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Continuing the thread of news on China and massive new infrastructure developments there (see here and here), here is one on a railway in the clouds to Lhasa. | nytimes
Well, here's what the Dalai Lama has to say.
"Some kind of cultural genocide is taking place. In general, a railway link is very useful in order to develop, but not when politically motivated to bring about demographic change."
"Increasing numbers of ethnic Han Chinese have been moving to Tibet in recent years to work in construction and other booming government industries. Tibetans, working mostly in traditional pursuits such as farming and herding, are struggling to keep up amid what Amnesty International and other human rights groups have denounced as repression and racial bias." Read
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