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Tibet welcomes 18th listed firm

LHASA, March 20 (Xinhua) — China’s securities regulator has approved the IPO application of a Tibetan securities firm, which will bring the number of listed companies to 18 in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Registered in the plateau region in 1997, China Lin Securities mainly offers securities transaction and investment …

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Reelection of Xi, Putin worries West

By Our Reporter Xi Jinping in China and Vladimir Putin in Russia were reelected as Presidents with a big margin of votes, sending ripples to the Western world.  The European and the US leaders were so shocked by the reelection of Putin that they had not even greeted him two …

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Tibet makes progress in poverty battle

LHASA, March 14 (Xinhua) — Herders who live at the foot of Mount Qomolangma are preparing for the coming mountain-climbing season in May. About 7,500 people live in the Zhaxizom Township in Dingri County of Tibet Autonomous Region, at the foot of the world’s highest mountain. Renting tents, as well …

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Tibet designates grain growing areas to ensure output

LHASA, March 16 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China has designated highland barley and wheat plantation areas to improve farming efficiency and ensure grain output. According to the regional agriculture and animal husbandry department, a total of 27,667 ha. in Lhasa, Xigaze and Shannan will start integrated farming …

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Tibet publishes rare books of King Gesar epic

LHASA, March 12 (Xinhua) –– Four more books on the Epic of King Gesar have been published, as part of efforts to preserve the 1,000-year-old epic, according to researchers in Tibet Autonomous Region. The Epic of King Gesar has about 200 episodes and is believed to be the one of …

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Tibet intensifies protection of environment

LHASA, March 8 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has invested heavily in protecting its environment over the past five years, the regional government said Thursday. The region has spent a total of 25.4 billion yuan (4 billion U.S. dollars) on eco-compensation to local residents for protecting the plateau’s …

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Highways to reach all townships in Tibet by 2020

LHASA, March 4 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet will strive to make highways reach all townships and administrative villages by 2020 in a bid to boost rural development, said the regional transport authorities. By 2020, all townships which meet necessary conditions and 80 percent of administrative villages would have access …

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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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