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China Reports Massive Spending in Tibet

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has spent almost $50 billion on hundreds of development projects in Tibet since taking control of the region in 1951. The figure appears in a white paper published in Chinese newspapers Tuesday to mark the 60th anniversary of Chinese rule in Tibet. China describes the event as the “peaceful liberation” of the […]

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Nepal Blocks Tibetans from Celebrating Dalai Lama’s Birthday

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nepal have arrested three Tibetans and prevented many others from celebrating the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday, saying they will not allow any anti-Chinese activities. Riot police in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, blocked Tibetans from attending a planned celebration Wednesday at the Namgyal school on the edge of the city. Authorities said they would allow […]

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China Imprisons Tibetan Writer

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based rights group said Saturday that China sentenced a writer to four years in prison last month for helping edit a magazine critical of policies in Tibet. The International Campaign for Tibet said Tashi Rabten, the Tibetan editor of a banned magazine called Eastern Snow Mountain, was sentenced on June 2 in Aba, in […]

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