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Tibet autonomous region (TAR) re-open to foreign tourists from Today (Jun 25).

An official named Tanor, the Tibet regional tourism administration deputy director, said two Swedish tourists would arrive in Lhasa on Wednesday. Four others from Singapore would come Sunday.

Travel agencies in the autonomous region stopped receiving tourists after the March. The tourism market reopened to domestic tourists on April 23 and tourists from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan on May 1.

Source: Xinhua

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May 16, 2008

33 tourists from the UK, the United States and France arrived in Chengdu, the Sichuan capital, yesterday after being evacuated by military helicopter from quake-hit Wolong. ( Map )

The tourists, who had been stranded since Monday in the town of Wenchuan, arrived just after 11 am. They were all said to be in good health.
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May 15, 2008

Chengdu -- More than 50 tourists were confirmed dead on Thursday in Jiuzhaigou, a tourist attraction in southwest China's quake-hit Sichuan Province ( Maps ), local officials said.
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Chinese officials say 31 British tourists have turned up unharmed in the area devastated by Monday's earthquake.

A Foreign Ministry statement said the group returned to the provincial capital Chengdu on Tuesday night from a visit to the Wolong nature reserve. ( Map )

It is not clear if the group is the same as the 19 Britons who were reported missing earlier.
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May 13, 2008

The deadly earthquake that rocked southwestern China and felt all across the country and beyond, has killed more than 10,000 people by early Tuesday, and the death toll is expected to climb as rescue efforts are intensifying.
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