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China to conduct 2nd scientific survey on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — The government of Tibet Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences have agreed to launch a large-scale survey of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 40 years after the first was conducted. Scientists will set out in June to investigate changes in resources, ecology and the environment on …

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India over-sensitive on China’s engagement in South Asia

By Ai Jun At the invitation of the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka and Nepal, China’s State Councilor and Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan on Sunday embarked on a visit to the two South Asian countries. As observers started to predict that the tour could unnerve New Delhi, such analysis …

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Behind the “RAW” tirade

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By Subir Bhaumik Why would Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina fire a salvo like this ahead of her India visit in April by accusing Indian intelligence agency RAW and the US embassy of bringing down her government in 2001? Those who blame Hasina as pro-India may be shocked. BNP secretary …

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What’s driving China’s One Belt, One Road initiative?

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By Junhua Zhang Since 2013, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative has become the centrepiece of China’s economic diplomacy. The essence of OBOR is to promote regional and cross-continental connectivity between China and Eurasia. The ‘One Belt’ and ‘One Road’ refer to China’s proposed ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and …

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India’s growing frustration

By Jaml Despite the fact, India has failed to isolate Pakistan; it has had many setbacks during the last few months, and its frustration is obvious. Pakistan held naval exercise in which 37 countries took part including the US, Russia and China with the theme ‘Together for peace’, which is …

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Tibet’s poor build brighter future in new village

LHASA, March 1 (Xinhua) — Sanyou is not a traditional Tibetan village name. Translated as “three haves,” the name is shortened from “have health, house and jobs.” The new village is along a plateau river in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Its name reflects the heartfelt hopes of some …

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An aircraft repairman in Tibet

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) —  At 8 a.m., when he hears a passenger plane has landed at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Phuten rushes from his office to the tarmac with a stack of repair lists. Phuten, a Tibetan, 46, is an aircraft repairman at Gonggar airport, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. …

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Tibet to build 42,000 affordable houses in 2017

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will build 42,000 affordable houses this year to improve housing conditions of more than 100,000 people, local authorities said Monday. Tibet will speed up reconstruction of urban shanty towns this year and expand renewal areas into key towns, border ports and …

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