China imposes tourist ban on Tibet
As reported by serveral sources, Chinese Government has banned the entry of foreign visitors to Tibet as the third anniversary of a bloody anti-government riot in 2008 approaches. Chinese travel agents organizing trips to Tibet have been ordered not to receive foreign visitors. China strictly limits access to Tibet by foreign tourists, requiring them to obtain special permits in addition to the Chinese visas and to travel in tour groups.
The ban coincides with harassments against foreign journalists who wanted to report about anti-government activities in Bejing.