Radio Free Asia-19 October 2021
(Reported by Sangyal Kunchok for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Tenzin Dickyi. Written in English by Eugene Whong.)
Nomads have been living traditional lifestyles for centuries but must now sign over their land to the state.
Chinese authorities are revoking permits for Tibetan nomads in Qinghai province to use their traditional grazing lands, under a 50-year-old agreement that transfers ownership to the state, sources in the area told RFA.
Many Tibetan nomads live almost in the same way that their ancestors centuries ago lived, by following and herding livestock on the Tibetan plateau’s lush grasslands.
The Chinese government agreed 50 years ago to allow local nomads near the town of Kyegudo in Kyegudo in the Yulshul (in Chinese, Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture to use their grazing land without interference, but now their time has expired. Continue reading