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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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China to build five more stations on Qinghai-Tibet railway

LHASA, June 15 (Xinhua) — Five more stations are to be added to the Qinghai-Tibet railway, said local authorities on Wednesday. Six other stations are to be renovated, said Wang Qing’an of the project command center. Environmental protection will be a top priority, with water sources protected and vegetation protected …

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China’s Tibet delegation visits Colorado

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DENVER, April 22 (Xinhua) — A Tibetan delegation of the National People’s Congress of China has visited Boulder and Denver in Colorado State to enhance friendship and communication. Heading the delegation, Qizhala, secretary of the Lhasa Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said that the friendship between …

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Qinghai-Tibet rest stops to encourage recycling

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XINING, April 24 (Xinhua) — Qinghai Province plans to open highway rest stops where motorists will be offered souvenirs in exchange for dropping off their garbage. The eight “green posts” along a 420-km stretch of the Qinghai-Tibet highway are intended to curb littering on the key artery. The rest areas …

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JICA’s seamless assistance for earthquake recovery and reconstruction

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To illustrate the overview of activities for reconstruction and rehabilitation after Nepal Earthquake by Government of Nepal with support from Japan and discuss on expediting the reconstruction, National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) organized ” Build Back Better and Resilience Workshop on 1 Year Memorial of …

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