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Dance drama The Railway to Tibet returns to stage

BEIJING, May 1 (Xinhua) — Chinese dance drama “The Railway to Tibet” returns to the stage of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from May 1 to 11, in commemoration of the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. Produced by NCPA, the drama is themed …

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World’s highest highway tunnel open to traffic in Tibet

LHASA, April 26 (Xinhua) — The world’s highest highway tunnel was open to traffic on Friday at an altitude of over 4,750 meters above sea level in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The two-way tunnel is over 5.7 km long, which is a part of the 400-km highway linking the …

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Rural tourism helps 32,000 shake off poverty in Tibet

LHASA, April 27 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region helped 32,000 people rise out of poverty by developing rural tourism last year, the regional tourism authorities said. More than 200 rural tourism scenic spots were developed last year, which had attracted over 9.35 million tourists, generating income up to …

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Movie on Chinese mountain climbers filmed in Tibet

SHANGHAI, April 25 (Xinhua) — A movie about Chinese mountain climbers tackling the world’s highest mountain, Qomolangma, was filmed in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the producer, Shanghai Film (Group) Corporation. Directed by Hong Kong action director Hark Tsui, “Climber” stars “The Wandering Earth” actor Wu Jing and …

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Opera on ancient princess benefits Tibet

LHASA, April 23 (Xinhua) — An opera based on the life of a Tang Dynasty (618-907) princess has become a surprise hit in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The outdoor opera “Princess Wencheng” started in the capital city of Lhasa in 2013 and has been an important tourist attraction alongside …

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Tibet’s cultural industry sees sound development

LHASA, April 19 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region’s cultural industry has increased more than 10 percent in output value annually for five consecutive years since 2013, according to local cultural authorities. The output value of Tibet’s cultural industry grew from 2.4 billion yuan (about 358 million U.S. dollars) in 2013 …

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First direct flights link Tibet, Inner Mongolia

HOHHOT, April 15 (Xinhua) –– North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday launched its first direct flight to Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China. The first flight on the route took off from Hohhot Baita International Airport at 7:45 a.m. and will have a stop-over in Xi’an, capital of …

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Tibet completes census on local operas

LHASA, April 12 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has completed a census report on local operas, according to the regional ethnic art research institute. The local operas of Tibet were divided into six categories — Sharpamani opera, Pargon opera, Qamdo Tibetan opera, Moinba opera, blue mask Tibetan opera …

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Tracklayer witnesses transportation expand in Tibet

LHASA, April 6 (Xinhua) — Braving freezing snow and wind, Wang Quanquan inspects a railway construction site in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, and takes pictures of workers laying the tracks. Such an inspection is a routine repeated two or three times a day. Wang works for China Railway 11 …

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Tibet Airlines opens first intercontinental route

JINAN, April 8 (Xinhua) –– Tibet Airlines on Monday launched its first intercontinental air route linking Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, and Finnish capital Helsinki. The first flight on the route took off from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport on Monday afternoon, which also marked the opening of the …

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