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Tibet’s tax revenue surges in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region reported a 31.9 percent rise in tax revenue last year, the fastest annual growth rate among all Chinese localities. Tibet’s tax revenue totaled 25.9 billion yuan (3.77 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, roughly 6.27 billion yuan more than in 2015, …

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Nepal saves millions by printing banknotes in China

KATHMANDU, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of the Himalayan nation, has received to store 24 million 1000-rupee currency notes printed and delivered by the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM). Before their storage, BhubanKadel, executive director of the Nepalese central bank, who oversees …

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Tibet’s capital market hits 22 bln USD in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — The capital market in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is prospering, with a market value far exceeding the region’s gross domestic product in 2016. Tibet’s 14 listed companies reported a total market value of 152.8 billion yuan (22 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of …

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US campuses need to teach true history of Tibet

By Zhang Yi The University of California San Diego (UCSD) announced Thursday that the 14th Dalai Lama has been invited to address graduating students at commencement in June and speak at a second event on campus that will be open to the public. The announcement has triggered strong opposition from …

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Tibet’s tourism makes progress

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — The tourism industry in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has reached a new height. During the Spring Festival holiday this year, about 310,000 tourists visited the region, an annual increase of 7.9 percent. Tourism revenue rose 9.3 percent year on year to 259 million yuan …

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Road to reach last two towns in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — A road will finally reach the last two towns in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region this year, according to a regional official. “All towns in the region will have highway access in 2017,” said SonamChosphel, an official with Tibet Transport Department. “Gyalasa and Gandeng in …

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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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