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Tibet holds third tourism, culture expo with record global delegates

LHASA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — The third tourism and culture expo kicks off in Lhasa, capital of Tibet in southwest China, on Saturday. About 400 overseas guests, who were foreign ambassadors in China, diplomatic corps from Northeast Asia and South Asia, foreign journalists and overseas merchants from 15 countries and …

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After India-US pact, Pak reveals defence agreement with China

By Omer Farooq Khan ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cabinet has approved a long-term defence agreement with China, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. The Express Tribune reported that the approval was given after PM Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting in Lahore on July 15 upon his return from London. The revelation comes …

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China urges U.S. not to support “Tibet independence”

HANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping said Saturday that China hopes the United States would honor its commitment in Tibet-related issues and not support secessionist activities by “Tibet independence” forces. He made the remarks when meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the eve of a G20 …

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Shoton Festival begins in Tibet

LHASA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival began in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday. The Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet Festival, is a week-long extravaganza that has been held since the 11th century. It was originally a religious …

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India second most ‘unequal’ country: Report

By IANS NEW DELHI: India is the second most “unequal” country in the world after Russia, with millionaires controlling more than half of its total wealth, a report by Johannesburg-based wealth research firm New World Wealth said earlier this week. In India, 54 per cent of its wealth is controlled …

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Ignorance, colonial legacy divide India and China: Amitav Ghosh


Indifference and ignorance plague India’s relations with China but that could change with increasing people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, Indian author Amitav Ghosh has said. Ghosh, whose acclaimed Ibis Trilogy novels focus on the East India Company-led opium trade between India and China, finds the unfamiliarity surprising. “What is …

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New CPC chiefs of Hunan, Yunnan, Tibet appointed

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — Du Jiahao replaced Xu Shousheng as secretary of the Hunan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), according to an official statement on Sunday. Xu will no longer be a member of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee or its Standing Committee, the statement …

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Tibet wages war against plateau parasite

LHASA, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Medical workers from across China will carry out a survey in Tibet in an effort to control echinococcosis, also known as hydatid disease, a fatal parasitic tapeworm disease affecting China’s herding communities. A total of 920 doctors and medical workers, including 624 from Tibet and …

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G20 summit in China a new launchpad for global economy


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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