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Tibet marks 60th anniversary of democratic reform

LHASA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Representatives from various ethnic groups and walks of life gathered in the Potala Palace square in Lhasa Thursday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the campaign of democratic reform in Tibet. Tibet has made historic achievements and undergone tremendous changes since the democratic reform that …

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Xi Jinping and Tibet’s development

LHASA, March 28 (Xinhua) — China commemorated the 60th anniversary of democratic reform in Tibet Thursday, celebrating the region’s fast economic growth, stable society, favorable natural environment and progress in other sectors. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee with Comrade …

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Eco-safety barrier firmed up in Tibet

LHASA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region has made headway in the effort to build up the eco-safety barrier. Amid the campaign to step up ecological conservation and environmental protection in the past five years, Tibet invested 1.17 billion yuan (about 174 million U.S. dollars), rehabilitating 320,000 hectares of …

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Peach blossom festival opens in Tibet

LHASA, March 29 (Xinhua) — An annual peach blossom festival kicked off in the city of Nyingchi, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday, attracting visitors from home and abroad. Besides admiring the peach blossoms, a variety of activities including music and dance performances, folk costumes and ethnic custom exhibitions …

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Tibet experiences coldest winter in 19 years

LHASA, March 11 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has just experienced its coldest winter in 19 years, with seasonal average precipitation hitting record nearly four-decade highs, according to local climate authorities. Data from this year’s Winter Climate Bulletin of Tibet show that the average temperature of Tibet between …

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Industrial projects help 210,000 shake off poverty in Tibet

LHASA, March 12 (Xinhua) — A total of 210,000 people have been lifted out of poverty through industrial development projects in the past three years in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The regional poverty alleviation and development office said from 2016 to 2018 Tibet has poured nearly 29 billion yuan …

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Tibet sees small-scale border trade growth in 2018

LHASA, March 11 (Xinhua) — The volume of small-scale trade in border areas of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region topped 2.4 billion yuan (358 million U.S. dollars) last year, up by 4 percent year on year, according to local customs Monday. Small-scale border trade accounted for 50.8 percent of the …

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Political advisor calls for improved ecology observation on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) — A national political advisor Saturday called on authorities to improve the ecology and environment observation system of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Jiang Zuojun, vice chairperson of the Zhigong Party Central Committee, proposed to build a large ecological observation system and a national laboratory on environment and climate …

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Tibet builds 49 sewage treatment plants

LHASA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — A total of 49 sewage treatment plants are under construction in the Tibet Autonomous Region, in an effort to better protect “Asia’s water tower” — the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Construction of 25 plants was started this year, with a total investment of 630 million yuan (93 …

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Over 13,000 ancient books registered in Tibet: survey

LHASA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — About 13,700 ancient books have been registered in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region after a wide survey across the region starting from 2009, the regional ancient book protection center said Tuesday. So far, the survey has covered 1,160 ancient book collecting sites, including monasteries, museums, …

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