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All 13 trapped in Thai cave rescued

By Our Reporter All 12 members of a boy’s football team and their coach were rescued, after being trapped in a cave in Thailand for 18 days. The Thai navy Seals, had run the rescue operation, the success to rescue the boys was termed a miracle. Saving 13 persons from …

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Trump’s agenda behind revoking racial quotas

BY WANG CONGYUE The Trump administration said in early July that it was abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of promoting diversity in universities, known as affirmative action. It stands against considering race as a factor in the admissions process, proposing race-neutral and merit-based methods. This decision matters to whether students …

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US-India nexus potential threat to peace

BY KIRAN MODI-led Indian government is essentially anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan as is evident from the persecution of the Indian Muslims, reign of terror let loose by the Indian security forces against the people of Kashmiri, persistent cross-border firing along the LOC, bellicose blustering by the Indian ministers and generals and …

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EU-China Summit to support open, rules-based system

BY HANS DIETMAR SCHWEISGUT In times of geopolitical uncertainties, the 20th EU-China summit will be an opportunity to show that our cooperation is important not only for Europe and China, but also for the rest of the world. We must support and strengthen the open, rules-based system of global governance, …

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Remote sensing identifies permafrost risks on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LANZHOU, July 10 (Xinhua) — Chinese scientists are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and thermal infrared remote-sensing technology to monitor permafrost changes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, providing early warning of geological risks in major engineering projects. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is home to large stretches of permafrost, which supports many engineering …

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Tibet sees fast growth in online retail sales

LHASA, July 10 (Xinhua) — The volume of online retail sales in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region grew by 29.22 percent year on year in 2017, the regional commerce department said on Tuesday. Online retail sales totalled 2.28 billion yuan (about 345 million U.S. dollars) last year, the department said. …

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Tibet trains over 300 Thangka painters

LHASA, July 14 (Xinhua) — An academy in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has trained more than 300 painters of Thangka, a traditional Tibetan Buddhist art form. Since 2012, Tibet Thangka Painting Academy in Lhasa has trained students from low-income families free of charge to help preserve the cultural heritage. …

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An Indian pilgrim’s journey in Tibet

LHASA, July 5 (Xinhua) — Anuj Gupta was one of the first Indian pilgrims to travel to this sacred mountain and lake for this year’s annual pilgrimage in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Donning sports clothes and a windbreaker to keep him warm in the severe high-altitude weather, Gupta arrived …

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13 Tibetan language software programs launched in Tibet

LHASA, July 6 (Xinhua) — Thirteen Tibetan-Chinese translation and Tibetan language input software programs were launched Friday in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, to promote the modernization of Tibetan language processing, the developer said. China Ethnic Languages Translation Bureau (CELTB) said the programs include a Tibetan to Chinese and …

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Tibet’s bottled water output rises

LHASA, July 9 (Xinhua) — Productions of bottled drinking water in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has increased steadily, local authorities said. Last year, 800,000 tonnes of water was bottled, up 30 percent year on year, but well short of the target of 1 million tonnes, according to the regional …

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