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  1. Warning for Tibet's cadres on anniversary

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The top government official in Tibet has ordered all cadres in the region to be ready for duty around the clock next month in a bid to safeguard stability ... by senior officials on Monday- the last day of a week-long Tibetan New Year holiday that started on February 21, the Tibet Daily reported yesterday. Parts of Sichuan, Yunan, Gansu and Qinghai ...

  2. From a tent, couple count their blessings and offer medical care

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Yushu, Qinghai Medicine bottles sit in rows in a tent that serves as both a small pharmacy run by Dr Song Xiaobin and his wife, Wang Qijuan, in Yushu, and as their bedroom. It's been an unusual year, and the couple are counting their bl ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The double-edged sword of 'Greater Tibet'

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma A major sticking point in the talks between the Dalai Lama and Beijing has been the exiles' demand for a 'Greater Tibet' - an attempt to unite all Tibetan-populated areas into one single political entity comprising up to a quarter of the mainland's territory. Today's Tibet Autonomous Region largely corresponds to the area ruled by the 13th ...

  5. Tibet on fast track to development

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... other sensitive region, the aim is threefold: integrate Tibet into the national economy, raise living standards and win the hearts and minds of its people, persuading them that life under Beijing is better than any alternative. 'Tibet had started on a new phase of development and progress,' Qiangba Puncog, the then chairman of Tibet's regional government, said ...

  6. Protesters arrested as Tibet railway readies to roll

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Three protesters were arrested as the first passenger trains leading to Tibet readied for their long journeys tonight on the world's highest railway. Railway ... Qinghai-Tibet railway is expected to be held at Lhasa's new railway station tomorrow, it said. The 1,142km section from Golmud to Lhasa, which was completed last year, will take about 12 hours ...

  7. Beijing to invest 21b yuan for industrial development in Tibet

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing will inject 21.17 billion yuan (HK$24.2 billion) in the next five years to boost industrial development in Tibet in a further effort to consolidate its authority ... growth' of Tibet, Mr Li said. The programme includes 10 mining projects, five industrial development zones, four construction and building material enterprises, and three medicine and food ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Tibet rail link 'a dream come true'

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After a 20-year campaign, retired general lauds line's completion as a personal triumph, writes Shi Jingtao Few people outside Tibet would have taken the completion of the first railway linking the impoverished region with the rest of China as personally as retired general Yin Fatang. For Mr Yin, a former party secretary in Tibet in the 1980s who spent more than two ...

  10. Tibet rail plans daily runs to 3 cities

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Tibet railway slated to open in July will probably offer daily passenger runs out of Lhasa to Beijing, Chengdu and Xining. Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company deputy manager Ma ... tourists a day to the region once the service opens. Qinghai tourism authorities expect 800,000 more people to enter Tibet from Qinghai each year. The railway, the first to reach Tibet ...




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