Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Nov 14, 2016

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronized by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace. Tibet was China’s fastest-growing region last ...

Sep 14, 2016

China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit

China on Wednesday warned Taiwan’s new government against allowing exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwanese legislator invited him to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. China regards the 80-year-old monk as a separatist. Taiwan’s ...

Mar 7, 2016

Tibet governor praises plans for second railway to Lhasa

Tibet’s governor said Monday that a second railway being planned to the Tibetan capital will help bring improvements to the Himalayan region. First announced last week, the 1,800-kilometer line would link Lhasa with the western metropolis of Chengdu in a travel time of 13 ...