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New species of orchid discovered in Tibet

KUNMING, May 18 (Xinhua) — Researchers have discovered a new species of orchid in southwestern China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and the finding has been published on a scientific journal. Li Jianwu, senior engineer of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and one of the authors …

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China hopes U.S. ambassador will better understand Tibet through visit

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) — China hopes the U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will have a deeper understanding of Tibet Autonomous Region through his visit, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said Monday. “We welcome Ambassador Branstad to visit Tibet and hope he will have a first-hand understanding of economic …

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India slipped further behind China under Modi govt

BY IAIN MARLOW New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a rare national address on live television last month to boast that India had destroyed a satellite in low orbit, establishing itself as a “space power” alongside the U.S., Russia and China. For a leader who lambasted his predecessor for …

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India’s false-flag operation

BY IKRAM SEHGAL With so many commentators trying to impose their own narrative on this tragedy, investigations must establish who stands to benefit most? Sri Lanka’s Health Minister and cabinet spokesman, Rajitha Senaratne, told a press conference in Colombo: “We don’t see how a small organization can do all of …

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Drones employed to protect environment in Tibet

LHASA, May 13 (Xinhua) — Drones are being employed to help protect the environment in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. A “drone inspection team” has been established in Nyingchi Prefecture, the first such inspection team in the region. The team consists of four drones and will inspect areas such as …

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Documentary film introduces Tibet to Riga audience

RIGA, May 8 (Xinhua) — The screening of a documentary film about southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region attracted an audience of around 200 people at the National Library of Latvia on Wednesday. Sun Yinglai, the Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Latvia, introduced the documentary Deep into Shambhala by …

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Russia simplifies citizenship for Ukraine citizens

By Our Reporter On 24 April Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the introduction of simplified citizenship of Russia for persons permanently residing in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. This decree was adopted in accordance with articles 14 and 29 of the Federal law …

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Geopolitics and the BRI

BY ZAMIR AKRAM The second Summit on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), held in Beijing from April 26 to 27 and attended by several world leaders from more than 150 countries, provided an opportunity to showcase China’s mega project aimed at promoting global growth and prosperity. But critics, led …

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China’s top political advisor visits Tibet exhibition

BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) — China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has visited an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the campaign of democratic reform in Tibet. Wang, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee, described the democratic reform that abolished the feudal serfdom of theocracy as …

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