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Fears of second Cold War misplaced

BY ZHANG TENGJUN Sino-US relations have been on a downswing this year. Some believe that a “Cold War II” between China and the US is coming. The two countries, they think, are competitive in their strategic goals. To be specific, China aims for its rejuvenation, while US President Donald Trump …

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Chinese 70-year-old double amputee climber scales Qomolangma

KATHMANDU, May 14 (Xinhua) — Xia Boyu, 70, on Monday scaled the world’s highest peak Qomolangma as the first double amputee climber from the Nepali side, government officials confirmed. Till date, the only double amputee to summit Qomolangma is Mark Inglis from New Zealand, who had scaled the peak from …

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Thermal spring with rare gas found in Tibet

BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) — A thermal spring rich in the rare gas helium has been identified in Tibet Autonomous Region, and has the potential to be exploited, the Science and Technology Daily reported Thursday. Researchers from China and the United States believe the helium concentration could be as high …

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Tram for high-altitude region rolls off production line in China

QINGDAO, May 10 (Xinhua) — China’s first tram that will be used on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau rolled off the production line Wednesday in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. With a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour, the two-carriage tram is capable of carrying 168 passengers, according to its manufacturer CRRC …

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Tibetan NPC delegation wraps up visit to U.S.

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Xinhua) — A National People’s Congress (NPC) delegation of legislators from China’s Tibet Autonomous Region wrapped up its six-day visit to the United States on Monday. The delegation, led by Baima Wangdui, deputy of the People’s Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region and member of the Tibetan …

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China-US competition: marathon, not boxing


On May 10-11, famous American think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies organized two symposiums in Washington, DC, with the themes “Global Economic Order and China-US Relations” and “China-US Relations in the Past 40 Years”. Nearly 200 figures from US political and think tank circles, including Senators, attended the …

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Resolving China-US trade row a hard fight

US China trade fight

BY ZHAO MINGHAO The latest round of trade talks between China and the US has come to an end. Although the two countries didn’t sign any agreements, they exchanged ideas on issues including expanding US exports to China, bilateral services trade, two-way investment and protecting intellectual property. The two countries …

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India’s unemployment problem

BY PRAVEEN CHAKRAVARTY AND JAIRAM RAMESH In January this year, the Prime Minister made this statement: “7 million new jobs created in 2017”. The statement draws on false conclusions of a study by two economists. Here is another: “10-12 million young people join the workforce every year and 7 million …

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Shining India and Jinnah’s portrait

BY JAMIL STUDENTS of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in India are currently holding demonstrations to protest against removal of Jinnah’s picture from students’ union hall. The union has had a tradition of bestowing lifetime membership on eminent personalities. Jinnah was honoured in 1938, two years prior to Lahore Resolution when …

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New city inaugurated in China’s Tibet

LHASA, May 7 (Xinhua) — Nagqu in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region was officially reclassified as a city on Monday. Nagqu, previously a prefecture, officially became the city with the highest altitude in China. Nagqu has now become the sixth prefecture-level city in Tibet, following regional capital Lhasa, Qamdo, Xigaze, …

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