In an interview with Himal Southasian, University of British Columbia historian Tsering Shakya...
by Cindy | Dec 16, 2015
At The Washington Post, Emily Rauhala reports on government efforts to intensify state-led...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 10, 2013
An article by a Central Party School scholar and reports of experimental concessions in some Tibetan areas have recently given rise to hopes that China might adopt a softer line towards the Dalai Lama. But after police allegedly...
by Sophie Beach | May 10, 2013
The Chinese government’s development of Tibet in recent years is resulting in the destruction of many historically and culturally significant areas, especially in Lhasa. A recent post by Tibetan writer Woeser looks at the...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 30, 2013
Rescue efforts by thousands of soldiers, armed police and firefighters turned up a single body on Saturday [see update below], over a day and a half after two million cubic meters of mud and rock buried 83 miners near Lhasa....
by Sophie Beach | Mar 7, 2011
The governor of Tibet has spoken out against the Dalai Lama’s remarks that he may not be reincarnated upon his death, and says that he must respect Buddhist religious traditions, with the approval of the Communist Party....
by Samuel Wade | Dec 15, 2010
Xinhua reports from Tibet on the completion of a tunnel to the last remaining county still to be linked to the national highway system: Teams from the two ends of the tunnel, part of a planned highway that will link Metok to the...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 26, 2010
The controversial railway into Tibet is going to be expanded to Tibet’s second largest city, Shigatse (Xigaze), Xinhua reports: The Lhasa-Xigaze railway, with a budget of 13.3 billion yuan (1.95 billion U.S. dollars), is...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 24, 2010
The New York Times reports from Tibet on the impact the surge of Han Chinese migrants is having on the region: …If the influx of money and people has brought new prosperity, it has also deepened the resentment among many...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 29, 2010
The Washington Post reports: China’s economic boom had largely left the west behind. Spreading the wealth was as important politically as economically — it was a way of increasing domestic stability and cementing the...
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