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China's heavy-lift helicopter AC313 passes performance test 14.4.2018 General News
China's AC313, the heavy-lift helicopter for civilian purposes, has cleared the performance authentication test by aviation experts, the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics said today. The authentication committee, led by two Chinese academicians, believed the AC313's technology as well as its performance on the plateau have reached an advanced international level, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The helicopter was developed and manufactured by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China in Jingdezhen City, east China's Jiangxi Province. The AC313 had its maiden flight in Jingdezhen in March 2010. It completed two trial flights on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in 2010 and 2011. Mass production of the aircraft began in 2012. The aircraft is suitable for emergency rescue operations, forest fire response, transportation, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the report said.
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Six Sri Lankan ministers quit unity government 12.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Six Sri Lankan ministers resigned on Thursday, saying they were unable to continue work in the country's unity government.
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Sri Lanka's health sector among best worldwide: WHO 11.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Sri Lanka's health service is one of the best not only in Asia but in the world, the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.
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1,200-year-old Buddhist carvings found in Tibet 10.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Newly discovered cliff carvings in Tibet may offer a glimpse into Buddhist art and local history from 1,200 years ago.
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3,000-year-old tombs unearthed in Tibet 10.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Archaeologists announced on Monday that they have excavated tombs dating back some 3,000 years in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
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3.30 lakh people live in dire poverty in Tibet; State media 8.4.2018 General News
About 1.5 lakh people in over 1,700 villages were lifted out of poverty in Tibet last year, official media reported here. A total of 1.50 lakh people were pulled out of poverty last year, bringing the impoverished population in the region from 5.90 lakh in 2015 to 3.30 lakh last year, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today. A total of 16.7 billion yuan (USD 2.6 billion) was invested in 2017 to help locals increase income, relocate and support the development of over 1,700 anti-poverty projects in the region, the report said. People, in a total of 2,440 villages still live in dire poverty in Tibet, and the region plans to invest 11.7 billion yuan this year to lift another 2,100 villages out of poverty, the report said. It also aims for an annual growth of 16 per cent in disposable income for people living under the poverty line, which is defined as a per capita annual income of 2,300 yuan at 2010 prices. More than 85 per cent of the land in Tibet is located more than 4,000 metres .
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The coming Chinese crackdown on Hollywood 31.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The coming Chinese crackdown on Hollywood
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China dragoons viewers to make pro-Xi film a blockbuster 14.3.2018 General News
Citizens across China are being corralled into cinemas to watch a propaganda film extolling the Communist Party and Xi Jinping, as an intensifying personality cult around the 64-year-old leader hits the big screen. The mass viewings by staff from companies and government agencies have catapulted the feature-length movie, called "Amazing China" in English and released March 2, into the ranks of the country's biggest box-office earners, with state media saying it was already the country's highest-grossing "documentary" ever. The feature, produced by state broadcaster CCTV and a government film group, fawns over China's achievements in science, technology, industry, and poverty reduction since Xi took power in 2012, and the mobilisation of movie-goers underlines his increasing dominance of public life. "Most of us are from a state tobacco company. We all came together," said a woman who was among hundreds of viewers at a Shanghai cinema that was, unusually for a weekday, sold out. "It's .
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China dragoons viewers to make pro-Xi film a blockbuster 14.3.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Citizens across China are being corralled into cinemas to watch a propaganda film extolling the Communist Party and Xi Jinping, as an intensifying personality cult around the 64-year-old leader hits the big screen. The mass viewings by staff from companies and government agencies have catapulted the feature-length movie, called "Amazing China" in English and released March 2, into the ranks of the country's biggest box-office earners, with state media saying it was already the country's highest-grossing "documentary" ever. The feature, produced by state broadcaster CCTV and a government film g
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All Tibetans should not be treated as separatists: female Tibetan cadre at CCP political meet 7.3.2018 Phayul.com
A Tibetan singer and a veteran in the Chinese army on Tuesday appealed at a political meeting held in Beijing to not treat all ethnic Tibetans as separatist and that continuing to subject Tibeta
India's shifting stance on Tibet indicative of New Delhi's desire for thaw in tensions with China 6.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
India's recent Cabinet note on Tibet seems to be indicative of New Delhi's desire for a thaw, after a long period of relative tensions with China.
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India's shifting stance on Tibet indicative of New Delhi's desire for thaw in tensions with China post Maldives, Doka La 6.3.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
India's recent Cabinet note on Tibet seems to be indicative of New Delhi's desire for a thaw, after a long period of relative tensions with China.
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When vacay turns into detention in China's Muslim Gulag for Uighur youth 2.3.2018 General News
Since 2014, after the announcement of 'people's war on terror', the Chinese Communist Party has created an unprecedented network of re-education camps, essentially ethnic gulags, in the autonomous Xinjiang region.While Chinese officials maintain that these re-education camps are schools for eradicating extremism, teaching Chinese language, and promoting correct political thought, a report in the webloid foreignpolicy.com says that according to Radio Free Asia, the detention centers are overpopulated and detainees poorly treated.The report further puts forward testimony from a young Uighur man studying in the United States, who was torn from the American university to a Chinese gulag.On that note, the region is disturbed since July 5, 2009, when indigenous Uighurs (a largely Muslim minority live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) took to the streets of the capital city Urumqi to protest the murder of fellow Uighurs, who worked in the southern Chinese city- Shaoguan. ...
