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Tibet’s airport now able to accommodate large planes overnight

LHASA, April 12 (Xinhua) — Konggar Airport in Tibet, one of the highest-altitude airports in China, was able to accommodate a Tibet Airlines wide-body Airbus 330 aircraft overnight for the first time, the airline announced Wednesday. The 3,600-meter-high airport in Lhasa was able to accommodate the plane after the airline’s …

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New Delhi using Dalai as diplomatic tool harms Sino-Indian ties

By Liu Jianxi The 14th Dalai Lama has been invited by New Delhi to Tawang, a disputed region on the China-India border this week. The Dalai Lama is expected to be received by India’s Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju this time, a move that gives the trip some official implications. …

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Summit expected to cement Sino-US ties

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By Li Haidong Following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Beijing trip, the upcoming China-US summit has become the topic of heated discussions for media and think tanks. An early meeting, anticipated by many, will play a significant role to consolidate and promote the Sino-US relationship. The Beijing-Washington relationship is …

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Tibet experiences another warm winter

LHASA, March 31 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region experienced another warm winter in 2017 with the average temperature up 2.1 Celsius degrees compared with previous years, according to the local meteorological authority Friday. From December to February, the average winter temperature in Tibet was 1.8 Celsius degrees below zero, …

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Tibet marks Serfs’ Emancipation Day

LHASA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Officials and thousands of members of the public gathered in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, on Tuesday to celebrate Serfs’ Emancipation Day. “I can proudly say that Tibet is full of vigor like never before. A hundred flowers are in bloom,” said …

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Tibet develops new highland barley breed

LHASA, March 29 (Xinhua) — Scientists in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have developed a new breed of highland barley that will boost the region’s grain yield. The average output of the new breed, “Dongqing No.18,” can reach 5,550 kg per hectare, 10 percent higher than that of the common …

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China to build new scientific observation station in Tibet

LHASA, March 30 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will build a new observation station in Tibet, to assist research and monitoring of the ecological system in the southeast of the autonomous region. The station, which will cover 2,600 square meters, is expected to be constructed this October …

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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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