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Tibet border regulation expanded

An updated border regulation which specifies the areas under its coverage in Tibet took effect on Sunday, amid a growing incidence of separatist and terrorist activities. The designated border areas under the new regulation now include land ports, trade zones and scenic spots, expanding the scope of the old regulation …

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CPEC potential for IOR

M ROAHSN THE Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. It includes a wide variety of races, cultures, and religions. The level of political stability, the quality of governance, demographic pressures, ethnic and sectarian tensions, and the pace of economic growth …

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Another Canadian misstep on China over Huawei

BY SHAWN RAYSON Many Canadians became aware of the firing of Ambassador to China John McCallum, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday. McCallum’s dismissal came after he told the Toronto Star, that “if (the US) drops the extradition request, that would be great for Canada.” McCallum already stirred public opinion …

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Tibet sees first wedding behind bars

LHASA, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — An inmate at a prison in Lhasa has become the first person to get married behind bars in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the prison said. The prisoner is a 34-year-old man serving a sentence for robbery at the regional prison. The facility did not release …

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Retail sales of consumer goods soaring in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — The retail sales of consumer goods in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is expected to exceed 50 billion yuan (about 7.46 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018. The regional bureau of commerce said retail sales of consumer goods hit 54.58 billion yuan in the first 11 …

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China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has first 5G base station

XINING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau recently had its first 5G base station opened in the city of Xining, Qinghai Province, according to the Qinghai subsidiary of telecom firm China Mobile. The service was opened last week. Currently, part of the city’s downtown area is covered by 5G …

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Pandora’s Box in the Internet era

BY EINAR TANGEN THE Internet was originally conceived as an open, global information highway connecting a new kind of global community without borders, a place where free exchange of ideas could not be regulated. Unregulated information and communication would spread knowledge, understanding, and enlightenment, which would usher in a new …

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Refutation of the right to self-determination and Republic Day

BY M ROSHAN THE Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on …

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