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Britain urged to honor its commitments on Tibet

BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — China on Friday urged Britain to live up to its commitments with China on Tibet. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks when asked to comment on a meeting between Lobsang Sangay, the “prime minister” of the “Tibetan government in exile,” and John Bercow, …

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Tibet covered by 88.2 mln hectares of grassland

LHASA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — A census of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region shows that 88.2 million hectares of the area is grassland, but over 26 percent of it suffers from degradation. The grassland in the region can produce 77.9 million tonnes of fresh grass each year and can carry …

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Tibet unveils new Tibetan language input software

LHASA, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — New Tibetan-language input software was released in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday. The software was developed by a speech and language laboratory at Tibet University. With Tibetan-language speech and handwriting recognition technology, the software provides more convenient and accurate input methods for Tibetans. …

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Latvian photojournalist’s exhibition on Tibet opens in Riga

RIGA, Oct.8 (Xinhua) — A photo exhibition featuring pictures taken by Latvian photojournalist Janis Laizans in Tibet has been unveiled here Friday. The exhibition, named “Seven Days in Tibet”, has a collection of 30 pictures shot by Laizans during his trip to China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the summer. A …

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Tibet still among world’s best regions in environment

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — An environmental protection project in Tibet is taking shape, and beginning to bring about improvements, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced Wednesday. “Tibet has one of the best quality environments in the world,” said Wang Haizhou, vice chairman of Tibet autonomous regional government. The …

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Tibet receives 21 mln tourists in past 9 months

LHASA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — About 21 million Chinese and foreign tourists visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first three quarters of 2016, up 20.4 percent year on year, authorities said Tuesday. Tourism revenue during the past nine months increased by 25.9 percent year on year to 28.7 …

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China International Strategy Review 2016 released

China International Strategy Review 2016, an annual academic publication from the Institute of International and Strategic Studies (IISS) under Peking University, was released recently at a forum held by the IISS. Since its founding in 2008, the China International Strategy Review has earned recognition from readers for its objective and …

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Latvian photojournalist’s exhibition on Tibet opens in Riga

RIGA, Oct.8 (Xinhua) — A photo exhibition featuring pictures taken by Latvian photojournalist Janis Laizans in Tibet has been unveiled here Friday. The exhibition, named “Seven Days in Tibet”,  has a collection of 30 pictures shot by Laizans during his trip to China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the summer. A …

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Tibet receives 21 mln tourists in past 9 months

LHASA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — About 21 million Chinese and foreign tourists visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first three quarters of 2016, up 20.4 percent year on year, authorities said Tuesday. Tourism revenue during the past nine months increased by 25.9 percent year on year to 28.7 …

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Tibet dams river for its costliest hydro project

LHASA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — Tibet on Friday blocked a tributary of the YarlungZangbo River as part of its most expensive hydro project. The Lalho project on the Xiabuqu River in Xigaze, involves an investment of 4.95 billion yuan (740 million U.S. dollars), said Zhang Yunbao, head of the project’s …

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