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2012-09-25 23:03:50

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. Experience the unique Naxi culture, magnificence of the Yangtze River, and serenity of Shongtsen monastery. “This tour provides people with the chance to see not only familiarize themselves with Tibetan culture but also to encounter the picturesque landscapes of the Tibetan region,” said Explore...

2006-05-10 07:15:00

By Alan Wheatley TIGER LEAPING GORGE, China -- 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. Residents and environmentalists fear that China's hunger for hydropower to feed its booming economy could spell the end of one of the world's deepest river gorges and scar some of the country's most spectacular scenery. Ma Jun, an environmental consultant in Beijing,...

2005-10-24 00:35:00

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. Officials and experts in Beijing debated at the weekend a plan to harness the Nu River in southwest Yunnan province with a chain of up to 13 hydro-power stations amid signs of revived official favor for the project. The whole project, which could...


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