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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Tastemaker: Michael Yamashita, photographer

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf Photographer Michael Yamashita is chronicling Tibet's uniqueness before it vanishes, writes Christopher DeWolf Preserving Shangri-La It takes a lot of work ... to Lhasa, a five-year project that documents the incomparable beauty and changing face of Tibet. He paused at a photo of several young men dressed in leather aprons, heavy mittens, plastic covers ...

  2. Stay loyal, troops in Tibet told

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A senior military officer has called on People's Liberation Army troops stationed in Tibet to 'stay absolutely loyal and reliable' ... in the remote area just months ahead of the meeting'. Wong said that Sino-Indian relations around the border region had also grown more tense recently and ethnic tensions in Tibet, highlighted ...

  3. Himalayan airport to be highest yet

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The world's highest airport will be built in Tibet next year as part of Beijing's new investment in the restive Himalayan region. The airport in Nagqu prefecture will be 4,436 metres above sea level, 102 metres higher than the current highest in Qamdo, also in Tibet, Xinhua reported. Local officials said the construction of the sixth civilian airport in Tibet ...

  4. All quiet on the tourism front as Lhasa struggles to find its feet after violence

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... more than a month after the violent riots that shocked the world. Yesterday was officially the first day for the riot-battered city, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region , to receive ... that travel agencies postpone organising tour groups, citing safety concerns and the need for reconstruction of damaged tourism facilities. Tibet tourism officials said foreigners would be admitted ...

  5. Beijing's education pledge to Tibet

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The central government is planning to raise university enrolment among students in Tibet to 30 per cent over the next five years, local officials said yesterday, as the region marked ... that Tibet was an inalienable part of China, and that Tibetans were part of the Chinese community, state-run broadcaster CCTV reported. The vice-president, joined by a 59-member central government ...

  6. Wanted: ways to lure more tourists to visit Tibet

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen If you have ever been a tourist in Lhasa, Tibet , there are things that may make you nervous, such as a suspicious-looking Tibet Entry Permit and plain-clothes police ... Tibet-related affairs. But for the first time, they are being encouraged to help define the city's future. And the person who comes up with the winning proposal will get a one million yuan (HK$1.13 ...

  7. Sichuan-Tibet road ruled out by official

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Tibet has no plans to build a highway linking Chengdu in Sichuan province with Lhasa , a regional government finance official has said. Xinhua quoted the official as saying it would be impossible to build a highway in Tibet now, although he could not confirm if Sichuan had such a plan. The official, from the regional government's bureau, also said ...

  8. Love-hit German's Lhasa odyssey lasts a month

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Lhasa A German student who managed to beat the watertight security in Tibet and play hide-and-seek with authorities for weeks has finally been cornered by police in Lhasa ... in tense Tibet a year after deadly rioting broke out in Lhasa against Chinese rule. Mr Blimke, 22, who studies at a university in Beijing, arrived in Tibet a month ago on a mission of love ...

  9. Security forces scour Tibetan areas for 'suspicious people'

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clampdown in the Himalayan region in a pre-emptive bid to prevent any unrest during sensitive anniversaries. Tensions were high yesterday on the streets of the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region ... bordering Tibet, comes ahead of tomorrow's one-year anniversary of the deadly riots last year. All Tibetan areas in Sichuan and Qinghai are off-limits to overseas tourists and journalists ...

  10. Beijing vows more Tibet investment

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing President Hu Jintao chaired a Politburo meeting yesterday to map out a plan for 'long-running stability' in Tibet. Economic development would remain ... from enough to make Tibetans happy and calls for greater religious freedom and respect for local culture. At the meeting, state leaders pledged more investment and economic assistance to Tibet ...




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