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Air China launches direct Beijing-Lhasa flights

BEIJING, China - Air China officially launched direct daily rotations between Beijing and Lhasa on December 15, the first time that direct scheduled flights between the two cities are available.

Exclusive flight from Lhasa, China to Kathmandu, Nepal

In 2002, Nepal became a tourist destination for Chinese people through Air China, and today there are 70 times more Chinese tourists visiting the country since then.

Official sources: Lhasa to reopen for foreign tourists

Beijing - More than three months after it was shut to the outside world following the worst anti-government protests in two decades, the Tibetan Capital Lhasa would soon be reopened for foreign tourists, local officials said.

China: Dalai Lama caused riots to damage Olympics

CHENGDU, China (AP) — China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of orchestrating the recent anti-government riots in Tibet in a bid to mar the Beijing Olympics and overthrow the area's communist leaders.

Tibet a no-go zone as tourists hole up in hotels

For the few remaining foreigners in Tibet, most of Lhasa has become a no-go zone. Soldiers have filled the streets ahead of a deadline set by China for all demonstrators to turn themselves in by the end of Monday.

Security forces swarm Lhasa, tourists ordered out

BEIJING (AP) - Security forces swarmed Tibet's capital, ordered tourists out and enforced a strict curfew as Beijing gambled that a crackdown on violent protests against Chinese rule would not bring an international boycott of the Summer Olympics.