The mayor of Lhasa has revealed the extent of Beijing’s restrictions on religious activities in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua

Tibetan religious activity slashed, Lhasa mayor confirms

  • Rare confirmation of extent of Beijing’s religious control ahead of sensitive 60th anniversary of Tibetan uprising
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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The mayor of Lhasa has revealed the extent of Beijing’s restrictions on religious activities in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua
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Foreigners need special permits to enter Tibet, and journalists, diplomats and academics who work on sensitive research topics are often denied access. Photo: Alamy

China says Tibet access is restricted because some foreigners get altitude sickness

  • Communist Party chief insists foreign tourists and media are welcome in the remote, mountainous region
  • Wu Yingjie also lashes out at the US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, saying it ‘totally does not tally with the facts’
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Foreigners need special permits to enter Tibet, and journalists, diplomats and academics who work on sensitive research topics are often denied access. Photo: Alamy
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