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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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3,000-yr-old tombs unearthed in Tibet

LHASA, April 9 (Xinhua) — Archaeologists announced Monday that they have excavated tombs dating back some 3,000 years in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of nine tombs were found at ruins 10 km from the county seat of Zanda in Ali Prefecture, said Shaka Wangdui, an archaeologist with …

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Tibet lifts 1,705 villages out of poverty in 2017

LHASA, April 8 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region lifted 1,705 villages out of poverty last year, according to local authorities. A total of 150,000 people were pulled out of poverty last year, bringing the impoverished population in the region from 590,000 in 2015 to 330,000 last year. A …

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Chinese president to address 2018 Boao Forum

BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. The forum, scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, a coastal town in …

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Tibet makes progress in poverty battle

LHASA, March 14 (Xinhua) — Herders who live at the foot of Mount Qomolangma are preparing for the coming mountain-climbing season in May. About 7,500 people live in the Zhaxizom Township in Dingri County of Tibet Autonomous Region, at the foot of the world’s highest mountain. Renting tents, as well …

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Tibet designates grain growing areas to ensure output

LHASA, March 16 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China has designated highland barley and wheat plantation areas to improve farming efficiency and ensure grain output. According to the regional agriculture and animal husbandry department, a total of 27,667 ha.in Lhasa, Xigaze and Shannan will start integrated farming from …

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