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  1. Tibet's old mysteries lure a new generation of pilgrims

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... A region once treated with suspicion today draws many mainlanders to explore its mysticism, writes Paul Mooney Tibet fever, which started spreading throughout the west more than a decade ago, is finally catching on across the mainland, where people are em ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559423/tibets-old-mysteries-lure-new-generation-pilgrims
  2. 300b yuan bid to boost water flow from west

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Critics question environmental cost and feasibility of diversion plan's third route The mainland plans to spend at least 300 billion yuan to divert water from the world's highest plateau to the country's north despit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558862/300b-yuan-bid-boost-water-flow-west
  3. More visitors, less time at Potala Palace

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Move to handle surge in tourists due to rail link Time limits will be placed on visits to Lhasa's Potala Palace to help the UN World Heritage site cope with a rising tide of tourists expected to travel to the region on the new Qinghai-Tibet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556386/more-visitors-less-time-potala-palace
  4. Train to Tibet saves the best views for last

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao, on the first Beijing-Lhasa service as it headed off on its last leg from Golmud, describes the challenge of hauling passengers thousands of metres above sea level The last leg of the first Beijing-Lhasa express train journey started before d ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555366/train-tibet-saves-best-views-last
  5. Train to Tibet saves the best views for last

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao, on the first Beijing-Lhasa service as it headed off on its last leg from Golmud, describes the challenge of hauling passengers thousands of metres above sea level The last leg of the first Beijing-Lhasa express train journey started before d ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555369/train-tibet-saves-best-views-last
  6. The line to Lhasa

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Photo essay: Train to Tibet The first regular passenger service bound for Lhasa will pull out of Xining station on a 2,000km journey along the world's highest rail line tonight. The line from Qinghai to the heart of Tibet took decades to complete and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554979/line-lhasa
  7. On track after years of toil

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... November 1954 Sichuan-Tibet and Qinghai-Tibet highways open to traffic May 1956 First runway for military aircraft built near Lhasa Since 1956 Ministry of Railways starts full-scale planning for 2,000km line between Lanzhou and Lhasa September 1958 Work o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554682/track-after-years-toil
  8. Burnings cast pall on Tibetan New Year

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The Tibetan New Year, or Losar, began in sombre fashion around the world yesterday amid mourning for more than 20 Tibetans who had set themselves on fire. A teacher from the Tibetan ethnic minority living in Sichuan province's Aba Tibeta ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993431/burnings-cast-pall-tibetan-new-year
  9. Tibetan survives fiery protest

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com A former Buddhist monk set himself on fire in Tibet on Thursday but has survived, the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet group said. His protest came shortly after the mainland's top police chief visited a pr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986620/tibetan-survives-fiery-protest
  10. Self-immolations by monks blamed on hardline rule

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com An exiled leader of a Tibetan monastery hit by a spate of self-immolations has blamed repressive Chinese rule for the protests, but stressed he had no authority to stop them. Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche, chief abbot of the Kirti Monas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985170/self-immolations-monks-blamed-hardline-rule

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