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Tree plantation projects improving environment in Tibet

LHASA, June 18 (Xinhua) — Ali Prefecture in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will invest over 70 million yuan (around 11 million U.S. dollars) on a tree planting project this year, local authorities said Monday. The project aims to plant trees on 2,267 hectares in the prefecture, according to the …

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Tibet relocates villagers living in high-altitude nature reserve

LHASA, June 18 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is carrying out its first relocation program for villagers living in high-altitude nature reserve, with around 1,100 villagers moving in their new homes on Monday. Residents from two villages located in Qiangtang national nature reserve at an altitude of more …

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Tibet to have universal broadband service

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) — Ninety-eight percent of administrative villages in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will have optical fibre communication thanks to a universal telecom service project. The target is expected to be accomplished by the end of this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Since …

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Tibetan antelope start annual migration to Hoh Xil

XINING, May 17 (Xinhua) — Pregnant Tibetan antelope have begun their annual migration to the heart of northwest China’s Hoh Xil nature reserve to give birth, according to the reserve’s management bureau. Around 6:30 p.m. on May 3, the first group of around 50 Tibetan antelope passed the Qinghai-Tibet highway …

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Tibetan medicine college approved to grant doctorates

LHASA, May 22 (Xinhua) — A college for Tibetan traditional medicine in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has been approved to grant doctorates, the college said. The Tibetan Traditional Medical College (TTMC), based in the regional capital of Lhasa, was approved by the academic degree commttee of the State Council, …

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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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