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Tibet sets up tourism data center

LHASA, June 11 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has set up a data center for tourism and traffic information, the local tourism authority said Monday. The center will allow tourists to access online information from regional tourism, transportation, railway and civil aviation departments, as well as offer hotel …

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Over 150 invasive species discovered in Tibet

LHASA, June 11 (Xinhua) — Scientists have found over 150 unsafe invasive species in Tibet Autonomous Region after two years of research. Led by Tibet’s regional institute of plateau biology, the research team found over 130 invasive plants including crofton weed, and more than 20 invasive animals in the region, …

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Tibet to build three more airports

LHASA, June 8 (Xinhua) — Tibet plans to build three new airports to promote tourism and economic growth. The airports will be in Shannan, Xigaze and Ali, according the regional government and the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Construction of the three airports, all above the altitude of 3,900 meters, …

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Populations of endangered species increase in Tibet

LHASA, June 7 (Xinhua) — Tibet’s Ali Prefecture has seen its population of protected animals increase because of 20 years of conservation work, local forestry authorities claimed Thursday. The Forestry Bureau of Ali Prefecture said Class-I protected animals were doing well, including the Tibetan antelope with a population that has …

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SCO can help build a community of shared future

By Wang Haiyun The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, which was held over the weekend in Qingdao, Shandong Province, has drawn worldwide attention. This year’s meeting concluded with a series of joint statements and guidelines to ramp up cooperation on national security, trade and economy, cultural communication and international interactions. …

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India’s embattled democracy

BY HARTOSH SINGH BAL A fair and independent electoral process, an independent judiciary, a Parliament with a noisy opposition, a relatively free press and an army that has stayed away from politics have defined India since it adopted its Constitution in 1950. India stood apart in the developing world as …

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Crushing Kashmiris under armoured vehicle

BY MUHAMMAD AS a new strategy to defeat the freedom movement in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian security forces have started driving armoured vehicles wildly into the protesting crowds. Such an incident happened on June 1, 2018 at Srinagar, the capital of IOK, where an armoured vehicle of Indian security …

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B&R has rich potential in Latin America

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) and it is acting as an important driving force for China’s relations with Latin America. What has the initiative achieved in Latin America? How should China deal with the hurdles when implementing BRI in the region? Global …

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Tibet spends 1.1 bln yuan on ecological conservation in 2017

LHASA, June 5 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region spent more than 1.1 billion yuan (171 million U.S. dollars) on ecological conservation projects in 2017, the regional environmental bureau said Tuesday. The projects range from grassland, wetland and wildlife protection to construction of nature reserves and afforestation. In 2009, …

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