Thursday, December 30, 2010

Six million tourists on the Roof of the World

Newly-wed Chinese tourists pose for a photo in Nyingchi Prefecture, Southern Tibet on December 2
The Nyingchi Prefecture, bordering Arunachal Pradesh receives several lakhs of tourists every year.
Can we imagine in 2011, Indian couples getting married in Tawang monastery, on the other side of the border?
It is probably too much to ask from the Ministries of Home Affairs and Defense.
India will preciously keep its 'British' Inner Line Permit system for the decades to come.
But think over it, the Chinese tourists in border areas, render a great service to the People's Republic of China, they subsidize the infrastructure which may be used against India one day.

Tourists to Tibet top 6 million annually
People's Daily Online
Ye Xin,
December 27, 2010 
In 2010, Tibet improved tourism-related infrastructure, promoted service quality on tourism and supported the fast growth of tourism. Tourists to Tibet have topped 6 million annually, and the number is expected to reach 6.8 million annually. The number of tourists has increased by 21.6 percent year on year, which is a record number of tourists.

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