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Tibetans have natural rights to clean energy

By Wen Dao  A report about environmental protection in Tibet was released yesterday, compiled by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) after an investigation and evaluation of a variety of construction projects for ecological preservation that were launched and built from 2008 to 2014. The report concludes that years of …

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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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Last 100 days in South Asian history

By Mazhar Javed A hundred daysafter our region began to witness disturbing developments in early July, now is an opportune time to take a stock of the water that has passed under the bridge in these eventful days. Beginning with heightened level of protests for freedom in Indian Occupied Kashmirsince …

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‘Belt and Road’ initiative points to brighter globalization

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By Jean-Pierre Raffarin The history of the Silk Road sparks numerous aspirations for the ancient route. Hadrian, the Roman Emperor depicted by French writer Marguerite Yourcenar, was fascinated with the flourishing commerce and trade along the ancient Silk Road. The “Belt and Road” initiative put forward by Chinese President Xi …

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BRICS sustainable development crucial

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The 8th BRICS Summit took place over the weekend in Goa, India. It has been seven years since the first BRIC Summit was held in 2009. What is the group’s role in global governance? What challenges does it face and how should the five countries further enhance their cooperation in …

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