Tibet’s bottled water output rises

Productions of bottled drinking water in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has increased steadily, local authorities said. Last year, 800,000 tonnes of water was bottled, up 30 percent year on year, but well short of the target of 1 million tonnes, according to the regional industry and information technology department. The industry generated more than […]

China to upgrade transport infrastructures in Tibet

China has vowed to further promote the development of transport infrastructures in Tibet to make travels on “the roof of the world” much easier. The Ministry of Transport (MOT) said in a guideline that China aims to expand highways in the autonomous region to 110,000 kilometers by 2020. China plans to complete a primary network […]

Police seek foreign aids in investigating self-immolation case

Chinese police have sent co-investigation request to police authorities in related countries concerning a 32-year-old man who instigated a self-immolation incident in which two teenage boys died. Police in southwest China’s Sichuan Province said two teenagers died after setting themselves ablaze in Jamcha Village, Ruoergai County, in the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba. Rinchen Tseli, […]

China jails Tibetan man for inciting secession

A court in northwest China’s Qinghai Province on Friday sentenced a Tibetan man to four years in prison for inciting secession. Gyadehor, a Tibetan herdsman aged 60, was also deprived of his political rights for two years, according to the verdict from the Intermediate People’s Court of the Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Gyadehor spread opinions […]

Tibetan political advisors ask believers to cherish life

Political advisors in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have called on religious believers to respect and cherish life in response to recent self-immolations committed by Buddhists. The seventh Reting Rinpoche Soinam Puncog said everyone, Buddhist or not, should treasure the lives of all living things, including their own lives. The Reting Rinpoche occupies an important […]

China tries two Tibetans over self-immolation

Two ethnic Tibetans stood trial Saturday in a court in southwest China’s Sichuan Province over the case of eight people incited to self-immolate, three of them fatally. Forty-year-old Lorang Konchok and his 31-year-old nephew, Lorang Tsering, were accused of intentional homicide, according to a statement issued by the Intermediate People’s Court of the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous […]

NW China police arrest self-immolation inciter

Police in northwest China’s Qinghai province said Thursday that they have arrested a Tibetan man who allegedly attempted to convince another Tibetan to self-immolate last November. Police in Tongren county said they thwarted a self-immolation attempt last year by 25-year-old monk Drolma Je after being told that the man had stored gasoline in a hotel […]

Tibet sees 21% surge in air passengers

Passenger numbers at Tibet’s airports surged by 21.1 percent year on year to about 2.22 million in 2012, according to regional civil aviation administration figures available on Thursday. The five airports in the autonomous region in southwest China handled about 21,000 flight landings and take-offs last year, an annual growth of 30.6 percent. This was […]

CCTV releases documentary on Tibetan self-immolation

National broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released a documentary on self-immolation in the country’s Tibetan-inhabited areas. The documentary debuted at 9:27 p.m. on Sunday on CCTV-4, an international channel mainly targeting overseas viewers in Chinese language. It also aired on CCTV’s English channel, Spanish channel, French channel, Arabic channel and Russian channel on Monday. […]

China Rejects US View on Rights in Tibet

China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming China’s restrictive policies in Tibet for a rise in self-immolation protests. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Friday called the remarks “disgusting” and said the Tibet issue has nothing to do with human rights, ethnicity or religion. Hong repeated […]

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