August 3, 1999 |
A thousand miles separate this Tibetan city from the Chinese village where Fan Zhangbing was born. But you wouldn't know it during a stroll through his neighborhood. There are restaurants where Fan eats the spicy food of his native Sichuan province, and shops where he and the owners bargain in Sichuan-accented Chinese. He hangs out in bars frequented by other Chinese settlers and sings to karaoke machines blaring the latest Chinese pop tunes.
September 28, 2006 |
India's tigers will vanish within a few years, environmentalists warned in a stinging indictment of the Indian and Chinese governments, which they say have done almost nothing to stem the rapid decline.
May 18, 1995 |
China condemned the Dalai Lama for declaring that a 6-year-old boy is the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, the second most important monk in Tibetan Buddhism. The official New China News Agency said the Dalai Lama's announcement Sunday of the discovery of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima in a remote corner of Chinese-controlled Tibet was a plot to undermine the Chinese government's authority there.
March 10, 2001 |
Authorities in India have ordered an investigation after teenage Tibetan leader Ugyen Thinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, was accused of committing sacrilege at one of Buddhism's most revered sites. An influential leader of Buddhist monks alleged that the Karmapa, who fled Chinese-controlled Tibet in 1999, wore shoes in the sanctum of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar state. The Karmapa is one of the highest-ranking monks in Tibet. Hindu conventions bar devotees from entering temples wearing shoes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1990
In your coverage of the recent lifting of martial law in Beijing, China, you neglected to mention that martial law (harsher than what had existed in Beijing) is still in effect in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Along with martial law, Tibetans are also suffering with a system of pass laws--which even South Africa has abandoned. Martial law and the pass laws are beginning to psychologically scar Tibetan children and add to the general atmosphere of fear and repression. All of this goes on with little news coverage or public protest here.
April 9, 2006
Shame on Adam Minter and any other rich tourist who pretends that "Shangri-La" could exist in a land where peaceful Tibetan monks have lost their lives at the hands of the Chinese ("A View That Takes Your Breath Away," The Travel Issue, March 26). I weep for the beautiful woman on the cover of your magazine and for the "well-heeled explorers" whose exotic vacation has come with a terrible price for the Tibetan people. Until the Chinese free Tibet and allow the Dalai Lama to return to his homeland, rich people should spend their money elsewhere.