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Tibet to transmit 1 bln kWh of clean energy outside of region in 2018

LHASA, May 30 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region plans to transmit up to 1 billion kilowatt-hours of clean electricity to other provinces in China this year, up nearly 8 percent compared with previous year, the regional power company said Wednesday. The regional electric power trading company said it …

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Tibet sees more “good” air days in 2017

LHASA, June 3 (Xinhua) — The southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region had “excellent” or “good” air quality on about 97.5 percent of days in 2017, according to a report on the region’s environment. The figure also represented an increase of 7.5 percentage points over 2016, according to the report. To …

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Tibet’s tourism revenue up 41 pct in first five months

LHASA, June 3 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet has seen dramatic growth in tourism revenue in the first five months this year. From January to May, Tibet welcomed 5.6 million tourists, up 38 percent from a year ago. Total revenue also rose 41.4 percent to 7.1 billion yuan (about 1.1 …

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China should eye opportunities in South Asia

It is five years ago that the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) was launched. What has one of China’s most celebrated initiatives achieved in Southeast and South Asia? How should China deal with the hurdles when implementing the BRI in these regions? Global Times collected the opinion of three experts …

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Learning from progress of China

BY KIRAN IN today’s changing world, the application of cutting-edge technology is fast transforming the governing pattern. The growing role of social media and government websites has also influenced ways of acquiring day-to-day knowledge about the progress of the government’s activities. Embracing the change, the Chinese government led by President …

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China’s Tibetan scholars’ delegation visits the Netherlands

THE HAGUE, May 25 (Xinhua) — A visiting Chinese Tibetan scholars’ delegation on Friday briefed Dutch officials on the latest development of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and discussed cooperation on Tibetan studies. The delegation met with officials from the Multilateral Organizations and Human Rights Department and from the Asia and …

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Environment cleanup underway under Mt Qomolangma

LHASA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Dondrup, 30, looks a lot older than his age. Constant exposure to the sun in a low-oxygen environment has left his face leathery and wrinkled. Founded this year, the Mount Qomolangma environment squad has 30 members. Dondrup is a garbage picker at the base camp …

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Tibet gets warmer, wetter

LHASA, May 28 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is getting warmer and wetter due to global climate change, data from the regional climate center showed Monday. Tibet’s average temperature climbed 0.42 degrees Celsius per decade from 1981 to 2017, while average annual precipitation has increased by 11 millimeters …

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China to stage dance drama “The Railway to Tibet”

BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) — The National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA), China’s prime theater, will stage a dance drama this summer to mark  12 years in operation of the world’s highest railway. “The Railway to Tibet” is an NCPA production dedicated to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway linking northwest China’s …

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On the great Asian highway

BY SYED MUNIR KHASRU One of the key non-military issues that does not just bedevil India-China relations but also significantly affects many countries in the region is the inability of the two Asian giants to communicate, cooperate and coordinate on matters of regional trade and connectivity which could have benefited …

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