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Belt, Road new approach to improve global economy, trade

By Liu Jianxi New Zealand became the first Western developed country to ink a cooperation deal with China on the One Belt and One Road initiative Monday. “We have been interested in this initiative since President Xi Jinping first announced it,” New Zealand Ambassador to China John McKinnon said earlier …

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Pakistan Day observed

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Javed Ahmed Umrani, Charge d”Affaires (a.i.) of Pakistan hosted a reception on 23 March on the occasion of the Pakistan Day. Vice President Nandakumar Pun was the chief guest at the event. A large number of political leaders, high-ranking government officials, security chiefs, heads of the diplomatic missions, businessmen, journalists …

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Big data center to service companies in Tibet

LHASA, March 27 (Xinhua) — A cloud storage center will be built in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, to service investment and trade between Chinese companies and their counterparts in South Asia. Construction started on the center on Monday, with a total investment of 10.5 billion yuan …

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Trade through quake-hit Gyirong port in Tibet surges in 2016

LHASA, March 21 (Xinhua) — The total volume of trade at the border port of Gyirong in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region hit 3.4 billion yuan (490 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, a 4.5-fold increase year on year, Lhasa customs said Tuesday. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, …

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Airlines revenue up Tibet flights ahead tourist high season

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese airlines on Sunday revved up flights to Tibet Autonomous Region ahead of the annual tourist high season of summer and autumn. Tibet is linked to 30 domestic and foreign destinations including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Kathmandu by regular passenger air routes. Flights are suspended …

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Tibet to plant more forests

LHASA, March 24 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will plant more forests in the next few years, the regional department of forestry said Friday. The region’s average annual expansion forest cover is scheduled to surpass 60,000 hectares by 2020. A total of 55,000 hectares of forests were planted …

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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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