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Tibet’s broadband users up 50 pct

LHASA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — The number of broadband users in southwest China’s Tibet increased by 50 percent in 2016 to reach 383,000 from 255,000 in 2015. At the end of last year, broadband reached 44 percent of Tibet’s families, according to Tibet Regional Telecommunications Bureau on Thursday. The region …

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Nepal-China joint venture airline starts operations in two new destinations

KATHMANDU, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Himalaya Airlines, a China-Nepal joint venture airline company announced on Tuesday it would fly to two destinations, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon, in its scheduled flights as it is receiving its second aircraft. Currently, the airlines has been conducting scheduled flights operations to Doha, Qatar and …

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Pakistan hands over dossier on ‘India’s interference’ to UN chief

Pakistan has handed over a dossier on India’s alleged “interference” in the country to new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in “restraining” India from such activities. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador MaleehaLodhi delivered the dossier on “India’s interference and terrorism …

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China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — China is working to set up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet Autonomous Region to detect the faintest echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang. Construction has started for the first telescope, code-named Ngari No.1, 30 …

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Tubo period petroglyphs found in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Eight stone inscriptions found in Mangkam County in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been confirmed as dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago, the county cultural relics bureau said Sunday. The bureau along with the county tourist bureau and …

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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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