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Playing Taiwan card dangerous for New Delhi

By Liu Lulu After the signing of the India-Taiwan memorandum of understanding to promote mutual industrial cooperation, Indian scholars recently suggested that it was “imperative to strengthen political and strategic engagement” between the two sides, which “cannot be dictated” by the mainland. Although the Taiwan question is not an issue …

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Christmas-ban debate in China misses big picture

Monday was Christmas. Many Chinese department stores are launching Christmas-themed promotions, enriching commercial streets across China with the atmosphere of Christmas. This has become common place in China’s commercial areas every year-end. Some news has circulated that individual cities and universities were banning Christmas, which has attracted the attention of …

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Tibet tops publication sales growth in China

BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — The sales of publications in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region surged by over 84 percent in 2016, according to a report made public on Tuesday. The report, published by the Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China, said although Tibet topped the country in terms …

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Tropical area in southern Tibet receives record number of tourists

LHASA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — About 4.95 million tourists visited the city of Nyingchi in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first 11 months of 2017, up 18.94 percent year on year, authorities said Tuesday. Tourism revenue during the past 11 months increased by 15.6 percent year on year …

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State of Qatar

Historical Overview: Human habitation of the Qatar Peninsula dates far back to nearly four thousand years BC, according to archaeological evidences, excavations, inscriptions and scarce potteries found in various areas of the country. In the 5th century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus referred that the first dwellers of Qatar were …

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Snow leopards spotted for first time in eastern Tibet

LHASA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) — Images of snow leopards were caught for the first time in eastern parts of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of 20 infrared cameras installed at a 100 square kilometers area in the Nujiang River valley captured footage of the cats several times since …

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Annual passenger volume of Tibet’s Gonggar Airport hits record high

LHASA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The annual passenger throughput of Gonggar Airport in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region surpassed 3.5 million on Dec. 6, according to the region’s civil aviation authorities. It marked an increase of nearly 11 percent year on year. The steadily growing tourist arrivals in Tibet were …

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CPEC as digital Silk Road

By Yaasir In the backdrop of the 4th World Internet Conference held in China envisioning Digital Silk Road along Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) routes, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is making its inroads to emerge as high tech digital corridor. As BRI aims to lay down the network of …

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Who’s to blame?

The country is on the cusp of abysmal health-care and grinding poverty. The World Health Organisation’s report, released on Wednesday, must be of riveting interest to the public health sector and to governments, both at the Centre and in the States. Chiefly, it has few bouquets to offer to the …

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CPC’s role cannot be detached from Chinese influence

By Lu Jingxian China’s growing influence has met with rising concern, if not panic in some Western countries. As more governments and agencies accuse China of infiltration, the Chinese public is starting to question whether an anti-China sentiment is emerging in Western society. Some China observers in the West are …

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