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Tibet experiences another warm winter

LHASA, March 31 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region experienced another warm winter in 2017 with the average temperature up 2.1 Celsius degrees compared with previous years, according to the local meteorological authority Friday. From December to February, the average winter temperature in Tibet was 1.8 Celsius degrees below zero, …

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Tibet marks Serfs’ Emancipation Day

LHASA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Officials and thousands of members of the public gathered in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, on Tuesday to celebrate Serfs’ Emancipation Day. “I can proudly say that Tibet is full of vigor like never before. A hundred flowers are in bloom,” said …

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Tibet develops new highland barley breed

LHASA, March 29 (Xinhua) — Scientists in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have developed a new breed of highland barley that will boost the region’s grain yield. The average output of the new breed, “Dongqing No.18,” can reach 5,550 kg per hectare, 10 percent higher than that of the common …

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China to build new scientific observation station in Tibet

LHASA, March 30 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will build a new observation station in Tibet, to assist research and monitoring of the ecological system in the southeast of the autonomous region. The station, which will cover 2,600 square meters, is expected to be constructed this October …

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Pakistan Day observed

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Javed Ahmed Umrani, Charge d”Affaires (a.i.) of Pakistan hosted a reception on 23 March on the occasion of the Pakistan Day. Vice President Nandakumar Pun was the chief guest at the event. A large number of political leaders, high-ranking government officials, security chiefs, heads of the diplomatic missions, businessmen, journalists …

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Big data center to service companies in Tibet

LHASA, March 27 (Xinhua) — A cloud storage center will be built in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, to service investment and trade between Chinese companies and their counterparts in South Asia. Construction started on the center on Monday, with a total investment of 10.5 billion yuan …

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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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