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An aircraft repairman in Tibet

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) —  At 8 a.m., when he hears a passenger plane has landed at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Phuten rushes from his office to the tarmac with a stack of repair lists. Phuten, a Tibetan, 46, is an aircraft repairman at Gonggar airport, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. …

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Tibet to build 42,000 affordable houses in 2017

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will build 42,000 affordable houses this year to improve housing conditions of more than 100,000 people, local authorities said Monday. Tibet will speed up reconstruction of urban shanty towns this year and expand renewal areas into key towns, border ports and …

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Tibet’s 2nd largest airport terminal starts operation

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) — The second-largest airport terminal in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region started operation Monday. The new terminal, the sixth to open in Tibet, is located at NyingchiMainling Airport. It covers an area of 10,300 square meters and will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 …

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India should have an open mind toward CPEC

By Yu Ning Many observers consider the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) an important opportunity, not only for the potential economic benefits it brings to China and Pakistan, but also because it allows greater cooperation among nations in the region. Yet, it has made neighboring India apprehensive. Indian Foreign Secretary S …

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Sikhs cry for justice

By Chandio SINCE 1984, countless Sikhs have been killed in India. The roots of the Sikh dilemmain India are very complex with the main factors being inadequate recognition of Sikhism as a separate religion and the Punjabi language coupled with mistreatment from the successive Indian governments since its formation in …

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NDS-RAW behind Lahore terror attack

By Sajd At least 13 people were killed and 85 injured on February 13, this year when a suicide bomber struck outside the Punjab Assembly on the Mall Road in the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan during a peaceful protest of the chemists and pharmacists against a new law. Seven …

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Bangladesh Embassy observes Mother Language Day

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By Our Reporter The Embassy of Bangladesh in Kathmandu observed the ‘ShaheedDibas’ and ‘International Mother Language Day’ on 21 February with due solemnity and pageantry.  The Mission organized a day-long programme to commemorate the day which began with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery by …

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Switzerland’s denial of ‘Tibet’ nationality a blow to separatists

By Cui Hongjian The “Tibetan-in-exile” community in Switzerland has found it more difficult to obtain an official identification of Tibetan refugee since Berne revised its immigration policy and asked those Tibetans to change their nationality to China in July 2016. Swiss media said recently that the approval rate for this …

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Delhi will suffer losses if it plays Taiwan card

By Yu Ning Source At a time when new US President Donald Trump has put the brakes on challenging China over the Taiwan question, agreeing to change course and respecting the “one China” policy, India stands out as a provocateur. A female “parliamentary” delegation from Taiwan, at the invitation of …

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Nepali ministers, officials speak highly of development in China’s Tibet

KATHMANDU, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — Nepali officials on Friday highly praised development in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and stressed the need to replicate those development models in this Himalayan country. Attending a special function to mark the Chinese Tibetan Losar organized by the Chinese embassy, Nepali ministers and government officials …

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