Skip to comments.China Forbids International Tourism to Tibet Indefinitely
Posted on 06/07/2012 11:13:42 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
BEIJING - In a matter of days, the number of expected foreign visitors to Tibet has gone from millions to zero.
Chinese authorities alerted foreign travel agencies Tuesday that they would no longer be issuing entry permits to Tibet, the latest in a series of regulations being put on travelers to Tibet. The announcement follows the self-immolation of two Tibetans last week.
Tibet is no stranger to Chinese interference in its tourism industry. Tibet's failed rebellion in March 1959 and the event's annual memorial on National Uprising Day has chronically put the region at odds with the People's Republic of China. In 2008, protests after National Uprising Day turned into riots that were met with violence by PRC forces. The Chinese government temporarily closed Tibet to foreign visitors. That is a now-annual practice in March, and during other national events significant to the Chinese government.
Now, many are saying that the latest in a string of Tibetan self-immolations led to the country's shutdown to outsiders. According to Free Tibet, a campaign promoting Tibetan independence from China, there have been more than 30 self-immolations since March 2011. Most recently, on May 27, 2012 two Tibetans were the first to set themselves on fire in Lhasa, Tibet's tightly-controlled administrative capital. The shutdown also coincides with the Saga Dawa festival, which celebrates the Buddha's birth and draws many Buddhists to Tibet. This year, the festival began on June 4, which is also the anniversary of the Chinese government crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests.
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To curry support from the chicoms, obama made the Dalai Lama exit the House from the back door where garbage was piled. What a guy!! November can’t come fast enough.
Tibetans.... I know it is not in line with your Buddhist beliefs and all that..... but NEXT TIME, try setting a few Chinese Government officials on fire - not yourselves.
There goes my tee time with the Dalai Lama....big hitter the Lama.
I recommend Mongolia. Supposedly the Ancestral home of the Native Americans. Even the music sounds similar.
Well, that’s going to piss the hippies off. Should be good for T-shirt and bumper sticker sales.
I was sorta hoping it would spread and the Hollywood elite Buddhists would show solidarity with their brothers in Tibet by burning themselves : )
So if you’re planning to summit Everest, you’re going to have to do it via the South Face.
Why are we (the US) still Free Trading with the Communist Chinese?
Unfortunately too many people support the Communist Chinese by continuing suicidal (Economically and politically) Free Trade with Communist China
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