Tibet News

According to information from Tibet Tourism Bureau, Tibet will be reopened to foreign travelers from April 5th 2009.
People of the Tibetan ethnic group hold a celebration for the upcoming Serfs Emancipation Day, at Jiaba Village of Nedong County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 23, 2009. Tibetan legislators endorsed a motion in January this year designating March 28 as the Serfs Emancipation Day,  
According to a March 19 report from Informationtimes, a daily paper under Guangdong Daily Press Holdings, Guangdong CITS has received notification from Tibet Tourism Bureau stating that starting from April Tibet will resume admission of foreign tourists and travelers from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan 
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary John Norris said in Washington on Monday that Tibet is part of China and the United States does not support "Tibet independence."
Namtso Lake, known as the "heavenly lake," has reopened to tourists following closure at the end of last year due to bad weather.
Farmers in Tibet have found a snow leopard at the northern foot of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Everest, said the local forestry department.
WASHINGTON: The Chinese government will invite more foreign media organizations to visit the Tibet autonomous region this year so that they can have a better and more objective understanding of the region, a visiting Tibetan official said yesterday.
Tibet received 120,000 tourists from home and abroad in the first two months of this year, a 4.8 percent increase year-on-year, according to the Tibet Regional Tourism Bureau.
Accordding to fast newsman, the first luxury train to Tibet has been decided to put off in April and renew the launch next Spring.
The Tibetan Lamas exercise rite during a grand Buddha-greeting assembly in the Gedan Songzanlin Lamasery, a renowned and historic Tibetan Buddhist temple in Shangri-la County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 11, 2009.
Alain Destrem, a councillor, on Tuesday criticized the Paris City Council's motion to hang a Tibetan flag in front of the City Hall, which he said would harm China-French relations.
Traffic on a highway linking Tibet with the neighboring province of Sichuan resumed Wednesday afternoon, one day after it was suspended by a mountain collapse, local authorities said.
The Ngari Airport in west Tibet will open to traffic in 2011, Dawa Tashi, deputy secretary of prefectural Party committee in Ngari Tibet Autonomous Prefecture, told Xinhua Tuesday.
China on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of a proposed U.S. congressional resolution on Tibet.
Around 50 Tibetan separatists on Tuesday briefly clashed with Nepali police in the east of Nepali capital Kathmandu and some of them were briefly detained.