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Tropical area in southern Tibet receives record number of tourists

LHASA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — About 4.95 million tourists visited the city of Nyingchi in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first 11 months of 2017, up 18.94 percent year on year, authorities said Tuesday. Tourism revenue during the past 11 months increased by 15.6 percent year on year …

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Snow leopards spotted for first time in eastern Tibet

LHASA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) — Images of snow leopards were caught for the first time in eastern parts of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of 20 infrared cameras installed at a 100 square kilometers area in the Nujiang River valley captured footage of the cats several times since …

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Annual passenger volume of Tibet’s Gonggar Airport hits record high

LHASA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The annual passenger throughput of Gonggar Airport in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region surpassed 3.5 million on Dec. 6, according to the region’s civil aviation authorities. It marked an increase of nearly 11 percent year on year. The steadily growing tourist arrivals in Tibet were …

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Residents mobilized to protect environment in Tibet

LHASA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) — Residents of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been mobilized for government-paid patrolling jobs to protect the ecosystem on the “roof of the world.” The regional environmental department said on Monday that the government has created 620,000 jobs for forest wardens, patrollers in water source …

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Tibet to build, upgrade over 1,900 public toilets

LHASA, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will build or upgrade more than 1,900 public toilets in the next two years, local authorities said Tuesday. The facilities will be scattered in scenic areas, counties, townships and villages, and built near roads, gas stations and in commercial zones, …

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World learns of the CPC’s successes

By Song Luzheng The Communist Party of China (CPC) in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-level Meeting is being held in Beijing this Thursday to Sunday. The meeting is a truly global affair, with more than 200 parties and political organizations from over 120 countries having registered for the event. …

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Sky burial goes even “greener” in Tibet

LHASA, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) — For centuries, it has been custom in Tibetan culture to leave their dead exposed on mountaintops so that they can be eaten by scavenging birds. The ritual is known as a sky burial and is seen as an environmentally friendly way of parting with the …

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Tibet’s oldest palace under renovation

LHASA, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — China has allocated a total of 10 million yuan (1.5 million U.S. dollars) to renovate Yumbu Lakhang, which is believed to be the oldest building in Tibet Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday. According to Champa Tsering, head of the cultural relics bureau in the …

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Number of motor vehicles up 73 pct over past five years in Tibet

LHASA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) — The number of vehicles in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has rocketed up 73.1 percent over the past five years to 457,000, regional traffic authorities said. Since late 2012, the number of drivers has also increased by 85.5 percent to nearly 420,000, according to figures …

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India-US nexus: impact on CPEC

EVIDENCE suggest that the geopolitical influence Pakistan holds in the South Asian region and its growing economic power via CPEC has by all means become an envious concern in the eyes of international establishment whose players do not want to see a stable Pakistan since it may emerge as a …

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