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Stable power supplied to China’s smallest township in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) –– With a population of only 32 in nine households, Yumai, China’s smallest township, now has a stable power supply, local township authority said. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas near the border with India, Yumai township is some 200 kilometers from the county seat …

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Tibet’s foreign trade rebounds in 2017

LHASA, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) –– Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region saw its foreign trade rebound in 2017. The total value of imports and exports in the region rose 13.9 percent to 5.885 billion yuan (934.4 million U.S. dollars) last year. Tibet’s foreign trade fell for two consecutive years following the …

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OBOR’s connect deters US-India supremacy

BY SYED BEIJING’S resonating OBOR’s global connect- which makes US and India worrisome- faces a strong resistance by them. Both Washington and New Delhi are fearful of China’s growing influence via OBOR—connecting the soft power’s intercontinental or globalised dots. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has dismissed United States (US) criticism that …

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Shanghai to send 1.1 mln tourists to Tibet

SHANGHAI, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Shanghai will send 1.1 million tourists to Tibet in the next three years as part of an action plan to aid the development of the remote southwestern region. The plan was signed by the Shanghai and Tibet tourism authorities on Friday. Shanghai has been supporting …

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2018: China to grow stronger in chaotic world

The year 2018 has come. What shall we expect? Let’s start with international affairs. First of all, we hope China’s international neighborhood and the Taiwan Straits can remain peaceful. It will also be a crucial year for the Korean Peninsula as we may find some clues to solve the nuclear …

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Oldest Buddhist stele discovered in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Archeologists in Tibet Autonomous Region believe the ninth century Purang stele to be the oldest in the region. Shargan Wangdue, of Tibet Cultural Relics Protection Institute, said the stele was discovered in Ngari prefecture in northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The stele is …

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Record number of air passengers in Tibet for 2017

LHASA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region saw a record 4.51 million air passengers in 2017, up 11.9 percent from the previous year, the regional civil aviation administration said. Tibet’s civil aviation industry has been growing rapidly, becoming an important driver for the regional economy. The plateau region has …

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Christmas-ban debate in China misses big picture

Monday was Christmas. Many Chinese department stores are launching Christmas-themed promotions, enriching commercial streets across China with the atmosphere of Christmas. This has become common place in China’s commercial areas every year-end. Some news has circulated that individual cities and universities were banning Christmas, which has attracted the attention of …

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Tibet tops publication sales growth in China

BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — The sales of publications in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region surged by over 84 percent in 2016, according to a report made public on Tuesday. The report, published by the Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China, said although Tibet topped the country in terms …

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Tropical area in southern Tibet receives record number of tourists

LHASA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — About 4.95 million tourists visited the city of Nyingchi in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first 11 months of 2017, up 18.94 percent year on year, authorities said Tuesday. Tourism revenue during the past 11 months increased by 15.6 percent year on year …

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