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Tibet attracts unprecedented investment from central SOEs

LHASA, June 14 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is set to see a record influx of investment from central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as the region has signed cooperation agreements with 36 central SOEs for 347 projects. The agreements, inked Tuesday at a meeting on strategic cooperation in Lhasa, …

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Tibet offers loans to encourage start-ups

LHASA, May 24 (Xinhua) — A bank in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is providing loans of up to 2 million yuan (about 290,000 U.S. dollars) to start-ups. According to the Lhasa office of the People’s Bank of China, the policy will benefit individual start-ups and businesses set up with partners, …

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Tibet consumers enjoy quick delivery service

LHASA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Online consumers in Lhasa in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region now can receive delivery packages in one day, after the first e-commerce warehousing and logistics park in the region was opened. JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company, constructed the logistics park in Lhasa, covering nearly 10,000 …

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India skips OBOR, expresses displeasure

By Our Reporter India has been the only big economy that did not attend the “Belt and Road Forum” in Beijing. Instead, India criticised China’s global initiative, warning of an “unsustainable debt burden” for countries involved. When Chinese President Xi Jinping was hosting dozens of world leaders and senior officials …

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Tibet to improve maternal, infant mortality rates by 2020

LHASA, May 10 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will reduce maternal and infant mortality rates to under 80 per 100,000 and 12 per 1,000 respectively by 2020, local authorities said Wednesday. By 2020, the average life expectancy in the region is expected to reach 70 years. The mortality …

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Tibet’s tourists to take to the skies from August

LHASA, May 8 (Xinhua) — Tourists in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, will be able to enjoy helicopter tours from August this year. DawaPuncog, chairman of the Potala Tourism and Culture Group in Lhasa, said the first two helicopters will be delivered in June. The maiden flight …

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Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

LHASA, May 6 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure. In a circular released Friday, the regional forestry bureau said that any crossing at the Changtang National Nature Reserve (CNNR) will …

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Chinese scientists uncover variations of lakes on Qinghai-Tibet plateau

LHASA, May 9 (Xinhua) — Scientists have identified three distinct periods over the past four decades that feature notably different variations of lake area and volume on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Zhang Guoqing, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, was …

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Top researchers promote science in Tibet

LHASA, April 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese scientists will deliver about 30 lectures to teenagers in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to raise enthusiasm for the study of science. The Chinese Academy of Sciences lecture tour includes talks on biology, botany, electromagnetism, geophysics and medicine, and targets students of all ages …

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Tibet opens museum to commemorate 6th Dalai Lama

LHASA, April 27 (Xinhua) — A museum dedicated to the sixth Dalai Lama opened Thursday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The museum has collected over 100 publications, books and records of  the legendary spiritual leader and poet, said BasangNorbu, head of the association for TsangyangGyatso research. …

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