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Tubo period petroglyphs found in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Eight stone inscriptions found in Mangkam County in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been confirmed as dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago, the county cultural relics bureau said Sunday. The bureau along with the county tourist bureau and …

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Xi’s New Year speech offers peaceful development vision


By Wen Dao In his New Year’s address, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked of China’s resolve to develop peacefully and determination to protect sovereign integrity, warning saboteurs that the “Chinese people will never allow anyone to get away with making a great fuss about it.” Western media have taken this …

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Key state lab to research “Tibet’s bread & butter”

LHASA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has set up its first key state lab, bringing talent and funding to research barley and yaks on the plateau. The lab was co-constructed by the local Tibetan government along with the Ministry of Science and Technology, said TrinleyWangyel, director …

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America’s democracy has become illiberal


By Fareed Zakaria Two decades ago, I wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs that described an unusual and worrying trend: the rise of illiberal democracy. Around the world, dictators were being deposed and elections were proliferating. But in many of the places where ballots were being counted, the rule of …

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Rajnath blames Pakistan for nothing

By Kuldip Nayar Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Pakistan is again trying to divide India on the basis of religion. He conveniently forgets history. Pakistan was a consequence, not the cause. The society was divided and both Hindus and Muslims had reached a point of no return. Consequently, …

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Tibet goes cashless

LHASA, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) — While Tibet evokes images of ancient traditions for many tourists, out-of-towners are discovering they don’t have to give up modern conveniences when they travel in the far western region. A tourist from southeast China’s Fujian Province was pleasantly surprised to be able to pay through …

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Former Tibet legislator jailed for corruption

ZHENGZHOU, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Le Dake, a former senior legislator in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes on Friday. According to the court, Le was also fined 2 million yuan (290,000 U.S. dollars), and his illegal gains shall be recovered …

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Tibet reports robust growth in 2016

LHASA, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China reported 11.5-percent GDP growth this year, realizing the 24th straight year of double-digit growth. The plateau region’s GDP reached 114.8 billion yuan (16.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, while the growth target for the next year is exceeding 11 …

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India: Major Human Rights violator in South Asia

By Hanif ALTHOUGH India claims itself to be the largest democracy in the world, but its track record on human rights violations of minorities, especially Sikhs and the people of Jammu and Kashmir is highly disappointing. India has failed all efforts of the United Nations Security Council UNSC) to implement …

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