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Foreign reporters 'welcome' to visit Tibet soon, China says

Foreign reporters 'welcome' to visit Tibet soon, China says

After years of promises to open access to Tibet, Chinese officials suggested Monday that overseas reporters might be allowed to visit the highly restricted region as authorities plan events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region this year.

Two years after Communists won control of China in 1949, Mao Tse-tung’s troops marched into Tibet. Since then, Beijing has firmly controlled the area -- despite designating it as an autonomous region in 1965 – and has spent billions of dollars trying to integrate the sparsely populated expanse, which accounts for more than a quarter of China's landmass.

For decades, the region has witnessed a cycle of...