviation department. The regional government had reopened natural scenic areas in many places across […]

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Prison abuses blamed for Tibetan monk’s untimely death

May 7, 2020 12:22 am0 comments
Prison abuses blamed for Tibetan monk’s untimely death

(TibetanReview.net, May06’20) – Two Tibetan monks, both former political prisoners in different parts of Chinese ruled Tibet, had died in the second half of last month, with at least one of the deaths attributed to illness resulting from torture his police detention. Gendun Sherab, a monk at the Rongpo Rabten […]

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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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Draft motion in Scottish Parliament urges UK to act on China’s 25-year abduction of top Tibetan religious figure

May 3, 2020 12:17 pm0 comments
Draft motion in Scottish Parliament urges UK to act on China’s 25-year abduction of top Tibetan religious figure

(TibetanReview.net, May02’20) – A draft motion was tabled in the Scottish Parliament on Apr 23, seeking information on China’s disappearance 25 years ago of Tibet’s second most prominent religious figure, the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, and seeking his release. A separate letter asks UK’s Foreign Secretary to raise […]

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

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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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Belgium stands with Tibetans on free Panchen Lama call

April 29, 2020 2:33 am0 comments
Belgium stands with Tibetans on free Panchen Lama call

(TibetanReview.net, Apr28’20) – Responding to a question raised in parliament, Belgium’s Foreign Minister Mr Philippe Goffin has on Apr 25 expressed shared concern over the human rights situation in Chinese ruled Tibet and on the enforced disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the Dalai Lama-recognized 11th Panchen Lama, for 25 years. […]

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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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