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Learning from progress of China

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BY KIRAN IN today’s changing world, the application of cutting-edge technology is fast transforming the governing pattern. The growing role of social media and government websites has also influenced ways of acquiring day-to-day knowledge about the progress of the government’s activities. Embracing the change, the Chinese government led by President …

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China’s Tibetan scholars’ delegation visits the Netherlands

THE HAGUE, May 25 (Xinhua) — A visiting Chinese Tibetan scholars’ delegation on Friday briefed Dutch officials on the latest development of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and discussed cooperation on Tibetan studies. The delegation met with officials from the Multilateral Organizations and Human Rights Department and from the Asia and …

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Environment cleanup underway under Mt Qomolangma

LHASA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Dondrup, 30, looks a lot older than his age. Constant exposure to the sun in a low-oxygen environment has left his face leathery and wrinkled. Founded this year, the Mount Qomolangma environment squad has 30 members. Dondrup is a garbage picker at the base camp …

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Tibet gets warmer, wetter

LHASA, May 28 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is getting warmer and wetter due to global climate change, data from the regional climate center showed Monday. Tibet’s average temperature climbed 0.42 degrees Celsius per decade from 1981 to 2017, while average annual precipitation has increased by 11 millimeters …

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China to stage dance drama “The Railway to Tibet”

BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) — The National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), China’s prime theater, will stage a dance drama this summer to mark  12 years in operation of the world’s highest railway. “The Railway to Tibet” is an NCPA production dedicated to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway linking northwest China’s …

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On the great Asian highway

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BY SYED MUNIR KHASRU One of the key non-military issues that does not just bedevil India-China relations but also significantly affects many countries in the region is the inability of the two Asian giants to communicate, cooperate and coordinate on matters of regional trade and connectivity which could have benefited …

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BRI: The project that will change our world

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BY SHAMAS UR REHMAN TOOR The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has been a much talked about project in recent years. Its scale is unprecedented. The initiative will not only improve intra-Asia connectivity but also enhance the link between Asia, Europe and Africa. The initiative will impact 65 countries (or …

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Tibet to have universal broadband service

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) — Ninety-eight percent of administrative villages in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will have optical fibre communication thanks to a universal telecom service project. The target is expected to be accomplished by the end of this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Since …

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Tibetan antelope start annual migration to Hoh Xil

XINING, May 17 (Xinhua) — Pregnant Tibetan antelope have begun their annual migration to the heart of northwest China’s Hoh Xil nature reserve to give birth, according to the reserve’s management bureau. Around 6:30 p.m. on May 3, the first group of around 50 Tibetan antelope passed the Qinghai-Tibet highway …

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Tibetan medicine college approved to grant doctorates

LHASA, May 22 (Xinhua) — A college for Tibetan traditional medicine in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has been approved to grant doctorates, the college said. The Tibetan Traditional Medical College (TTMC), based in the regional capital of Lhasa, was approved by the academic degree commttee of the State Council, …

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