The “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony is held at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa in August. A senior official said there would be an “orderly” opening up in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua The “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony is held at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa in August. A senior official said there would be an “orderly” opening up in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua
The “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony is held at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa in August. A senior official said there would be an “orderly” opening up in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua

Analysis |
‘A new direction’: is China shifting focus to economic opening-up in Xinjiang and Tibet?

  • Key meetings suggest Beijing is gaining confidence about social control in the two politically sensitive ethnic minority regions
  • But although there is talk of development, analysts do not expect the leadership to cave in to Western pressure over its policies

Topic |   Xinjiang
The “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony is held at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa in August. A senior official said there would be an “orderly” opening up in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua The “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony is held at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa in August. A senior official said there would be an “orderly” opening up in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua
The “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony is held at the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa in August. A senior official said there would be an “orderly” opening up in Tibet. Photo: Xinhua
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