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Chinese 70-year-old double amputee climber scales Qomolangma

KATHMANDU, May 14 (Xinhua) — Xia Boyu, 70, on Monday scaled the world’s highest peak Qomolangma as the first double amputee climber from the Nepali side, government officials confirmed. Till date, the only double amputee to summit Qomolangma is Mark Inglis from New Zealand, who had scaled the peak from …

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Thermal spring with rare gas found in Tibet

BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) — A thermal spring rich in the rare gas helium has been identified in Tibet Autonomous Region, and has the potential to be exploited, the Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday. Researchers from China and the United States believe the helium concentration could be as high …

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Tram for high-altitude region rolls off production line in China

QINGDAO, May 10 (Xinhua) — China’s first tram that will be used on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau rolled off the production line Wednesday in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. With a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour, the two-carriage tram is capable of carrying 168 passengers, according to its manufacturer CRRC …

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Tibetan NPC delegation wraps up visit to U.S.

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Xinhua) — A National People’s Congress (NPC) delegation of legislators from China’s Tibet Autonomous Region wrapped up its six-day visit to the United States on Monday. The delegation, led by Baima Wangdui, deputy of the People’s Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region and member of the Tibetan …

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New city inaugurated in China’s Tibet

LHASA, May 7 (Xinhua) — Nagqu in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region was officially reclassified as a city on Monday. Nagqu, previously a prefecture, officially became the city with the highest altitude in China. Nagqu has now become the sixth prefecture-level city in Tibet, following regional capital Lhasa, Qamdo, Xigaze, …

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Tibet’s tourism revenue up 47 pct in Q1

LHASA, May 7 (Xinhua) — Tibet has seen  dramatic growth in tourism revenue in the first quarter this year. From January to March, Tibet welcomed 1.06 million tourists, up 49.5 percent from a year ago. Total tourism revenue also rose 47 percent to 1.26 billion yuan (198 million U.S. dollars), …

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Harvest season for caterpillar fungus in China’s plateau region

XINING, May 7 (Xinhua) — About 1.2 million people — herdsmen, farmers, traders — have headed for the hills in northwest China’s Qinghai Province to dig caterpillar fungus. The worm grass, known in China as “winter-worm summer-grass,” is one of the most precious medical materials in traditional Chinese medicine, along …

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China opposes U.S. resolution on Tibet issue

BEIJING, April 27 (Xinhua) — China on Friday expressed opposition to a U.S. Senate resolution on the reincarnation of Dalai Lama, saying it has interfering in China’s internal affairs. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a question regarding Tibet issue …

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1,500 new words, expressions added to Tibetan vocabulary

BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) — Nearly 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to the Tibetan vocabulary. A national committee on standardization of the Tibetan language  released the words and expressions, which have largely emerged in  Mandarin Chinese since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China …

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Indian media focus on mutual trust at informal Xi-Modi summit

NEW DELHI, April 29 (Xinhua) — Indian newspapers on Sunday reported on the just-concluded informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi, with their focus on the two leaders’ pledge to enhance mutual trust. Major local English-language newspapers carried lead stories about the conclusion Saturday of …

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