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  1. Tibet dam project faces risk of big earthquakes

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Powerful earthquakes and ethnic tension in a remote region of Tibet pose a threat to a controversial hydroelectric project on the most important river China shares with India, according to experts in the area's geology and population. The construction of the Zangmu hydroelectric project, the biggest in Tibet, has attracted international attention after Beijing ...

  2. Crackdown fails to silence Tibet's dissenting voices

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... for expressing views, or simply sharing information about central government policies and their impact on Tibet. Their story has been compiled in a report released yesterday by the International Campaign for Tibet, entitled 'A 'Raging Storm': The Crackdown on Tibetan Writers and Artists after Tibet's Spring 2008 Protests'. The report includes details of the cases of more than ...

  3. Shortened Tibet torch relay set for Saturday, Bocog says

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Tibet appeared to have been well informed about the decision before Bocog's announcement, with the official Tibet Daily publishing a front-page story yesterday saying Tibet was preparing to embrace the 'holy flame'. The newspaper said the proindependence riots in Tibet in March had not only failed to cool Tibetans' enthusiasm for the event, but had further inspired ...

  4. Hope now for progress on Tibet and peaceful Games

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or disruption. Widespread protests, mostly concerning Tibet, had greeted the torch during its international legs. This prompted a strong backlash among people on the mainland, who approached the domestic ... handling of the crisis won it respect from other countries, including those which had been quick to denounce its tough response to the deadly riots that broke out across Tibet in March. A more ...

  5. Bloom and gloom: how glacier melt greens the desert but dries up Tibet

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Climate change is having profoundly different impacts on China's two westernmost regions, Tibet and Xinjiang. While Tibet is mired in a deepening drought, and will continue to suffer declining water resources in future years, the water table is on the rise in Xinjiang and the dry climate is gradually becoming more humid. Glaciers in Tibet have been melting ...

  6. Tourists start trickling back to Tibet as 3-month travel ban ends

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Tibet reopened to foreign tourists yesterday after a three-month travel ban prompted by deadly rioting in March. But officials and industry insiders were cautious about ... director general of the Tibet Tourism Bureau, said it was the right time to reopen the region to foreigners because 'complete stability' had returned and the Olympic torch had passed ...

  7. Tibet braces for new round of protests

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Lhasa 'Separatists' and Dalai Lama blamed as armed police return to Lhasa's streets Tibet has stepped up security measures amid expectations of a new round ... with batons and shields. Their presence was especially visible around Barkhor Square and the Jokhang Monastery, the holiest site in Tibet and one of the epicentres of the unrest in March. At night, ...

  8. New Delhi sent spies to assess lake, report says

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta Indian spies penetrated Tibet earlier this month to assess whether a large glacial lake was likely to burst its banks and flood adjoining Himachal Pradesh ... of the lake, The Statesman said the spies were sent to Tibet by the Research and Analysis Wing of India's premier intelligence agency, the Directorate of Military Intelligence, and Indo-Tibetan ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 'No words to describe the bitterness in my heart'

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Parents of children killed in their Sichuan classrooms during the May 12 earthquake said they had lost all confidence in the provincial government, accusing authorities of trying to hide the real reason for the deaths - shoddy school buildi ...




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