It remains to be seen how much longer Google and Google.Cn will be accessible in China and Tibet for. Several hours ago, a Twitter user in Lhasa posted this:
It is unclear from this Tweet, however, whether the Google search results are filtered or not. At the same time that the Chinese internet may seem more free today than yesterday (for now), High Peaks Pure Earth has been monitoring the state of Tibetan-language blog hosting sites that have been inaccessible for the last two weeks.
The error message for Tibet123 in Chinese reads: ????????? – You are not authorised to view this page.
However, the most alarming page belongs to TibetTL that is reported as an attack site:
When clicking for more information, Google shares this advisory:
High Peaks Pure Earth has even had problems linking to the TibetTL page on our Twitter as it was identified immediately as malware:
All of the above blogsites contain Tibetan language articles and posts previously translated into English by High Peaks Pure Earth. The Tibetan cyberspace continues to disappear… check back here on High Peaks Pure Earth for updates.
It is here! Available in paperback and hardcover (and soon in open access). Currently says it is available for pre-order, but I have reports that people have books arriving at their houses. Thanks @UWAPress for making this happen, and @RubinMuseum for the cover art.
"Beyond the Skies," whose executive producer is the noted Tibetan auteur Pema Tseden, takes a unique approach to an old subject, and is unlike any Chinese war film you've seen. Review by @Amarsanaa__:
"This book pushes back [...] and shows that Tibetans are active creators of the urban world," explains Andrew Grant @angrant_1, author of The Concrete Plateau: Urban Tibetans and the Chinese Civilizing Machine.