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Trade through quake-hit Gyirong port in Tibet surges in 2016

LHASA, March 21 (Xinhua) — The total volume of trade at the border port of Gyirong in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region hit 3.4 billion yuan (490 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, a 4.5-fold increase year on year, Lhasa customs said Tuesday. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, …

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Airlines revenue up Tibet flights ahead tourist high season

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese airlines on Sunday revved up flights to Tibet Autonomous Region ahead of the annual tourist high season of summer and autumn. Tibet is linked to 30 domestic and foreign destinations including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Kathmandu by regular passenger air routes. Flights are suspended …

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Tibet to plant more forests

LHASA, March 24 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will plant more forests in the next few years, the regional department of forestry said Friday. The region’s average annual expansion forest cover is scheduled to surpass 60,000 hectares by 2020. A total of 55,000 hectares of forests were planted …

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China to conduct 2nd scientific survey on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — The government of Tibet Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences have agreed to launch a large-scale survey of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 40 years after the first was conducted. Scientists will set out in June to investigate changes in resources, ecology and the environment on …

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India’s growing frustration

By Jaml Despite the fact, India has failed to isolate Pakistan; it has had many setbacks during the last few months, and its frustration is obvious. Pakistan held naval exercise in which 37 countries took part including the US, Russia and China with the theme ‘Together for peace’, which is …

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Tibet’s poor build brighter future in new village

LHASA, March 1 (Xinhua) — Sanyou is not a traditional Tibetan village name. Translated as “three haves,” the name is shortened from “have health, house and jobs.” The new village is along a plateau river in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Its name reflects the heartfelt hopes of some …

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An aircraft repairman in Tibet

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) —  At 8 a.m., when he hears a passenger plane has landed at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Phuten rushes from his office to the tarmac with a stack of repair lists. Phuten, a Tibetan, 46, is an aircraft repairman at Gonggar airport, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. …

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Tibet to build 42,000 affordable houses in 2017

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will build 42,000 affordable houses this year to improve housing conditions of more than 100,000 people, local authorities said Monday. Tibet will speed up reconstruction of urban shanty towns this year and expand renewal areas into key towns, border ports and …

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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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