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  1. Tibet to reopen for tour groups

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

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Tibet will be open to tour groups from Hong Kong and Taiwan from Thursday for the first time since the deadly unrest in Lhasa last month, Xinhua said yesterday. Lhasa tour guide Zhu Feng said Tibet's tourism authorities had called an urgent meeting of travel agency heads in Lhasa on Tuesday night to brief them about the changes. 'They were notified ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Hu declares open the 'miracle' railway to Tibet

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to Reuters. Speaking at a nationally televised ceremony in Golmud, Mr Hu said the construction of the Qinghai-Tibet railway demonstrated China's ambition and ability in pursuing ... 2,600 people. 'The building of the Qinghai- Tibet railway plays a significant part in boosting the economic and social development of Tibet and Qinghai, improving the lives of people of all ...

  5. Qinghai-Tibet railway line may be extended to Nepal

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Authorities plan to extend the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to China's border with Nepal, according to Tibetan Autonomous Region chairman Qiangba Puncog. During a meeting with Deputy Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli in Lhasa yesterday, Qiangba Puncog said the railway line which went into service last month would not be just extended to Xigaze from Lhasa, ...

  6. Elderly HK man dies travelling new Tibet railway

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.11pm: An elderly Hong Kong man has died while travelling on the newly-opened Qinghai-Tibet railway? which runs on the high mountains along the Tibetan plateau, ... surnamed Zhang, was quoted by Ming Pao Daily as saying. The Hong Kong man, who had been travelling in Tibet with his wife, had felt sick and remained in a hospital in Lhasa, Mr Zhang said. Doctors ...

  7. Last Seen in Lhasa

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... a decade studying the culture of Tibet. These days, a two-hour stopover in a country's main airport would qualify most scribes for a book deal. And what's she got against gimmicks? All ... or carousing with Tibet's A-list celebrities. Worst of all, she lacks the sense to hammer her story into a neat narrative arc- from, say, 'I came to Tibet to embrace a new culture after ...

  8. Link expected to bring trade, tourism boom

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is not only expected to lead to a tourism boom in the region but also help increase trade with China's neighbours throughout South Asia. Tanzen ... linking Tibet to Sichuan and Qinghai were completed in the 1950s and up to 10 flights arrive in Lhasa each day during the summer peak season, travelling to and from Tibet remains a headache ...

  9. Border tensions have silver lining for remote, once-ignored regions

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that would have been needed before. Part of Beijing's rail and road build-up in the region has been the 33.1 billion yuan (HK$39.6 billion) Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the most expensive ... railway connecting Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, with Tibet. Construction of the project, projected to cost 104 billion yuan, is expected to start this year and finish in 2015. The PLA could ...

  10. Defenders and detractors: all aboard the train to Lhasa

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ridiculing the newly opened railway to Tibet displays an ignorance of the economic and social benefits it brings, and the sacrifices of the resilient and hard-working people who built it ('One-way ticket to oppression', July 4). The railway slashes the cost of transport to Tibet and facilitates interaction with the rest of China. It means more quality goods can be hauled ...




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