ID card required for Tibet entry permit since March 2012
Tibet Autonomous region's border checkpoints would require all people entering Tibet to carry identification starting from March 1, announced by Qizala, secretary of the Lhasa municipal committee of the Communist Party of China.
Qizala has ordered tightened security in the city amid an "arduous" fight with the Dalai Lama group, local media reported Wednesday.
Qizala warned local officials that Lhasa is a top priority in terms of maintaining stability in Tibet, as it is often chosen by overseas separatists as a prime target for sabotage and infiltration.
The official said officials should be clearly aware of the "arduous, complex, and tough" nature of the fight against the Dalai Lama group and should always plan ahead in order to take the upper hand in the situation.
He ordered officials to tighten management of the city's migrant population by changing housing rental, household registration, and transitory residential permit issuance policies.