torsdag 31. desember 2015

What Could Happen If China Relaxes Its Grip on This Mountain Pass

A network of cameras now monitors China’s side of the Nangpa La pass, say Tibetan traders who used to cross it regularly. A series of guard towers manned by border patrol troops lines the way.The Nangpa La bridges the Himalayas between Tibet and Nepal. Chinese soldiers on this mountain pass shoot at anyone trying to sneak across, traders who attempted crossings after 2009 say. “It’s almost impossible to make it into Nepal,” said Karma Rinchen, additional secretary for the Tibetan government-in-exile’s Department of Security. “China is spending a lot of money to guard this border. Now there’s no way to get out.” Read more