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  1. slice of life

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... in Lhasa. The report said the ruler of Tibet and others had arrived in India on March 31. Indian border authorities had left Tawang, in Assam, to meet him and foreign correspondents in India were ... minister for external affairs, Richard Casey, said Tibet was the subject of 'pretty intensive international discussion by the free world. It is most grievous and tragic'. The British ...

  2. Five HK tourists hurt in Tibet

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Five Hong Kong tourists were injured when their bus rammed into a hill during a sightseeing trip in Tibet yesterday. The five, all women aged between 40 and 50, suffered ... returning tomorrow as scheduled. 'We have already contacted the injured women's families and they have yet to decide if they will fly to Tibet,' Mr Chan said. He said the women had ...

  3. End of the line for Tibet?

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Workers will finish laying the tracks for the controversial 1,142km railway from Golmud in Qinghai province to Lhasa in Tibet by the end of this year and trial runs will begin in July next year. At an official cost of 26.2 billion yuan, the line will link Tibet to China's extensive rail network, with the journey from Beijing to Lhasa- in pressurised aircraft-like carriages- taking 48 hours. ...

  4. Boutique hotel makes an unlikely home in Tibet

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and consultant Laurence Brahm because of government restrictions on foreigners entering Tibet. Those arriving by plane from Chengdu cannot travel alone and must be accompanied by an official guide. 'I am looking at the future and taking a bet,' Mr Brahm, who first arrived in China in 1981, said in Shanghai. 'Tourism is just developing in Tibet. 'Our hotels are not tourism ...

  5. Hu ally takes top party job in Tibet

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Another protege also reportedly named to same post in Shanghai An ally of Hu Jintao has been appointed the Communist Party chief of Tibet, continuing an apparent trend ... Yang was named Tibet party secretary last December. Both men are seen as political allies of Mr Hu because of their background in the Communist Youth League, the president's power base. Mr ...

  6. India warns of Tibet lake overflow

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta New Delhi urged Beijing to act yesterday over a lake in Tibet that was pumping water into a river which burst its banks in India's Himachal Pradesh state ... helicopters to evacuate more people if the situation worsens,' Mr Duggal said. Indian officials said the lake in Tibet, formed by a landslide, feeds China's Parechu River, which in turn ...

  7. Deluge caused by intense winter on Tibet Plateau

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peggie Yuan This summer's devastating floods are the result of abnormal weather conditions in the country's south generated by excessive moisture on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ... Administration, said several factors had increased moisture in the south in the lead-up to the floods. 'More than usual amounts of snow and ice accumulated on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau during ...

  8. Miss Tibet is kicked out of pageant

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jen Redshaw

    ... out of the competition. The problem was her title: Miss Tibet. Officials of the Chinese embassy in Harare are reported to have objected to her inclusion in the beauty pageant. They persuaded the Zimbabwean government to send her home, Miss Tibet spokesman Ngawang Samdup was quoted as saying. Miss Tibet arrived in Harare last week with dozens of other models from around the world. Ahead ...

  9. Chickens culled in Tibet amid flu scare

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Chan Siu-sin and Elaine Wu Migratory birds feared to be behind China's fourth H5N1 outbreak this year More than 2,600 chickens have been culled in Tibet after an outbreak of bird flu ... involves flying from Qinghai, via Yunnan and Tibet, to India, while another route would be from Siberia, via Mongolia and China, to South Asian countries, said Mr Guo. Hong Kong does not import ...

  10. 6.4b yuan worth of projects approved in Tibet

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing has approved infrastructure projects worth as much as 6.4 billion yuan in Tibet this year, according to regional government chairman Qiangba Puncog. Qiangba Puncog- ... in Tibet,' he said. 'And in the 11th Five-Year Plan period [2006-2010], we will strive to provide electricity to 90 per cent of all families in Tibet,' he said. 'To us, ...




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