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Folk arts booming in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — Folk arts are booming in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region as the number of county-level folk art groups rose by half over the past five years due to government support. Currently, the region has 74 county-level folk art troupes, compared with 51 in 2012, the …

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Tibet prefectures recognized for dark sky conservation

LHASA, March 5 (Xinhua) — Two prefectures in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been recognized for their conservation of dark skies. The China Conservation for Dark and Starry Sky in Ngari and The China Conservation for Dark and Starry Sky in Nagqu have been included in a world list …

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Tibet’s former “village of beggars” prospering

LHASA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — From a beggars’ conclave to a boomtown, Paryu Village in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, has undergone a complete facelift over the past ten years. Located in northern Tibet, at 4,800 meters above sea level, Paryu has a harsh natural environment. In 1994, 73 people …

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Tourism booming in Tibet during holiday week

LHASA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region received about 216,400 tourists from home and abroad from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, the first four days of the week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, up 30.7 percent compared to the same period last year, the regional tourism development …

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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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