New Qinghai railroads to pass through sensitive Tibetan areas

Apr 22, 2011 No Commenti da

Plans for five new rail lines in Qinghai province, discussed on the sidelines of this year’s National People’s Congress March meeting in Beijing, include two routes through some of the most culturally significant areas of Tibet, and areas that remain under a security crackdown since widespread demonstrations across Tibet in 2008.

The rail lines are part of a huge network expansion program for the People’s Republic of China and, in conjunction with other major rail links planned for the Tibetan plateau, are likely to more dramatically impact Tibetan communities than the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which began operations in 2006 as the most high-profile symbol of Beijing’s ambitious plans to develop the western regions of the People’s Republic of China…

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