China is to rebuild the earthquake-ravaged Tibetan border town near Nepal of Dram (Chinese: Zhangmu, Nepali: Khasa) and repopulate it entirely with settlers from mainland China, reported the official Nepali news service Kantipur Sep 8. As regards the area’s original Tibetan inhabitants, they will be moved some 200 km north to the city of Shigatse (Xigatse or Xigaze), the report added.
“It is understood that China wants to establish a new settlement at Khasa, and we are going to be relocated to Xigatse,” the report quoted an unnamed Khasa-based businessman as saying.
Following the devastating earthquake that hit central and eastern Nepal on Apr 25, China moved the residents of Dram, which was also severely affected, to Lhatse County, located some 300 km out of the border town.[Source]