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Opera on ancient princess benefits Tibet

LHASA, April 23 (Xinhua) — An opera based on the life of a Tang Dynasty (618-907) princess has become a surprise hit in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The outdoor opera “Princess Wencheng” started in the capital city of Lhasa in 2013 and has been an important tourist attraction alongside …

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Tibet’s cultural industry sees sound development

LHASA, April 19 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region’s cultural industry has increased more than 10 percent in output value annually for five consecutive years since 2013, according to local cultural authorities. The output value of Tibet’s cultural industry grew from 2.4 billion yuan (about 358 million U.S. dollars) in 2013 …

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A new lease on life

Tibet embraces a course toward prosperity since democratic reform began 60 years ago By Lu Yan Sonam Dorjee and his family run a furniture cooperative in Khesum Village in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. With an annual income of more than 600,000 yuan ($89,300) from the cooperative, he is now …

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Indian false strategic narrative: Pakistan-India tension still remains

BY M ROSHAN Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on April 7, this year: “If Pakistan has credible intelligence reports that India is planning another act of aggression against its military action and to increase diplomatic pressure against Pakistan; India can create a new drama in occupied Kashmir on …

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First direct flights link Tibet, Inner Mongolia

HOHHOT, April 15 (Xinhua) –– North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday launched its first direct flight to Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China. The first flight on the route took off from Hohhot Baita International Airport at 7:45 a.m. and will have a stop-over in Xi’an, capital of …

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Tibet completes census on local operas

LHASA, April 12 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has completed a census report on local operas, according to the regional ethnic art research institute. The local operas of Tibet were divided into six categories — Sharpamani opera, Pargon opera, Qamdo Tibetan opera, Moinba opera, blue mask Tibetan opera …

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Modi exploiting Pulwama death for electoral gains

BY M CHUDARY Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “militaristic approach” responsible for the increasing killings in occupied Kashmir, and accused him and his Hindu nationalist party of now exploiting the deaths of paramilitary soldiers in Pulwama for political gains ahead of the national elections. Over the past five years, that Modi’s …

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New Indian government should take to cement ties with China

BY GAUTAM BAMBAWALE Even as India heads into a general election, it is important to keep focus on and not lose track of how the country must shape its foreign policy over the coming five years. Suggestions, inputs, advice on these issues will be valuable to whichever government is formed. …

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Tracklayer witnesses transportation expand in Tibet

LHASA, April 6 (Xinhua) — Braving freezing snow and wind, Wang Quanquan inspects a railway construction site in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, and takes pictures of workers laying the tracks. Such an inspection is a routine repeated two or three times a day. Wang works for China Railway 11 …

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