Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tibet | February 2016
There were two news items recently in the Tibet Post which merit attention.
The first published on 31st January 2016 mentioned that Tibet will be closed to foreign tourists from February 25th and possibly reopen on March 30th. Though the report does not specifically mention this it seems that China is not wanting any tourists in Tibet around March 8th which is the anniversary of the 2008 protests which left 150 people killed. There is also likely to be a huge security build up in Tibet by Chinese troops during this time.
The link to the article is below:
The second news item reported that the Chinese have ordered the Tibetans to stop displaying the photos of the Dalai Lama. The notice put up by the Chinese is below:
The report mentions that:
"Tibetan shopkeepers in Drakgo County, eastern Tibet (Ch: Luhuo County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture) have been ordered by Chinese authorities to hand over all photos of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. "Anyone violating these directives will be severely punished according to the law," Ngawang Chenrab told the Tibet Post International, citing local sources".
The link to the report is below:
Sadly the situation is Tibet is not looking good and one hopes that it does not spiral out of control.
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