Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 25, Jul 2017 10:05 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Parents of self immolator urge Tibetans to refrain from harming self
Dalai Lama to grace Golden Jubilee celebration of Dharamshala Tibetan settlement
Tibetan scholar Dungkar Rinpoche’s 20th death anniversary commemorated
Self immolator Choeying breathes his last
Exile Tibetans pray for Liu Xiaobo, self immolator Choeying’s recovery
Boston Red Sox signs first Tibetan baseball player
Dalai Lama congratulates India's President elect Kovind
Congressional committee overturns Trump’s proposal of zero funds for Tibetans
Mentseekhang cautions public against fake medicines sold under its brand
Tibetan nationalism based on altruism unique: Dr. Nagwang Phuntsog
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
China not to forcefully relocate Tibetan nomads of heritage site Hoh Xil
[Thursday, July 13, 2017 18:55]
By Tenzin Monlam

A Tibetan nomad in Hoh Xil. Photo-AFP
A Tibetan nomad in Hoh Xil. Photo-AFP
DHARAMSHALA, July 13: Chinese Foreign Ministry has claimed that the government has not and will not forcefully relocate anyone from Hoh Xil (Tibetan: Achen Gangyap) following concerns raised by Tibetan organizations.

The high-altitude plateau in Tibet, which was recently listed as world heritage site by UNESCO on July 7 is traditional grazing land for Tibetan nomads. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) had demanded more detailed examination of the nomination prior to inscription.

“The traditional nomadic life of Tibetans must be respected and guaranteed as a precondition for the inscription, with a land use plan that establishes the right of Tibetans to graze their animals,” the Washington DC-based NGO had said on July 7.

The Chinese foreign ministry yesterday said that its application documents for the status for the site shows its resolve to fully respect the wishes, traditional culture, religious beliefs and lifestyles of the nomadic people who live there.

“The Chinese government has not, is not and will not in the future do any forced evictions in the Hoh Xil nominated area,” it said in its statement sent to Reuters.

The Hoh Xil nature reserve, located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is home to over 200 animal species and it is now the China’s largest world natural heritage site covering 45,000 sq km.

The Tibet advocacy group fears that Hoh Xil will face a similar faith as that of the ‘Three Parallel Rivers’ protected area of Yunnan. Since the actual rivers were excluded from the defined protected area, that allowed China to construct hydro dam resulting in decline in wildlife population and difficulties for the local Tibetan population.

According to ICT, the inscription of Hoh Xil without further detailed assessment would effectively signify endorsement from the international cultural heritage body of China’s ambitious policies including the displacement of Tibetan nomads from their land and the criminalization of traditionally productive and sustainable activities such as pastoralism and gathering medicinal herbs.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetan rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk awarded the 2017 ‘Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage’
China not to forcefully relocate Tibetan nomads of heritage site Hoh Xil
Niece of Slain Tulku testifies before Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission’s hearing on Tibet
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement