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Rural tourism helps 32,000 shake off poverty in Tibet

LHASA, April 27 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region helped 32,000 people rise out of poverty by developing rural tourism last year, the regional tourism authorities said. More than 200 rural tourism scenic spots were developed last year, which had attracted over 9.35 million tourists, generating income up to …

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Movie on Chinese mountain climbers filmed in Tibet

SHANGHAI, April 25 (Xinhua) — A movie about Chinese mountain climbers tackling the world’s highest mountain, Qomolangma, was filmed in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the producer, Shanghai Film (Group) Corporation. Directed by Hong Kong action director Hark Tsui, “Climber” stars “The Wandering Earth” actor Wu Jing and …

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Delaying and obstructive tactics in transitional justice

By S. Chandrasekharan In the Human Rights Council at Geneva last month, Pradip Gyawali, Foreign Minister of Nepal made a grandiose statement that the transitional justice laws of Nepal will be amended as guided by the CPA (Comprehensive Peace Agreement), the Supreme Court Directives and international commitments. He also gave …

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India: Money rules the roost

By A Surya Prakash Although the use of muscle power to capture booths and intimidate voters belonging to vulnerable social groups has drastically come down in recent years, the percentage of candidates with criminal records still remains a matter of concern. But the bigger worry is money power. During a …

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Opera on ancient princess benefits Tibet

LHASA, April 23 (Xinhua) — An opera based on the life of a Tang Dynasty (618-907) princess has become a surprise hit in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The outdoor opera “Princess Wencheng” started in the capital city of Lhasa in 2013 and has been an important tourist attraction alongside …

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Tibet’s cultural industry sees sound development

LHASA, April 19 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region’s cultural industry has increased more than 10 percent in output value annually for five consecutive years since 2013, according to local cultural authorities. The output value of Tibet’s cultural industry grew from 2.4 billion yuan (about 358 million U.S. dollars) in 2013 …

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A new lease on life

Tibet embraces a course toward prosperity since democratic reform began 60 years ago By Lu Yan Sonam Dorjee and his family run a furniture cooperative in Khesum Village in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. With an annual income of more than 600,000 yuan ($89,300) from the cooperative, he is now …

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Indian false strategic narrative: Pakistan-India tension still remains

BY M ROSHAN Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on April 7, this year: “If Pakistan has credible intelligence reports that India is planning another act of aggression against its military action and to increase diplomatic pressure against Pakistan; India can create a new drama in occupied Kashmir on …

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First direct flights link Tibet, Inner Mongolia

HOHHOT, April 15 (Xinhua) –– North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday launched its first direct flight to Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China. The first flight on the route took off from Hohhot Baita International Airport at 7:45 a.m. and will have a stop-over in Xi’an, capital of …

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Tibet completes census on local operas

LHASA, April 12 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has completed a census report on local operas, according to the regional ethnic art research institute. The local operas of Tibet were divided into six categories — Sharpamani opera, Pargon opera, Qamdo Tibetan opera, Moinba opera, blue mask Tibetan opera …

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