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Beijing won’t follow Washington’s footsteps in politics

BY SU TAN Western media have recently paid tremendous attention to China’s political system. Their reports and analyses have one thing in common: They observe the Chinese political system through a typically Western prism and on that basis draw their conclusions. China has indeed drawn upon advanced Western experiences, including …

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Strategic significance of CPEC

BY ALI The geographical location of a country determines its role in the world politics. It denotes that critically how beneficial or non-beneficial one country is to the others in terms of the social, economic and political aspects. Strategically, Pakistan is located at a very significant geo-strategic place on the …

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Why West does not understand ‘two sessions’

BY SONG LUZHENG The 2018 plenary sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are around the corner. The most important annual political meetings are known as “two sessions.” In times of globalization and the Internet, …

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Highways to reach all townships in Tibet by 2020

LHASA, March 4 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet will strive to make highways reach all townships and administrative villages by 2020 in a bid to boost rural development, said the regional transport authorities. By 2020, all townships which meet necessary conditions and 80 percent of administrative villages would have access …

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Folk arts booming in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — Folk arts are booming in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region as the number of county-level folk art groups rose by half over the past five years due to government support. Currently, the region has 74 county-level folk art troupes, compared with 51 in 2012, the …

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Tibet lifts 530,000 people out of poverty in 5 yrs

LHASA, March 2 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region had lifted 530,000 people out of poverty during the five years to 2017, the regional poverty relief office said Friday. At the end of 2017, about 330,000 Tibet residents still lived below the regional poverty line, defined as a per …

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Tibet prefectures recognized for dark sky conservation

LHASA, March 5 (Xinhua) — Two prefectures in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been recognized for their conservation of dark skies. The China Conservation for Dark and Starry Sky in Ngari and The China Conservation for Dark and Starry Sky in Nagqu have been included in a world list …

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