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Checkpoint on the Road to Lhasa

In the New Statesman, Tibetan dissident Tsering Woeser writes about the tightening government control over Tibet as a result of recent protests: Early one summer morning in August, travelling from Golmud to Lhasa on the...

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Looking At Tibet’s ‘Simple Monk’

Today marks the 14th Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday.  The Shanghai Daily interviews Gonpo Tashi, nephew to the Dalai Lama, for an inside look at the history of the Tibetan spiritual leader. The 14th Dalai Lama turns 76 on July...

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Chinese Engineers Eye Tibetan Rivers

Recent droughts along the Yangtze have highlighted the long-term uncertainties surrounding projects like the South-North Water Diversion, as the supposedly plentiful waters of the South failed even without the additional burden...

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A Focus of Tibetan Ire: Mining

The Washington Post reports on another source of tension between Tibetans and the Han Chinese who are doing business in Tibet: The Chinese government is on high alert this week, bracing for the possibility of protests as...

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