China / Qinghai-Tibet Highway

China technically prepares for Qinghai-Tibet Expressway

[2014-10-15 11:26]

The nation has the capability to build an expressway linking up Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province in west China if major technical barriers are overcome.

PLA supply missions on Qinghai-Tibet Highway

[2014-10-30 16:58]

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the completion of the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, the world's highest road. Over the years, it has greatly boosted the region's economic growth. It's also a crucial supply route for troops stationed in Lhasa. In a rare interview with the army, we will take you on one of the world's most dangerous supply missions into the heart of Tibet.

PLA soldiers serving along Qinghai-Tibet highway

[2014-10-30 16:49]

Now, soldiers stationed along the Qinghai-Tibet highway take 80 percent of the transportation tasks of the PLA troops in Tibet. The oxygen content in the air on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau is less than half of that of the inland; the annual average temperature there is about minus 6 Celsius degrees; and the annual average of strong wind days is over 120.

People on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway

[2014-10-10 17:45]

The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet Highway is marked this year and it has not only carried the weight of countless staff, goods and materials, but also the people's dreams of prosperity.

New highway opens in Tibet county

[2013-10-31 16:12]

Metok county is China's last county with no highway link. Snow and rain make the mountain roads impassable for more than half the year, and it takes about 10 hours to walk through the mountains. The 117-km Metok Highway will dramatically shorten the time.

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