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G20 summit in China a new launchpad for global economy

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For a world economy mired in a prolonged downturn, the G20 summit next month could be the light at the end of the tunnel. Eight years after the global financial crisis, the recovery remains slow and fragile. The current global economic growth environment is mediocre, featuring rising unemployment, soaring debt, …

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Shoton Festival to be held in Tibet

LHASA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is planning a host of cultural events for an upcoming traditional festival in the regional capital Lhasa. The Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet Festival, is a week-long extravaganza that has been held since the 11th century. It …

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Tibet to hold 3rd tourism, culture expo

LHASA,Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Tibet will hold its third tourism and culture expo on Sept. 10 to 16 in the regional capital Lhasa. About 1,500 officials, experts and representatives will attend the Third China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo, said Wang Wenpei, deputy head of the expo organizing committee on …

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Tibet receives over 6.8 mln tourists in H1

LHASA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — More than 6.8 million Chinese and foreign tourists visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first half of 2016, up 31.9 percent year on year, authorities said Thursday. Tourism revenue during the period increased by 32.1 percent year on year to 7 billion yuan …

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Foreign experts marvel at rapid development of Tibet

LHASA, July 10 (Xinhua) — Foreign researchers and journalists attending the Forum on the Development of Tibet have been awestruck by what they have seen in the regional capital Lhasa. The Tibetan miracle is the result of massive effort by the Chinese government to foster productive enterprises, said Mewati Sitaram …

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Panchen Lama to give rare Buddhist ritual in Tibet

LHASA, July 12 (Xinhua) — Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu will give an important four-day Buddhist ritual known as Kalachakra in Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in Xigaze, southwest China’s Tibet, later this month. The temple and the Buddhist Association in Xigaze jointly announced on Tuesday that the Kalachakra service will last …

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US announces expansion of trade preferences for LDCs

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Washington, D.C. – The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced the Annual Product Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This measure adds new duty-free status for travel goods – such as luggage, backpacks, handbags, and wallets – for Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs), including Nepal. …

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Tourism booms on plateau after 10 years of Qinghai Tibet Railway

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LHASA, June 23 (Xinhua) — Tuotuohe River Station maybe small but it is an important stop along the Qinghai-Tibet railway, the world’s highest altitude train line, which links the Tibetan capital Lhasa in southwest China and Xining, capital of Qinghai in the northwest. Tuotuohe is about 4,000 meters above sea …

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U.S. does not support “Tibet independence”: Kerry

BELGRADE, June 18 (Xinhua) — The United States maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China and does not support the independence of Tibet, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. During a telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Kerry said the U.S. policy on …

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China to accelerate Tibet’s clean energy development

LHASA, June 17 (Xinhua) — China will speed up the development of clean energy in Tibet Autonomous Region from 2016 to 2020, under the principle of “putting the environment first,” according to an energy official. The initiative will boost the local economy and increase strategic reserves of clean energy, Nur …

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