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Tibet’s former “village of beggars” prospering

LHASA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — From a beggars’ conclave to a boomtown, Paryu Village in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, has undergone a complete facelift over the past ten years. Located in northern Tibet, at 4,800 meters above sea level, Paryu has a harsh natural environment. In 1994, 73 people …

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Tourism booming in Tibet during holiday week

LHASA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region received about 216,400 tourists from home and abroad from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, the first four days of the week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, up 30.7 percent compared to the same period last year, the regional tourism development …

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India’s meddling in Maldives internal affairs triggers crisis

By Cheng Xizhong It is widely believed that the political crisis in Maldives has been precipitated by India’s interference in its neighbor’s internal affairs. As political upheaval broke out in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, New Delhi was quick to respond. “It is imperative for all organs of the government …

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Indian hierarchy system stifles development

BY DING GANG The Siasat Daily, an Indian Urdu language newspaper, posted on its English website a list of the number of VIPs in the world’s major countries. India tops the list with a staggering 579,092 VIPs, far more than the 435 in China and the 252 in the US. …

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Kashmir: the subcontinent’s unfinished dispute

BY RAHMAN The independence declared by the British government through India Independence Act 1947 will remain incomplete if the problem of Kashmir persists. Kashmiris have been fighting against the Indian occupation and sacrificing their lives. The bleak aspect of the problem is that the United Kingdom, the United States and …

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Suspicion over China’s Polar Silk Road rooted in misunderstanding

BY CHEN ZINAN On January 26, China’s State Council Information Office published a white paper – China’s Arctic Policy, which set out the country’s basic stance, policy goals, principles and major policies and positions regarding its engagement in Arctic affairs. The white paper is to “make the positioning clear.” China …

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Stable power supplied to China’s smallest township in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) –– With a population of only 32 in nine households, Yumai, China’s smallest township, now has a stable power supply, local township authority said. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas near the border with India, Yumai township is some 200 kilometers from the county seat …

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Tibet’s foreign trade rebounds in 2017

LHASA, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) –– Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region saw its foreign trade rebound in 2017. The total value of imports and exports in the region rose 13.9 percent to 5.885 billion yuan (934.4 million U.S. dollars) last year. Tibet’s foreign trade fell for two consecutive years following the …

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Differences between India, China likely to deepen: Narayanan

PTI: KOLKATA: Differences between India and China are likely to deepen and the Doklam standoff was not a one off incident, former National Security Advisor M K Narayanan said and cautioned that the differences may lead to “unexpected consequences”. Narayanan, while speaking at the international symposium ‘Indo-China relations — Resolving …

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India’s baseless opposition to CPEC

India’s constant opposition to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not affect the project in any way. It is purely a development project and there is no reason to restrain the development work in the disputed areas. India is reiterating that CPEC passes through the disputed area and is therefore …

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