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Shanghai to send 1.1 mln tourists to Tibet

SHANGHAI, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Shanghai will send 1.1 million tourists to Tibet in the next three years as part of an action plan to aid the development of the remote southwestern region. The plan was signed by the Shanghai and Tibet tourism authorities on Friday. Shanghai has been supporting …

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2018: China to grow stronger in chaotic world

The year 2018 has come. What shall we expect? Let’s start with international affairs. First of all, we hope China’s international neighborhood and the Taiwan Straits can remain peaceful. It will also be a crucial year for the Korean Peninsula as we may find some clues to solve the nuclear …

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Education can be effective channel to bring China, India closer

BY LIU LULU China receives more Indian students than the UK, according to India’s TNN. New Delhi ranks among the top 10 nations sending the highest number of students to Chinese varsities, the report claimed, adding that China has now become another most favored country of international students after the …

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What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations?

More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say BY LESLIE WAYNE OXFORD, England — From the comfort of his country estate in Oxford, a distant relative of the Russian literary giant Tolstoy says he has the perfect solution for what ails the United States. America, he declares, needs a monarchy. In fact, …

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Trump’s NSS report

BY MUHAMMAD DONALD Trump’s premier National Security Strategy (NSS), announced on 18 December, 2017 is beset with the new wave of criticism. NSS report instead of co-existence and harmony, caused consternations for other states including the US allies. The report sees China and Russia as rival states, eroding the US …

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Outdated geopolitical mindset hinders India’s development

BY HUANG DEKAI The first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue in Beijing in the recent past focused on mutual political trust and reconciliation, development cooperation and connectivity, security and counter-terrorism. The joint press release issued said that Beijing and Islamabad are willing to discuss extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to …

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Oldest Buddhist stele discovered in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Archeologists in Tibet Autonomous Region believe the ninth century Purang stele to be the oldest in the region. Shargan Wangdue, of Tibet Cultural Relics Protection Institute, said the stele was discovered in Ngari prefecture in northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The stele is …

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Polls in neighborhood pose fresh challenges for India

BY INDRANI BAGCHI Even as S Jaishankar makes way for Vijay Gokhale to take over as foreign secretary, India is bracing for a fresh set of challenges as every country in India’s neighbourhood goes in for elections over the next 16 months with some incumbents looking shaky. Nepal was first …

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Agricultural Bank of China debuts facial recognition withdrawal in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — The Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) has introduced facial recognition technology at its automatic teller machines (ATM) in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. According to ABC’s branch in Tibet, by the end of 2017, 20 ATMs with facial recognition technology had been installed, with 14 …

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