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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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Tibet to transmit 1 bln kWh of clean energy outside of region in 2018

LHASA, May 30 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region plans to transmit up to 1 billion kilowatt-hours of clean electricity to other provinces in China this year, up nearly 8 percent compared with previous year, the regional power company said Wednesday. The regional electric power trading company said it …

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Tibet sees more “good” air days in 2017

LHASA, June 3 (Xinhua) — The southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region had “excellent” or “good” air quality on about 97.5 percent of days in 2017, according to a report on the region’s environment. The figure also represented an increase of 7.5 percentage points over 2016, according to the report. To …

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Tibet’s tourism revenue up 41 pct in first five months

LHASA, June 3 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet has seen dramatic growth in tourism revenue in the first five months this year. From January to May, Tibet welcomed 5.6 million tourists, up 38 percent from a year ago. Total revenue also rose 41.4 percent to 7.1 billion yuan (about 1.1 …

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China should eye opportunities in South Asia

It is five years ago that the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) was launched. What has one of China’s most celebrated initiatives achieved in Southeast and South Asia? How should China deal with the hurdles when implementing the BRI in these regions? Global Times collected the opinion of three experts …

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