Latest Tiger Leaping Gorge Stories
Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency in Lhasa, now offers a 7-day overland tour from Lijiang to Shangrila, with many fascinating cultural stops along the way.
Legend has it that a tiger vaulted the mighty Yangtze here at its narrowest point. Before long, anybody or beast might be able to saunter across the river atop a towering dam wall.
By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese plans to turn an untamed river into a hydro-electric hub have sparked a war of words about national priorities as the government rethinks the balance between economic growth and environmental protection.
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