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Tibet dams river for its costliest hydro project

LHASA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — Tibet on Friday blocked a tributary of the YarlungZangbo River as part of its most expensive hydro project. The Lalho project on the Xiabuqu River in Xigaze, involves an investment of 4.95 billion yuan (740 million U.S. dollars), said Zhang Yunbao, head of the project’s …

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Panchen Lama carries out religious activities in Tibet

LHASA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu has performed a series of religious and social activities in Tibet Autonomous Region during the past two months. The Panchen Lama went to Ngor Monastery in Xigaze on Thursday, paying respects to Buddha and giving head-touch blessings to …

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Senior EP member impressed by Tibet’s modernization

By Zhai Wei, Song Ying BRUSSELS, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Although thin air forced him to inhale oxygen and made him unable to walk properly for two days, the recent trip to China’s southwestern autonomous region of Tibet has left a deep impression on Nirj Deva, a senior member of …

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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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