Foreign tourists are to get easier access to Tibet. Photo: Alamy

Beijing’s foreign tourism push in Tibet seen as economic, not response to political pressure

  • Travel agencies welcome plan to boost visitor numbers and reduce waiting times to get permits for the remote, mountainous region
  • Analysts say relaxation of restrictions reflects Chinese government’s confidence
Topic |   Tibet

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Foreign tourists are to get easier access to Tibet. Photo: Alamy
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.