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2011-07-12 07:55:00

BEIJING, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Jingang Tian, together will fellow writer, Zeng Qingkai, recently looked at the beauty of Tibet through the eyes of renowned folk artist Nan Haiyan. The beauty of Tibet is as graceful as the luster of jade, simple and unfeigned, says Nan Haiyan, who has visited Tibet several times. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/CN33583 ) "I went to Tibet just because I love painting and the plateau could give me plenty of inspiration," Nan...

2011-03-03 23:32:46

Polluted snow causes early runoff, stronger monsoons in Asia In some cases, soot "“ the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants "“ can pack more of a climatic punch than greenhouse gases, according to a paper published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the University of Michigan and NOAA found that soot landing on snow on the massive Tibetan...

2010-06-04 13:59:21

Through studying the newly-found cyprinid fish fossils, Wang and Chang have shown that the existence of comparatively rich waters in the Kunlun Pass Basin on the southern slope of the East Kunlun Mountain (at 4769 m above sea level) and possible connections between the water systems on north and south sides of the East Kunlun Mountain during the Pliocene. They also suggest a more humid climate in the area during the Pliocene than it is today and a less amplitude of uplift (approximately 1000...

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2009-08-18 12:10:00

A leading expert told Chinese state media on Tuesday that global warming could prove devastating for the Tibetan plateau, the world's third-largest store of ice, but it helps farming and tourism, AFP reported. The comment, from Qin Dahe, the former head of the China Meteorological Administration, was the only positive in an otherwise gloomy assessment of the impact that rising temperatures will have on Tibet, The China Daily newspaper reported. Qin, now a researcher with the Chinese Academy...

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2009-01-17 09:10:00

Roughly 2 billion Asians will experience water shortages in the coming decades as global warming diminishes glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau, scientists warned on Friday.The plateau has more than 45,000 glaciers that accumulate during the region's snowy season, before they drain into Asia's main rivers, which include the Yellow, Yangtze, Brahmanputra and Mekong. Some scientists refer to the plateau as the "Third Pole" due to its massive glacial ice sheets. However, temperatures on the plateau...

2008-06-30 09:03:02

Tibet embraces first night flight CHENGDU, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The first trial night flight in Tibet proved a success when an Airbus A319 plane belonging to Air China landed at Lhasa Gongga Airport on Friday evening. "The history of no night flights in Lhasa ended tonight," said Xu Bo, the Civil Aviation Administration's Tibet Branch head. "It is of great significance to the tourism recovery and economic development in this region." Lhasa had been the only regional capital in China that...

2008-06-27 09:02:49

Lhasa airport eligible for night flight service LHASA, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Lhasa Gongga Airport has installed runway lighting to allow it to receive flights around the clock for the first time since it started operation 43 years ago. Chen Hua, an airport official, said that with the new runway lighting, Gongga airport can increase its handling capacity by at least 40 percent. The runway lighting cost 99 million yuan (about 13.2 million U.S. dollars), and work began at the 3,600 meter...

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2008-04-06 10:15:00

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Saturday the committee has no regrets about its selection of Beijing to host this year's Olympic games.   Calling the decision a "wise choice", Rogge said the committee did not see any "real momentum" towards any form of boycott of the upcoming games. China, which won the right to host the Olympics in 2001, is amid a public relations crisis after fiercely clamping down on monk-led marches in Tibet last month. But Rogge...

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2008-03-17 00:15:00

More evidence of the Chinese government's attempt to squelch protests regarding Tibet arose on Sunday when many users in the communist territory were blocked from viewing videos on YouTube. The blackout began in response to many dissenting videos that began popping up on the video-sharing site on Saturday, just one day after public protests against Chinese rule erupted in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. The videos contained footage from foreign news agencies that were reporting on the...

2006-05-17 20:13:26

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ticket to Tibet, sir? That'll be $1,000 a day. But at least you'll be able to have a good sing on the way. China is planning to offer luxury trains to the roof of the world when it opens a long anticipated and highly controversial railway to Tibet in July, a state newspaper said on Thursday. The five-star trains, aimed mainly at foreigners, will have showers, on board folk dance shows and that staple of the Chinese holiday experience -- karaoke, the Beijing Times...


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2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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