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  1. News - China

    Briefs, December 22, 2012

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

    ... the food served 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 is to spend 1.23 billion yuan (HK$1.5 billion) to protect the Tibetan capital's old quarter. The municipal government said the facelift would be completed by July. It said ...

    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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Lhasa could showcase preservation over profit

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some of the sites in China granted this status have been among those considered for delisting because of lack of progress in conservation. One of them is the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Beijing ... preservation and profit. Critics claim that the character of historic downtown Lhasa has not been protected from development associated with tourism and immigration. Unesco long ago expressed concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673768/lhasa-could-showcase-preservation-over-profit

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