Day: October 7, 2010

Another Day in Lhasa

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China / Chinese communist party / Cultural Politics

LHASA — As October advances, leaves scatter into Lhasa streets full of pilgrims weaving through the occasional knot of Han Chinese and foreign tourists.  According to today’s Tibet Business Daily [西藏商报] , since the National Day holiday started on October 1, the Tibet Autonomous Region [TAR/西藏自治区 ] welcomed 343,770 tourists, a large influx given the region’s relatively sparse population.  The figure, by the way, represents a 27.5% increase over last year’s tourist figures from the […]