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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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Floating courts on China’s Three Gorges Reservoir

CHONGQING, April 16 (Xinhua) — With a gavel strike on the table, a trial opened on a ferry in the waters of the Three Gorges Reservoir region in Gaoyang Township, southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. Inside the cabin, some 10 people sat upright, eyes falling on the passenger in the middle. …

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Boao Forum sets general tone for China’s economic approach

BY GEORGE N. The current juncture is awkward for the world economy. The decision of the US President Donald Trump to introduce protectionist sanctions and the tit-for-tat trade spat between Washington and Beijing are creating an unprecedented climate of uncertainty, at least in the years of operation of the World …

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1,200-year-old Buddha cliff carvings found in Tibet

LHASA, April 10 (Xinhua) — Newly discovered cliff carvings in eastern Tibet may offer a glimpse into Buddhist art and local history from 1,200 years ago. According to the regional cultural relics protection research institute, the discoveries dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom were found in Acur township in …

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Millions receive free medical exams in Tibet

LHASA, April 8 (Xinhua) — About 3 million people in the southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, about 90 percent of its population, received free medical examinations in 2017, according to the regional commission of health and family planning. Since 2012, the year the regional government launched the free medical examination …

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