When I traveled in Tibet last June/July/Aug, I saw the impressive scenes that leave visitors praising the beauty of the land.
I saw, also, some of the evidence of Tibet's history and the demise of the last half century.
steaming ahead June 30th 2006 A rather momentous event will happen tomorrow, July 1: China will officially open its railway to Tibet. It is a hugely contested issue and stands to benefit the Chinese more than Tibetans in many respects.
Most of the articles coming out of China laud the railway as a progressive step towards modernizing Tibet and building up its economy. However, given China's track record in economic deve ... read more