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Tag: Tibet

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Visit To Tibet

Chinese President Xi Jinping had last visited the Tibet Autonomous Region in 2011 when he was China's Vice President.

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China Launches First Bullet Train In Tibet, Close To Indian Border

China on Friday operationalised its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh.

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Tibet's GDP rose 191% since Dalai Lama fled: China

Beijing: Tibet’s 2018 GDP has reached $22 billion — about 191 times more than the 1959 figure calculated at comparable prices, said a white paper released on Wednesday by China. The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had fled the country in 1959. And in the next 60 years the hard work of the people of Tibet […]

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Dalai Lama embraces trooper who escorted him in 1959

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama got emotional on Saturday as he embraced one of the five Assam Rifles troopers, Naren Chandra Das, who escorted him in India after his escape from Tibet. In 1959, as a young trooper Das, now 80, escorted the Dalai Lama, now 82, on his arrival in Arunachal Pradesh. Dalai […]

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Delta Airlines apologises for listing China's territories as independent countries

Beijing: Delta Airlines has apologised for listing Tibet and Taiwan as independent countries on its official website and promised to take immediate measures to correct the mistakes. Delta apologized deeply for the serious mistakes that has hurt Chinese people’s feelings and it was taking immediate steps to resolve it, said a statement posted on Friday […]

Dalai Lama decries terrorism, urges inter-faith harmony

Florence: People who stage acts of terrorism cannot claim to be religious, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said on Tuesday, underlining that members of different faiths can live in peace. “Often we see the term terrorism used alongside the name of a faith, for example Muslim terrorist, Buddhist terrorist,” he said in an address […]

China increases subsidies for residents living close to Indian border in Tibet

Beijing: China has substantially increased subsidies to the people living in the border areas along the India-China border in Tibet to motivate them to manage and control the border, a media report said on Sunday. The subsidy for each resident above 16 years old in first-tier border towns has been increased from 1,000 yuan (USD […]

Dalai Lama to celebrate 82nd birthday in Leh

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will celebrate his 82nd birthday next month with the people of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an aide said on Tuesday. “His Holiness will hold long-life offering ceremony in Leh on his birthday on July 6. He will also deliver teachings that day,” an official at the Dalai […]

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China warns Obama over meeting with Dalai Lama

China has warned that "positive trends" in its relations with the US will be reversed if President Barack Obama meets the Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama

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