Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tibet Nomads: China intensifies resettlement

China Intensifies Resettlement of Tibetan Nomads
Michael Lipin, Washington (VOA, Aug. 28, 2009)

The Chinese government announced this week that it has moved about 50,000 Tibetan nomads out of a nature reserve in the west of the country as part of a resettlement program that began in 2005. Beijing says the program is meant to protect the ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. But Tibetan activists accuse the Chinese government of destroying an ancient nomadic culture that treats the environment with respect. More>>

Nomad village settlement in Darlag County, Golok Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China (VOA/File).