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  1. Tibet unlikely to reopen on May 1

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing gave the clearest indication yet yesterday that Tibet would not be opened to tourists next month as promised. The Himalayan region has been off-limits to tourists, especially foreigners, since deadly riots rocked Lhasa on March 14 and 15. But this month, Tibet's tourism authority announced that the region would reopen on May 1, traditionally one ...

  2. Reality intrudes on 'Little Tibet'

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... both a blessing and a curse to the isolated region westerners have nicknamed 'Little Tibet'. The IAF entered Ladakh after India achieved independence in 1947, and has quietly grown ... societies. From a military standpoint, New Delhi believes that Ladakh needs all the help it can get. Once part of Tibet, the region is precariously gridlocked between India's two great rivals, ...

  3. Should Tibet have status like Hong Kong and Macau?

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was disappointed, though not surprised, to read that Beijing has dismissed as 'totally untenable' the Dalai Lama's request for greater autonomy for Tibet, like that of Hong Kong and Macau ('Dalai Lama under fire over call for autonomy', May 24). A white paper issued by the State Council said the situation in Tibet is entirely different from ...

  4. Laurence Brahm

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I live in Tibet about two-thirds of the year and in Beijing about one-third. When I'm based in Beijing, about half of my time is spent travelling internationally, to places such as Nepal, ... hoping to link up with the Kailash area, the Guge area, to hook up with the pilgrimages. Our ambition is that wherever there is a hotel, it is in accord with the culture. In Tibet, the hotels ...

  5. Tibetans mourn as Yushu marks a year since quake

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-Wei in Yushu, Qinghai and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Thousands of Tibetans lit yak-butter candles and laid white silk scarves and flowers for the departed yesterday as Yushu marked the first anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed at least ...

  6. New highway to Tibetan area near India a boon for military

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Connecting the remote and forbidding Metok county in southern Tibet to the rest of the country not only ends the isolation of a small population of residents but also provides ... the infrastructural gap on the Indian border. 'The PLA's fighting capability in southern Tibet is very weak because we failed to overcome countless fatal natural barriers there over the past near ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese condemn leaders over Tibetan crackdown Nearly 600 people protested in Tokyo yesterday against the crackdown in Tibet and said Beijing should not be allowed to host the Olympics. ... in more than 100 deaths ... Red China has no qualification to have the Olympics,' read the letter to the ambassador. 'Stop the human rights abuses of Tibetans, apologise and return Tibet ...

  8. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to incite protests on Tibet to embarrass Beijing. The Post is given to understand that the source for Mr Cheong's article, F. William Engdahl, has retracted his article 'Why Washington Plays 'Tibet Roulette' with China' and stated that it contained incorrect and inaccurate statements regarding the activities of the Trace Foundation. The Trace Foundation informed ...

  9. Unesco 'endangered' list for mainland sites denied

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing World Heritage delegate cites threat to six spots Unesco and Beijing have denied a mainland media report that the international cultural body was considering putting up to six World Heritage sites in the country on an endangered li ...

  10. Pilgrim's progress

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Bron Sibree To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron Chatto & Windus HK$200 In the spring of 2009, in the wake of his mother's death, Colin Thubron set off on an arduous pilgrimage to Mount Kailas in Tibet, a peak sacred to one-fifth of the world's population but rarely visited by Westerners. He was 70 years old. Now, ahead of the release of his account of that journey, ...




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