Total of 66 Tibet landslide bodies recovered

Rescuers search for survivors at the site of a landslide in a mining area in Maizhokunggar County, Tibet Autonomous Region. Photo: Reuters

Chinese rescue crews have recovered a total of 66 bodies in the aftermath of a huge landslide in Tibet that buried more than 80 mine workers, state media said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 9:18pm

Total of 54 Tibet landslide bodies recovered

Rescuers work at the site of a landslide that buried 83 miners in Maizhokunggar county, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese rescue crews have recovered a total of 54 bodies in the aftermath of a huge landslide in Tibet that buried more than 80 mine workers, state television reported on Tuesday.

China Central Television reported that operations resumed on Tuesday morning after being suspended on Monday due to fears of more landslides in the area.

2 Apr 2013 - 8:19pm

More Tibet landslide bodies recovered

Recovery personnel work at the site of the large-scale landslide in Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Photo: Xinhua

Recovery personnel have found 36 bodies at the site of a huge landslide in Tibet, Chinese state-run media said on Monday, three days after more than 80 mine workers were buried.

2 Apr 2013 - 2:20am

Briefs, December 22, 2012

The central government yesterday appointed acting governors of two provinces. Li Qiang will serve in the eastern province of Zhejiang, where he will fill the vacancy left by Xia Baolong, who was promoted to Zhejiang Communist Party secretary on Tuesday. 

22 Dec 2012 - 3:44am

Wen 'distressed' by Tibetan suicides

The self-immolations of monks and nuns in Tibetan-populated areas were extreme actions that had disturbed and undermined social harmony, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Warning for Tibet's cadres on anniversary

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 in the Himalayan region during the anniversaries of several politically sensitive events.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Laying down the lore

When Sonam Dorje took his microphone to the windswept grasslands of eastern Qinghai province in September, he just wanted to record local folk tales. It had been many years since the Tibetan elders of Xunhua county had had an audience for their stories, but when they saw Dorje's recording equipment, they clammed up.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The road to enlightenment

When her best friend died from leukaemia last year, Ran Jing made a promise to herself; she would travel to Tibet as soon as she graduated from high school. Her classmate had been a Buddhist, and it had been her dream to see Lhasa.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet by Ma Rong Hong Kong University Press

This book is a valuable work of research for scholars, journalists and others who want facts about Tibet.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

There has never been a case of a previous Dalai determining the next Dalai

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, on comments by the Dalai Lama (above) on choosing a successor

Being able to enforce the law in a dignified manner is important for police

Police union chief Benjamin Tsang, on the call for verbal abuse of officers to be outlawed

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

How happy is Hong Kong? Survey to say

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

What can you do when you have such a stupid administration?

Legco Finance Committee chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing

We should ... smash any attempt to undermine stability in Tibet and the national unity of the motherland

Vice-President Xi Jinping at a rally in Lhasa

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20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

On Beijing's anger at a White House meeting between the Dalai Lama and Barack Obama:

Letitia Wong - They were meeting at the Map Room not the Oval Office. Really don't understand why my country keeps barking on over frivolous issues. Better make use of their time and resources to improve the livelihood of many poor people in the western region.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Xi vows to crush moves by Tibetan separatists

Any separatist attempts in Tibet would be crushed, Vice-President Xi Jinping vowed yesterday at a rally marking the 60th anniversary of the region's 'peaceful liberation'. Xi called the remote Himalayan region a 'national security screen' whose stability Beijing was determined to protect.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing's education pledge to Tibet

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 the 60th anniversary of its 'peaceful liberation' with a series of celebrations presided over by Vice-President Xi Jinping.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am