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Tibet’s tourists to take to the skies from August

LHASA, May 8 (Xinhua) — Tourists in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, will be able to enjoy helicopter tours from August this year. DawaPuncog, chairman of the Potala Tourism and Culture Group in Lhasa, said the first two helicopters will be delivered in June. The maiden flight …

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Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

LHASA, May 6 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure. In a circular released Friday, the regional forestry bureau said that any crossing at the Changtang National Nature Reserve (CNNR) will …

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Chinese scientists uncover variations of lakes on Qinghai-Tibet plateau

LHASA, May 9 (Xinhua) — Scientists have identified three distinct periods over the past four decades that feature notably different variations of lake area and volume on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Zhang Guoqing, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, was …

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Unfair education exposes India’s social rift

By Ding Gang On the very first morning I arrived in Mumbai, I went to the most emblematic landmark of the city – the Gateway of India. However, it was not the magnificent architecture that caught my attention, but young people in threes and fives with backpacks on their shoulders …

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Top researchers promote science in Tibet

LHASA, April 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese scientists will deliver about 30 lectures to teenagers in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to raise enthusiasm for the study of science. The Chinese Academy of Sciences lecture tour includes talks on biology, botany, electromagnetism, geophysics and medicine, and targets students of all ages …

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Tibet opens museum to commemorate 6th Dalai Lama

LHASA, April 27 (Xinhua) — A museum dedicated to the sixth Dalai Lama opened Thursday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The museum has collected over 100 publications, books and records of  the legendary spiritual leader and poet, said BasangNorbu, head of the association for TsangyangGyatso research. …

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B&R making advances in South Asia

B&R

Since China proposed the Belt and Road project in 2013, there has been heated discussion outside China, especially in South Asian countries adjacent to China. What are the considerations and concerns of South Asian countries toward this initiative? How can China address their concerns and boost cooperation? At the conference …

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Indian worry over China-Nepal drill outdated

By Liu Zongyi China and Nepal kicked off their first-ever joint military exercise, code-named “Sagarmatha Friendship 2017,” on April 16 at Nepal Army’s Para Training School in Kathmandu. The drill will last 10 days and its main purposes are counterterrorism and disaster relief. It was said the two countries initially …

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New Delhi must avoid turning Sino-Indian ties into confrontation

By Long Xingchun China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs announced earlier this month that it has standardized the names of six places in South Tibet. “The competent authorities in charge of managing China’s geographical names were exercising their lawful rights in publicly releasing these names in accordance with Regulations on the …

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Asians must stand against Western vulgarity

By Li Jun An  A Vietnamese-American doctor, David Dao, was brutalized by United Airlines on April 9. He lost two front teeth and suffered from a concussion after being beaten and dragged off the plane like an animal by airport security. But many people fail to recognize the degree to …

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