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Tibet’s tax revenue surges in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region reported a 31.9 percent rise in tax revenue last year, the fastest annual growth rate among all Chinese localities. Tibet’s tax revenue totaled 25.9 billion yuan (3.77 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, roughly 6.27 billion yuan more than in 2015, …

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Nepal saves millions by printing banknotes in China

KATHMANDU, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of the Himalayan nation, has received to store 24 million 1000-rupee currency notes printed and delivered by the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM). Before their storage, BhubanKadel, executive director of the Nepalese central bank, who oversees …

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Tibet’s capital market hits 22 bln USD in 2016

LHASA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — The capital market in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is prospering, with a market value far exceeding the region’s gross domestic product in 2016. Tibet’s 14 listed companies reported a total market value of 152.8 billion yuan (22 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of …

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It’s not just about H-1B

By C. Raja Mohan As President Donald Trump builds his political future on the American backlash against globalisation, Delhi has no reason to insist that it has the “right” to export cheap technical labour to the United States. Nor should the government want to make this question central to its …

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India needs positive nationalism, that unites rather than divides

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By Mark Tully The extraordinary protectionist start to Donald Trump’s presidency has brought nationalism to centre stage again — not that it has ever gone off stage in India since the troubles in the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on a charge of sedition. Both Trump …

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US campuses need to teach true history of Tibet

By Zhang Yi The University of California San Diego (UCSD) announced Thursday that the 14th Dalai Lama has been invited to address graduating students at commencement in June and speak at a second event on campus that will be open to the public. The announcement has triggered strong opposition from …

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Cold Start doctrine may not escalate India-Pakistan tensions

Some news outlets recently reported that General BipinRawat, India’s new army chief, acknowledged in an interview earlier this year the existence of Cold Start doctrine, which, according to India Today, is “developed by the Indian Armed Forces to put to use in case of a war with Pakistan,” and is …

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Tibet’s tourism makes progress

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — The tourism industry in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has reached a new height. During the Spring Festival holiday this year, about 310,000 tourists visited the region, an annual increase of 7.9 percent. Tourism revenue rose 9.3 percent year on year to 259 million yuan …

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Road to reach last two towns in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — A road will finally reach the last two towns in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region this year, according to a regional official. “All towns in the region will have highway access in 2017,” said SonamChosphel, an official with Tibet Transport Department. “Gyalasa and Gandeng in …

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