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Key state lab to research “Tibet’s bread & butter”

LHASA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has set up its first key state lab, bringing talent and funding to research barley and yaks on the plateau. The lab was co-constructed by the local Tibetan government along with the Ministry of Science and Technology, said TrinleyWangyel, director …

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Tibet goes cashless

LHASA, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) — While Tibet evokes images of ancient traditions for many tourists, out-of-towners are discovering they don’t have to give up modern conveniences when they travel in the far western region. A tourist from southeast China’s Fujian Province was pleasantly surprised to be able to pay through …

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Former Tibet legislator jailed for corruption

ZHENGZHOU, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Le Dake, a former senior legislator in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes on Friday. According to the court, Le was also fined 2 million yuan (290,000 U.S. dollars), and his illegal gains shall be recovered …

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Tibet reports robust growth in 2016

LHASA, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China reported 11.5-percent GDP growth this year, realizing the 24th straight year of double-digit growth. The plateau region’s GDP reached 114.8 billion yuan (16.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, while the growth target for the next year is exceeding 11 …

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E-commerce reaches remote county in Tibet

LHASA, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — Lhagyel’s house has been swarmed by villagers and relatives coming to catch a glimpse of his new refrigerator. Though it not the fridge that caught everyone’s attention, but how he managed to get the fridge from Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, to Medog …

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Digital photo exhibition on China’s Tibet kicks off in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) — A vivid photography exhibition on China’s Tibet kicked off Wednesday in Bangkok, attracting many to admire the photos and to experience beautiful Tibetan scenery with virtual reality headsets. “Digital Art Exhibition on Tibetan Cultural Heritage”, which is jointly held by Xinhua News Agency and China …

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Trade through quake-hit Gyirong port in Tibet surges

LHASA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — The total value of trade at the border port of Gyirong in Tibet from January to October exceeded 2.35 billion yuan (340 million U.S. dollars), a 20-fold increase year on year, Lhasa Customs said Monday. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, …

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New cargo service links Tibet, Nepal to boost trade

LHASA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) — Dozens of trucks carrying 19 million yuan (2.8 million U.S. dollars) worth of goods left the border port of Gyirong in Tibet after customs clearance on Friday, continuing the journey to their destination in Nepal. The new rail and road cargo service, linking Guangdong, Tibet …

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China on new “Long March” to deepening military reform

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, confers a military flag to Commander Liu Yuejun and Political Commissar Zheng Weiping of the Eastern Theater Command in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 1, …

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Chinese paper-making older than previously thought

NANJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — A Chinese archaeologist has announced new findings about an ancient scrap of paper, likely to be evidence of the earliest on record, dating 250 years before Cai Lun invented paper-making technology in China. The piece, about five centimeters long and two centimeters wide, was unearthed …

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