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China censoring information on Jokhang fire raises concern over the extent of damage 24.2.2018 Phayul.com
Following the fire at Tibet’s iconic Jokhang temple in Lhasa city on Feb. 17, Chinese government has resorted to clamp down on information online about the incident, prompting Tibetans and
China denies arson in Tibetian temple fire 23.2.2018 General News
China has denied arson as the cause of a fire at a Tibetian Buddhist temple in Lhasa, its state media reported on Thursday.The report further said that the Buddha statue did not suffer any damage.According to Xinhua, the fire broke out last week on the second floor of the Jokhang Temple. The fire had reportedly damaged the temple's golden roof. However, the fire was doused out.No casualties were reported and the temple has been reopened to the public.The temple had been closed to the public on Saturday, Xinhua previously reported, citing local sources.Robert Barnett, an expert on Tibetan Buddhism, posted videos and photos on Twitter which showed that the Buddha statue had suffered "considerable" damage.The incident occurred as the Tibetans were celebrating Losar, the traditional Tibetan New Year that began last week and coincided with the Chinese Lunar New Year.The Jokhang temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in the heart of old Lhasa in Tibet.It is Tibetan Buddhism's most
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Chinese officials rule out arson in Tibet Buddhist temple fire 22.2.2018 General News
Chinese officials have ruled out any human factor after preliminary investigation into the fire that broke out at Tibet's most sacred Buddhist temple Jokhang Monastery, which is included on UNESCO's World Heritage list. No casualties were reported in the fire that broke out on the second floor of the rear part of the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, provincial capital of Tibet, on Saturday evening. An area of about 50 square metres was burned in the blaze before it could be doused, according to local government. A life-sized statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha when he was 12 years old was intact, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported late last night. Video footage of fires leaping into the sky had sparked concerns about the damage among public. The golden top has been removed in case of collapse or re-burning and protective supports and clapboards have been erected around the statue, the report said. The regional cultural relics bureau said all the registered 6,510 artefacts and the main ...
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Anti poverty measures is the reason given, but China is changing Uighur province 20.2.2018 General News
China is planning to lift over 4,00,000 people out of poverty within this year in its restive Xinjiang autonomous region in northwestern China, as the Chinese Government fears a rise in numbers of local armed groups.According to Xinhua, the country has launched a three-year poverty eradication plan, which will specially focus in 22 poorest counties of Xinjiang province.Under the new plan, officials will be sent to 192 areas in the 22 counties and stay there until 2020. Over 100 volunteers will assist the officials in the anti-poverty drive.The drive is seen as a push by China's ruling Communist Party to tackle rural poverty in the country and to raise the annual income of citizens above the official poverty line of USD 362 by 2020.Of the 6.1 billion yuan (USD 964 million) anti-poverty fund allocated by the Xinjiang regional government in 2017, over 80 percent of the funds reached four prefectures in the province - Kashgar, Hotan, Kizilsu and Aksu.Xinjiang is China's only ...
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Tibet's revered temple opens day after huge fire 19.2.2018 General News
Jokhang Temple, one of Tibet's holiest Buddhist temples which caught fire on Saturday, has been reopened amid official media reports today that the iconic monastery in Lhasa has not suffered much damage. The temple, considered to be the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism in the remote Himalayan region, attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists from home and abroad. An orderly crowd of pilgrims and tourists yesterday lined up to visit the temple, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The fire broke out at 6:40 PM on Saturday and was soon put out. No casualties have been reported. There are no visible signs of fire except some water marks in the main hall of the monastery, the report said. The temple, renowned in Tibetan Buddhism, has a history of more than 1,300 years and houses many cultural treasures, including a life-sized statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha when he was 12-year-old. The Barkhor, a bustling market street near the monastery, was reopened to the public after a ...
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Huge fire at Tibet’s revered Jokhang Temple sparks fears for its future 18.2.2018 Hindu: International
No reports of any casualties and the damage caused is yet to be ascertained
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Huge fire at Tibet's revered temple sparks fears of its future 18.2.2018 General News
A major fire broke out at one of Tibet's holiest Buddhist temples, Jokhang Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the capital Lhasa with a history of more than 1,300 years. There were no reports of any casualties, state-run Xinhua news agency reported, without specifying the damage caused by the fire to the temple. The fire started at 6.40 pm yesterday but was soon brought under control, it said. Firefighters doused the fire and the relics are intact, state-run China Daily reported, without providing details. The Jokhang temple, also known as the Qoikang Monastery, is regarded by the Tibetans as the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. The fire at over 1,300 years Jokhang temple raised fears over its future as investigators tried to determine the cause of the blaze, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post said. Internet users posted pictures and videos of the fire on social media, showing flames shooting high into the sky above old Lhasa. The extent of the fire damage to the ..
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