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  1. News - China

    Briefs, December 22, 2012

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by XINHUA. AFP

    ... in business class, the Shanghai Evening News reported. The British airline confirmed her dismissal but did not give a reason. Alice Yan   Government allocates funds for Lhasa facelift Lhasa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1110189/briefs-december-22-2012
  2. Lifestyle - Travel

    To Tibet by train- for US$10,000 a ticket

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 07:00pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing is to launch a luxury train service to Lhasa this year, with ticket prices as high as US$10,000, a tourism official in Tibet says. Liao Lisheng, director of policies ... tickets, he said. The bureau will lay out more detailed plans this month. The regular Beijing-Lhasa train journey, which was rolled out in 2006, takes 44 hours and ticket prices go up to 1,262 yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/2804/tibet-train-us10000-ticket
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Stop "modernising" Lhasa, pleads Tibetan writer

    Posted May 08th 2013, 11:25am by Amy Li

    ... When Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser protested online this week against a commercial development in her hometown of  Lhasa, thousands supported her by reposting her message and sharing ... the scale and the nature of commercial developments going on in the ancient part of the Tibetan capital. “Lhasa is being destroyed by excessive commercial development,” she wrote in the headline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1232846/stop-modernising-lhasa-pleads-tibetan-writer
  4. Comment - Blogs

    Tibetan new year photos from Lhasa

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 11:14am by John Kennedy

    ... With February 11 the first day of Losar , the Tibetan new year festival, Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser has posted on Twitter a short set of photos taken yesterday in Lhasa, followed by: ... fear". 拉萨藏历新年景象(1):大昭寺前的红灯笼与军警 twitter.com/degewa/status/… — 唯色Tsering Woeser (@degewa) 2013年2月12日 "Tibetan new year in Lhasa: Red lanterns and military police in Jokhang Temple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1148571/tibetan-new-year-photos-lhasa
  5. News - China - TIBET

    Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new westward spur may open next month

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:29pm by Anne Yi

    ... line from Lhasa to Shigatse may be open to traffic next month, with the completion of track tests on Tuesday, People’s Daily reported. The 253km Lhasa-Shigatse spur, which includes 13 stations ... crossing the area because of strong geothermal activities that produce the high such temperatures in China. Lhasa, the southern terminus of the 1,956km main line from Xining, Qinghai, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557536/qinghai-tibet-railways-new-westward-spur-may-open-next-month
  6. Lifestyle - Books - TIBET

    Book review: My Tibetan Childhood, by Naktsang Nulo

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by David Wilson

    ... pilgrimages to monasteries, including a 2,000-kilometre horseback trek his nomadic clan makes to and from Lhasa. One year on, his family retraces its steps in flight from advancing Chinese troops. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1623643/book-review-my-tibetan-childhood-naktsang-nulo
  7. Beijing's plan to safeguard Lhasa's heritage

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has approved a much anticipated urban development plan for Lhasa that includes protection of heritage sites and a limit on its downtown population. ... should pay more attention to preserving the unique culture and heritage of Lhasa in their drive to transform the ancient Himalayan capital into a 'prosperous, modern metropolis' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673642/beijings-plan-safeguard-lhasas-heritage
  8. Police tighten control of Lhasa monasteries before anniversary

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Lhasa Police in Lhasa have tightened control of two prominent monasteries in the city a week ahead of the sensitive anniversary marking the failed Tibetan uprising ... off from telecommunications services. Most of their young monks have been sent back to their hometowns. As the region braces itself for a sensitive March, Lhasa, the regional capital, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672129/police-tighten-control-lhasa-monasteries-anniversary
  9. India told it can open consulate in Lhasa

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in New Delhi Beijing has indicated its willingness to allow the reopening of an Indian consulate in Lhasa, Tibet, since it was shut down after a war between the two countries in 1962. 'India can set up a consulate in Lhasa any time it wants to. It now depends on India,' Ju Jianhua, the director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Tibet Autonomous Region told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691012/india-told-it-can-open-consulate-lhasa

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