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Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

LHASA, May 6 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure. In a circular released Friday, the regional forestry bureau said that any crossing at the Changtang National Nature Reserve (CNNR) will …

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Chinese scientists uncover variations of lakes on Qinghai-Tibet plateau

LHASA, May 9 (Xinhua) — Scientists have identified three distinct periods over the past four decades that feature notably different variations of lake area and volume on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Zhang Guoqing, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, was …

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Top researchers promote science in Tibet

LHASA, April 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese scientists will deliver about 30 lectures to teenagers in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to raise enthusiasm for the study of science. The Chinese Academy of Sciences lecture tour includes talks on biology, botany, electromagnetism, geophysics and medicine, and targets students of all ages …

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Tibet opens museum to commemorate 6th Dalai Lama

LHASA, April 27 (Xinhua) — A museum dedicated to the sixth Dalai Lama opened Thursday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The museum has collected over 100 publications, books and records of  the legendary spiritual leader and poet, said BasangNorbu, head of the association for TsangyangGyatso research. …

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Why is China-Russia-India strategic triangle not viable now?

By Zhang Yi According to Indian media, China has turned down a Russian proposal to bring defense ministers of India, Russia and China together on one platform which was scheduled to take place later this month. Source media reports claimed that Beijing took this decision keeping the sensitivities of Pakistan …

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Book on Nepal releases in Beijing

By Ajaya Aloukik in Beijing A book about Nepal entitled “Word on the Scenery-Nepal” was released amidst a function in Beijing on Saturday, 16 April. The book is a pictorial diary of writer Luo Yi Ding, who visited Nepal in 2012. Writer and artist Luo said that the book is …

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Tibet’s airport now able to accommodate large planes overnight

LHASA, April 12 (Xinhua) — Konggar Airport in Tibet, one of the highest-altitude airports in China, was able to accommodate a Tibet Airlines wide-body Airbus 330 aircraft overnight for the first time, the airline announced Wednesday. The 3,600-meter-high airport in Lhasa was able to accommodate the plane after the airline’s …

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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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