(TibetanReview.net, Aug18, 2016) – Tibetans in a township near a famed Buddhist learning centre presently undergoing massive demolition by the Chinese government have been evicted from their land to make way for a tourist complex, reported the Tibetan Service of Radio Free Asia (Washington) Aug 16. The report added that the Tibetans have been paid only a token compensation with those refusing to leave being forced out.
Nubsur, the township in question, is located about 20 miles from the Serta (Chinese: Seda) County seat in the Tibetan prefecture of Kardze (Ganzi or Garze), Sichuan Province. It is located just half a mile from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy where a massive demolition is being carried out under orders from Beijing to trim down the sprawling complex and reduce its student population of monks and nuns by about half to a maximum of 5,000.
The report cited a local source as saying it was being rumoured that all the hotels and restaurants to be built at the new-look Nubsur will have only Chinese owners, with Tibetans being totally excluded from availing the benefits from the confiscation of their land.