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Supergrain quinoa thrives on plateau

[ 2015-09-08 07:58 ]

An unusual-looking crop with dark-red spikes and purple-green leaves is flourishing along the banks and valleys of the Lhasa and Yarlung Zangbo rivers, despite a lasting drought on the roof of the world.

Factbox: Tibet facts and figures

[ 2015-09-07 17:38 ]

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is 50 years old this week. Five decades after its founding, here are some key facts and figures about the region.

Mothers, babies safer and healthier

[ 2015-09-05 08:38 ]

Traditionally, women have chosen to give birth at home in the Tibet autonomous region, which caused dramatic death rates for mothers and newborn babies. But improved maternal care has reversed the trend, Tibet's Women's Federation said.

Development of transportation in Tibet over past 5 decades

[ 2015-08-11 07:26 ]

People witnessed amazing progress of the transportation in Tibet over the past five decades. A total of 75,000 kilometers road have made the transportation in Tibet much easier than 50 years ago.

Tibetan businesses look to be wrapped in e-commerce net

[ 2015-08-14 08:06 ]

Until recently, Gyatso rarely worried about his business.

Tibetan drivers to finally see the end of 'death road'

[ 2015-08-13 13:46 ]

The road Chodan's SUV bumps along is nicknamed "Tongmai Graveyard," a risky 17-kilometer section linking Bome and Bayi counties in Nyingchi city, southeastern Tibet autonomous region.

Lhasa River project brings more green

[ 2015-07-26 09:34 ]

Sandstorm in Tibet? Sands blown up into the air from exposed riverbed of the Lhasa River in winter used to offer unpleasant experiences to both inhabitants and tourists, but a water project is solving the problem.

50 years of flights to Tibet bolsters tourism, economy

[ 2015-08-11 17:36 ]

High terrain and severe weather once made Tibet, with an average altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level, off-limits for aircraft.

Central heating project starts construction in roof of the world

[ 2015-08-11 11:36 ]

A central heating project began construction in Ngari prefecture, the highest region in Southwest China's plateau region of Tibet, on Monday.

Redemption for Tibetan loggers turned ecotourism pioneers

[ 2015-08-11 09:23 ]

A pure, holy and tranquil mountain village comes first forever – that's what Pasang Tsering, a Tibetan village head, with business acumen, has learnt between the 1980s to the 2010s.

Families moving into the modern era

[ 2015-08-07 07:52 ]

'The tourists only see the blue sky and grassland flowers, but where are they when we are searching for lost yak in heavy rain on the mountains?" said Zamzon, a 62-year-old village leader from the hinterlands of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province.

Authorities banking on driving ambitions

[ 2015-08-14 08:06 ]

Zhu Guohua's latest, and proudest, achievement is helping a 71-year-old grandmother climb to the base camp at Qomolangma, the world's highest mountain, known in the West as Mount Everest.

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