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Tibet develops new highland barley breed

LHASA, March 29 (Xinhua) — Scientists in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have developed a new breed of highland barley that will boost the region’s grain yield. The average output of the new breed, “Dongqing No.18,” can reach 5,550 kg per hectare, 10 percent higher than that of the common …

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China to build new scientific observation station in Tibet

LHASA, March 30 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will build a new observation station in Tibet, to assist research and monitoring of the ecological system in the southeast of the autonomous region. The station, which will cover 2,600 square meters, is expected to be constructed this October …

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Pakistan Day observed

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Javed Ahmed Umrani, Charge d”Affaires (a.i.) of Pakistan hosted a reception on 23 March on the occasion of the Pakistan Day. Vice President Nandakumar Pun was the chief guest at the event. A large number of political leaders, high-ranking government officials, security chiefs, heads of the diplomatic missions, businessmen, journalists …

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Big data center to service companies in Tibet

LHASA, March 27 (Xinhua) — A cloud storage center will be built in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, to service investment and trade between Chinese companies and their counterparts in South Asia. Construction started on the center on Monday, with a total investment of 10.5 billion yuan …

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Trade through quake-hit Gyirong port in Tibet surges in 2016

LHASA, March 21 (Xinhua) — The total volume of trade at the border port of Gyirong in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region hit 3.4 billion yuan (490 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, a 4.5-fold increase year on year, Lhasa customs said Tuesday. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, …

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Airlines revenue up Tibet flights ahead tourist high season

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese airlines on Sunday revved up flights to Tibet Autonomous Region ahead of the annual tourist high season of summer and autumn. Tibet is linked to 30 domestic and foreign destinations including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Kathmandu by regular passenger air routes. Flights are suspended …

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Tibet to plant more forests

LHASA, March 24 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will plant more forests in the next few years, the regional department of forestry said Friday. The region’s average annual expansion forest cover is scheduled to surpass 60,000 hectares by 2020. A total of 55,000 hectares of forests were planted …

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China to conduct 2nd scientific survey on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — The government of Tibet Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences have agreed to launch a large-scale survey of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 40 years after the first was conducted. Scientists will set out in June to investigate changes in resources, ecology and the environment on …

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India’s growing frustration

By Jaml Despite the fact, India has failed to isolate Pakistan; it has had many setbacks during the last few months, and its frustration is obvious. Pakistan held naval exercise in which 37 countries took part including the US, Russia and China with the theme ‘Together for peace’, which is …

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