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1,200-year-old Buddha cliff carvings found in Tibet

LHASA, April 10 (Xinhua) — Newly discovered cliff carvings in eastern Tibet may offer a glimpse into Buddhist art and local history from 1,200 years ago. According to the regional cultural relics protection research institute, the discoveries dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom were found in Acur township in …

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Millions receive free medical exams in Tibet

LHASA, April 8 (Xinhua) — About 3 million people in the southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, about 90 percent of its population, received free medical examinations in 2017, according to the regional commission of health and family planning. Since 2012, the year the regional government launched the free medical examination …

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3,000-yr-old tombs unearthed in Tibet

LHASA, April 9 (Xinhua) — Archaeologists announced Monday that they have excavated tombs dating back some 3,000 years in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of nine tombs were found at ruins 10 km from the county seat of Zanda in Ali Prefecture, said Shaka Wangdui, an archaeologist with …

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Tibet lifts 1,705 villages out of poverty in 2017

LHASA, April 8 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region lifted 1,705 villages out of poverty last year, according to local authorities. A total of 150,000 people were pulled out of poverty last year, bringing the impoverished population in the region from 590,000 in 2015 to 330,000 last year. A …

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US-China trade war a sign of Trump’s risky brinkmanship

By Chen Chenchen US President Donald Trump is sending mixed signals on trade policies against China which seem self-conflicting. On Tuesday the Trump administration unveiled a list of more than 1,300 products imported from China that could receive a 25 percent tariff. However, just one day later Trump sent a …

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Pakistan, Tajikistan and CPEC

BY AMEEN REPUBLIC of Tajikistan, formerly part of the erstwhile Soviet Union, has an area of 143,100 square kilometers and a population of 7.5 million. This beautiful country borders with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan Afghanistan and China. It is separated from Pakistan by the Wakhan Corridor in north-eastern Afghanistan. This narrow strip …

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Chinese president to address 2018 Boao Forum

BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. The forum, scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, a coastal town in …

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India imperiling regional security

BY ARSHAD FOR well over a year Indian security forces are persisting with the violation of cease fire agreement of 2003. During 2017 Indian security forces fired across the LOC 1,900 times killing 254 people including civilians and soldiers deployed along the line. Since January till date more than 150 …

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US needs to consider human rights proposal of China

BY LIU LULU   A Chinese resolution calling for “mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights” was adopted by an overwhelming majority, 28:1, at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The US cast the only “no” vote on the resolution, with Western countries including Australia, …

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Indo-UK collusion in ‘Operation Blue Star’?

BY NAYAR The British government has rejected a petition by the Sikh community in London to make public all papers concerning Operation Blue Star. Margaret Thatcher, then British Prime Minister, was close to the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and reportedly helped her to plan the Indian military action …

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