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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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A big year ahead for a more prosperous, open Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — Economy in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region remains upbeat as it has recorded double-digit GDP growth for 26 consecutive years. High-tech and digital industries, together with agriculture, tourism and culture, green industries and modern services, have become major industries, which contribute to high-quality growth in …

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Tibet to strengthen railway construction in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will continue to strengthen railway construction in 2019, according to the ongoing second session of the 11th People’s Congress of the region. The region will continue to enhance planning and construction on the Sichuan-Tibet Railway and improve related services. It …

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Tibet has 537 bilingual judges and backups

LHASA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — The number of judges and their backups that can speak Chinese and Tibetan has reached 537 in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the regional Higher People’s Court. Legal awareness is rising among local farmers and herdsmen, so legal cases in Tibet’s remote areas …

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