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Accross the Himalayas

China opens astronomical science popularizing base in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — The plaque for astronomical science popularization base was unveiled at the Ngari Observatory in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region Tuesday. The base, which stands 5,100 meters above the sea level, is designed to be a unique center for astronomical science popularization and education by taking …

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Tibet’s major airport receives 4 million passengers this year

LHASA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, the capital city of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has received a record 4 million passengers so far this year, local aviation authorities said Monday. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Tibet office, passenger volume at Gonggar Airport, …

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Qinghai-Tibet Plateau receives biggest early winter snow in 57 years

XINING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Continuous snow has swept Qinghai Province in northwest China since the start of November, accumulating record high precipitation in the region’s 57 years of history of meteorological records. Snow accumulation between Nov. 2 and 7 has reached 18 cm on the ground in Dulan County, …

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Three captive African lion cubs survive on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

XINING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Three six-month-old captive African lions have survived the extreme environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a new record for those breeding the species on the plateau, according to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wild Zoo that bred the animals. “The three female cubs, two of them being twins, …

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Tibet received over 30 million tourists in first 9 months

LHASA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — Tibet received 31.025 million tourists from home and abroad in the first nine months this year, a year-on-year growth of 29.9 percent, according to data released by the Commission of Tourism Development of Tibet Autonomous Region. Meanwhile, Tibet’s total tourism revenue reached 44.94 billion yuan …

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Water level in Tibet barrier lake rises

LHASA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — Water levels are rising in a barrier lake formed following a landslide in the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. According to the local disaster relief headquarters, the amount of water in the lake had reached 550 million cubic meters as of …

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Panchen Lama completes Buddhist activities in Tibet

LHASA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu returned to Beijing on Tuesday after three months of Buddhist activities in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region where he visited Buddhist sites and conducted rituals. During the three months, the Panchen Lama visited several monasteries, held Buddhist activities …

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Norbu Tenzin, Tibet’s master of tsampa

LHASA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) — In Xigaze, the hometown of highland barley in southern Tibet, southwest China, Norbu Tenzin has been widely known as the master of tsampa. Each year, the watermill he runs in Guire Village of Gadong Township, Bainang County generates a revenue of more than 40 million …

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Courts in Tibet use new technologies to better serve farmers, herders

LHASA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) — Courts in northwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have started using new technologies such as voice recognition and big data to offer better services for people living in remote areas. Statistics show that 80 percent of cases handled in primary courts in Tibet involve farmers and …

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Beidou navigation system serves Tibet

LHASA, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) — Beidou, a domestically engineered satellite navigation system of China, started to serve its second largest provincial region of Tibet on Monday. A Beidou-supported information platform made a debut in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is expected to provide services in disaster alert and …

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