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Dam proposed to stop desertification in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese environmentalists are advocating a dam to prevent the desertification in the frozen soil area in Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve in Qinghai province, an isolated region in the northwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and an UNESCO World Heritage, China Daily reported Monday. The …

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Looking after road to Tibet

XINING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — Every night around midnight, Yu Benfan hears the long whistle of a passenger train from Lhasa as it whooshes through Wangkun station, comforting him and his fellow workers. Just before dawn, not far from Chumar River station in the hinterland of the Kunlun Mountains, incessant …

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Tibet border regulation expanded

An updated border regulation which specifies the areas under its coverage in Tibet took effect on Sunday, amid a growing incidence of separatist and terrorist activities. The designated border areas under the new regulation now include land ports, trade zones and scenic spots, expanding the scope of the old regulation …

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Tibet sees first wedding behind bars

LHASA, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — An inmate at a prison in Lhasa has become the first person to get married behind bars in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the prison said. The prisoner is a 34-year-old man serving a sentence for robbery at the regional prison. The facility did not release …

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Retail sales of consumer goods soaring in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — The retail sales of consumer goods in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is expected to exceed 50 billion yuan (about 7.46 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018. The regional bureau of commerce said retail sales of consumer goods hit 54.58 billion yuan in the first 11 …

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China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has first 5G base station

XINING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau recently had its first 5G base station opened in the city of Xining, Qinghai Province, according to the Qinghai subsidiary of telecom firm China Mobile. The service was opened last week. Currently, part of the city’s downtown area is covered by 5G …

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Tibet to link all villages by road in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region aims to build and upgrade 4,500 km of rural roads to link all its townships and villages by the end of 2019, local authorities said Thursday. The move is expected to contribute to the ongoing poverty reduction campaign, especially in …

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Tibet’s service trade export exceeds 100 mln USD

LHASA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — The service trade export of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region exceeded 100 million U.S. dollars in 2018, authorities said Thursday. According to the regional department of commerce, service trade export rose 7.4 percent year on year last year. Service trade refers to the exchange of …

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Tibet’s highway mileage reaches 97,000 km

LHASA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Highway mileage in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region reached over 97,000 kilometers last year, the regional transport authority said Wednesday. Yumgye, head of the regional transportation department, said that the region invested more than 65 billion yuan (9.6 billion U.S. dollars) in transportation in 2018, …

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