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Tibet’s 2nd largest airport terminal starts operation

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) — The second-largest airport terminal in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region started operation Monday. The new terminal, the sixth to open in Tibet, is located at NyingchiMainling Airport. It covers an area of 10,300 square meters and will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 …

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Bangladesh Embassy observes Mother Language Day

By Our Reporter The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu observed the ‘ShaheedDibas’ and ‘International Mother Language Day’ on 21 February with due solemnity and pageantry.  The Mission organized a day-long programme to commemorate the day which began with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery by …

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Nepali ministers, officials speak highly of development in China’s Tibet

KATHMANDU, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — Nepali officials on Friday highly praised development in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and stressed the need to replicate those development models in this Himalayan country. Attending a special function to mark the Chinese Tibetan Losar organized by the Chinese embassy, Nepali ministers and government officials …

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Deng’s legacies continue to inspire China across the years

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. As can be seen from the Internet, many Chinese remember the day and are spontaneously commemorating Deng, one of the greatest men of the last century. Deng was one of the most distinguished politicians of the …

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Tibet completes environmental monitoring networks

LHASA, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet has completed its water, air and soil monitoring networks and enhanced law enforcement to better protect environment, said a local official. Twenty-three automatic air quality monitoring stations have been set up in major regional cities and along the Qinghai-Tibet railway, said CeringYangzom, …

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Tibet’s tax revenue surges in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region reported a 31.9 percent rise in tax revenue last year, the fastest annual growth rate among all Chinese localities. Tibet’s tax revenue totaled 25.9 billion yuan (3.77 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, roughly 6.27 billion yuan more than in 2015, …

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Nepal saves millions by printing banknotes in China

KATHMANDU, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of the Himalayan nation, has received to store 24 million 1000-rupee currency notes printed and delivered by the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM). Before their storage, BhubanKadel, executive director of the Nepalese central bank, who oversees …

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Tibet’s capital market hits 22 bln USD in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — The capital market in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is prospering, with a market value far exceeding the region’s gross domestic product in 2016. Tibet’s 14 listed companies reported a total market value of 152.8 billion yuan (22 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of …

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US campuses need to teach true history of Tibet

By Zhang Yi The University of California San Diego (UCSD) announced Thursday that the 14th Dalai Lama has been invited to address graduating students at commencement in June and speak at a second event on campus that will be open to the public. The announcement has triggered strong opposition from …

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Tibet’s tourism makes progress

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — The tourism industry in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has reached a new height. During the Spring Festival holiday this year, about 310,000 tourists visited the region, an annual increase of 7.9 percent. Tourism revenue rose 9.3 percent year on year to 259 million yuan …

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