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On the great Asian highway


BY SYED MUNIR KHASRU One of the key non-military issues that does not just bedevil India-China relations but also significantly affects many countries in the region is the inability of the two Asian giants to communicate, cooperate and coordinate on matters of regional trade and connectivity which could have benefited …

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BRI: The project that will change our world


BY SHAMAS UR REHMAN TOOR The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has been a much talked about project in recent years. Its scale is unprecedented. The initiative will not only improve intra-Asia connectivity but also enhance the link between Asia, Europe and Africa. The initiative will impact 65 countries (or …

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Tibet to have universal broadband service

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) — Ninety-eight percent of administrative villages in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will have optical fibre communication thanks to a universal telecom service project. The target is expected to be accomplished by the end of this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Since …

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Tibetan antelope start annual migration to Hoh Xil

XINING, May 17 (Xinhua) — Pregnant Tibetan antelope have begun their annual migration to the heart of northwest China’s Hoh Xil nature reserve to give birth, according to the reserve’s management bureau. Around 6:30 p.m. on May 3, the first group of around 50 Tibetan antelope passed the Qinghai-Tibet highway …

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Tibetan medicine college approved to grant doctorates

LHASA, May 22 (Xinhua) — A college for Tibetan traditional medicine in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has been approved to grant doctorates, the college said. The Tibetan Traditional Medical College (TTMC), based in the regional capital of Lhasa, was approved by the academic degree commttee of the State Council, …

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Fears of second Cold War misplaced

BY ZHANG TENGJUN Sino-US relations have been on a downswing this year. Some believe that a “Cold War II” between China and the US is coming. The two countries, they think, are competitive in their strategic goals. To be specific, China aims for its rejuvenation, while US President Donald Trump …

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Chinese 70-year-old double amputee climber scales Qomolangma

KATHMANDU, May 14 (Xinhua) — Xia Boyu, 70, on Monday scaled the world’s highest peak Qomolangma as the first double amputee climber from the Nepali side, government officials confirmed. Till date, the only double amputee to summit Qomolangma is Mark Inglis from New Zealand, who had scaled the peak from …

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Thermal spring with rare gas found in Tibet

BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) — A thermal spring rich in the rare gas helium has been identified in Tibet Autonomous Region, and has the potential to be exploited, the Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday. Researchers from China and the United States believe the helium concentration could be as high …

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Tram for high-altitude region rolls off production line in China

QINGDAO, May 10 (Xinhua) — China’s first tram that will be used on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau rolled off the production line Wednesday in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. With a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour, the two-carriage tram is capable of carrying 168 passengers, according to its manufacturer CRRC …

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Tibetan NPC delegation wraps up visit to U.S.

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Xinhua) — A National People’s Congress (NPC) delegation of legislators from China’s Tibet Autonomous Region wrapped up its six-day visit to the United States on Monday. The delegation, led by Baima Wangdui, deputy of the People’s Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region and member of the Tibetan …

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