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West’s unease sprouts after lunar probe lands

BY YAN YUNMING Since China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander for the first time touched down on the mysterious far side of the moon on January 15, seeds carried by the spacecraft have sprouted, signaling the success of a unique biological experiment on the surface of earth’s only satellite. Notwithstanding some applause …

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Tibet to link all villages by road in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region aims to build and upgrade 4,500 km of rural roads to link all its townships and villages by the end of 2019, local authorities said Thursday. The move is expected to contribute to the ongoing poverty reduction campaign, especially in …

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Tibet’s service trade export exceeds 100 mln USD

LHASA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — The service trade export of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region exceeded 100 million U.S. dollars in 2018, authorities said Thursday. According to the regional department of commerce, service trade export rose 7.4 percent year on year last year. Service trade refers to the exchange of …

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Tibet’s highway mileage reaches 97,000 km

LHASA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Highway mileage in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region reached over 97,000 kilometers last year, the regional transport authority said Wednesday. Yumgye, head of the regional transportation department, said that the region invested more than 65 billion yuan (9.6 billion U.S. dollars) in transportation in 2018, …

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Fear rules the minds of law-abiding citizens

By Anup Sinha In today’s world of uncertainty, people seek secure and predictable lives. This is not easy to achieve since change comes rapidly and unexpectedly, and all are supposed to adapt. One implication of fast changes in society is that adapting becomes difficult owing both to the novelty of …

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A big year ahead for a more prosperous, open Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — Economy in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region remains upbeat as it has recorded double-digit GDP growth for 26 consecutive years. High-tech and digital industries, together with agriculture, tourism and culture, green industries and modern services, have become major industries, which contribute to high-quality growth in …

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Tibet to strengthen railway construction in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will continue to strengthen railway construction in 2019, according to the ongoing second session of the 11th People’s Congress of the region. The region will continue to enhance planning and construction on the Sichuan-Tibet Railway and improve related services. It …

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Tibet has 537 bilingual judges and backups

LHASA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — The number of judges and their backups that can speak Chinese and Tibetan has reached 537 in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the regional Higher People’s Court. Legal awareness is rising among local farmers and herdsmen, so legal cases in Tibet’s remote areas …

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Tibet vows to fight against separatism

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has taken a “clear-cut” stance against the Dalai Lama clique and resolutely safeguarded national security and core interests, a regional government official said Thursday. “Tibet has firmly curbed and cracked down on secession, infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces at …

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Tibet aims to eliminate absolute poverty in 2019

LHASA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has vowed to lift 150,000 people out of poverty and eradicate absolute poverty this year. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and a key year for the country to achieve its goal …

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