CONTENTS OF TIBETAN REVIEW - DECEMBER 2005
TIBET NEWS: China targets lamas recognised by the Dalai Lama; Mining ban camouflages control intent; China to tap Tibet’s power potential for export to India; Major foreign tourist resort project near Lhasa on anvil; Shelved controversial dams plan set for revival.
News in Brief: Special police detachment established in Lhasa; Qinghai-Tibet railway makes first goods transport to Lhasa; China continues to pump new Chinese recruits into Tibet; Top monk scholars told to be patriotic; China’s Panchen back in Tibet; Drepund monk’s death seen suspicious; 14 fleeing Tibetans nabbled by Chinese police; Uranuim activist ‘disappeared’; Hepatitis B widespread in Tibet? Record tourist arrival in Tibet; Lhasa and Potala among European tourists’ favourites; Qinghai-Tibet railway as new tourist attraction; Ngari airport set for coming up; Potala’s golden roofs to be off limits for visitors; Ke Ke Xi Li to be world’s largest eco-tourism resort; More projects; TAR’s industrial development most backward in PRC; China dams Lhasa river for power project; China inspects Yarlung Ysangpo for hydro power projects; Towns and villages in Tibet still lack road access; CCTV to premiere Gaidar documentary on Dec. 2; Occupied Tibet scholars visit UK, Germany; Tibetan director wins Chinese ‘Oscar’ award; Shooting begun for a musical on Tibet; Qinghai-Tibet railway to open access to Dunhuang, facilitate energy exploitation; China gathers geological, etc., data from first Kekexili expedition; Lhasa seminar warns Himalayan nations to initiate flood management; China launches Norway-aided old Lhasa atlas; Ancient temple relic found in TAR; Tibet songbook published; Tsamda earth forest in Ngari placed on PRC’s geologic park map; Tibet provides fertile ground for Chinese military research; Saffron successfully grown in Chamdo; Yangpachen thermal plant has global potential; Yadong (Dromo) border set to open for trade; spa in Tibet claimed as wonder cure for bone ailments;
OUTSIDE TIBET: Parliamentarians meet to push China on Tibet; China tells Dalai Lama to give it all up; modest turnout in exile Tibetan pre-poll; TCV alumni, a force for nation building; Religious freedom far from normal in the PRC – US reports; Maneka Gandhi admits her Tibetan-poacher comment was controversial; Bombardier targeted for Lhasa railway deal; Canadian mine companies talk to Tibet activists; UN rapporteur visits Tibet, China; China to be held to account for auctioned Tibetan artefacts,
News in Brief: Exile government hosts seminar on China’s autonomy law; Gyari quitting special envoy post? Politics behind Tibetan antelope as Olympic mascot; Dalai Lama reported likely to visit Kalmykia in Dec ’05; Dalai Lama to join fellow Nobel laureate in 2006 peace program in US; Dalai Lama saddened by New Delhi terrorist bombings; India ropes in Dalai Lama to promote Buddhist tourism; World’s leading hoteliers hear the Dalai Lama; Dalai Lama inaugurates Buddhist conference in N Delhi; Dalai Lama advocates positive emotion fro world peace; Dalai Lama-Gandhi conference held in New Delhi; Dalai Lama says China’s growing power no handicap for Tibet solution; Nepal stops travel documents for refugees; Nepal fines Tibetan refugees for illegal border crossing; Nepal briefly detains 42 Tibetans; China proposes opening another cross-border road with India; China calls Sino-India relations good, hard-earned; China seeks more cooperation with India in 2006; Exile justice officials attend training, conference; Exile government mourns former India’s president’s passing away; Tibet loses major Indian intellectual voice for its cause; High incidence of torture-scarred minds among Tibetan refugees; Exile MPs visit the Netherlands; Exile MPs study autonomy in Europe; ATPD vice chair attends RSS women’s wing convention; Delhi peace march for Tibet to be held in 2007; 13th ATPD to hold last session in Mar ’06; Panchen Lama art competition winners announced; Tibetan children at world children’s parliament; New career counselling office opened in Mundgod Tibetan settlement; Dharamsala holds workshop on disabled children; Central Tibetan schools mark 44th anniversary; Tibetan student compete in first inter school Buddhist dialectics debate; Oral history project on Minnesota Tibetans completed; Exile gov’t, officials donate for earthquake victims; Tibet campaigners present recommendations ahead of EU-China rights dialogue; Sino-German rights dialogue held in Beijing; EP demands Buddhist master’s release; World youth body calls for Tibet’s independence; Indian appeals to UN on Tibet with own-blood petition; Amravati Kalachakra postponed by two days; Tibetans under consideration for refugee status by US? Tibetan women’s body opens its first student chapter at Sarnath; Tibetan music talents awarded at Dharamsala evening event; Music and condom offered as drug and Aids protection; Microsoft kowtows to China on Bhutan’s Tibet affinity; ICT receives city building design award; Reprieve from foreclosure for US Tibetan center; UK’s oldest Tibet support group holds annual meet; Columbia inaugurates new Modern Tibetan Studies chair; Women’s health in rural Tibet discussed; Tibetan filmmaker wins South Korea scholarship; New Tibetan feature film finishes shooting; Tibetan documentary premiere-screened in New York; Pro-China Iodine deficiency do-gooder in Tibet? World’s smallest ancient Buddhist temple discovered in Xinjiang; TAR’s only catholic church; Wikipedia rendered off-limits in China; Norway museum hosts Tibetan cultural exhibition; Ozone halo makes Everest climb harder; Scientist speaks of philosophical links between science and Buddhism; Fire destroys Tibetan shops in Jodhpur, Rajasthan; Former bollywood actress to start Tibetan yoga class; Peace march for Panchen Lama on 1982 war anniversary; Kolkata witnesses dances of the Yak; Nepal honours women Everest summiteers.
ROUNDUP: China still very repressive, Dalai Lama tells US supporters; Bush proposes, Hu disposes Tibet; Protests steal show in Hu’s UK State visit; Dalai Lama in Edinburgh, Belfast;
REJOINDER: Lost Fulbright scholar, not a CIA operative, by Frank and Susanne Bessac
BHUCHUNG’S COLUMN: The Dalai Lama and the West
HISTORY: Dalai Lama rejects China’s five-point proposal
CHINA WATCH: Democracy, the other name for perfecting party’s legitimacy in Inter Press Service, Nov. 22; 40 mln farmers lose land: NPC report in Xinhuanet.com; Beijing retracts print permit plan for foreign papers in AFX.
EDITORIAL: Hu dares West to prove rights rhetoric