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2012-07-06 23:03:34

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa-based travel agency, now offers an 8-day train tour from the Chinese capital of Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Travelers will have the opportunity to explore the famous historic and cultural sights of these two cities. (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency, now offers an 8-day train Tibet tour from the Chinese capital of Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous...

2008-08-29 15:00:37

China building airport on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau XINING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Workers on Wednesday completed construction of a runway for a new airport in the heart of China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The 3,800-meter-long runway, 3,900 meters above sea level,is part of a planned airport about 20 km away from Yushu, also known as Gyegu, seat of Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in Qinghai Province, west China. "Completion of this runway as scheduled lay a good foundation for operation...

2008-08-27 06:00:35

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Building Airport on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau"] XINING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) - Workers on Wednesday completed construction of a runway for a new airport in the heart of China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The 3,800-meter-long runway, 3,900 metres above sea level,is part of a planned airport about 20 km away from Yushu, also known as Gyegu, seat of Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in Qinghai...

2008-08-19 09:00:34

Chinese vice premier stresses promotion of agriculture and animal husbandry development XINING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu has stressed here the need to further promote the development of the country's agriculture and animal husbandry in accordance with local resources condition, regional and ethnic features. Hui, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, also called for stepped-up efforts for the...

2008-08-17 21:00:27

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Vice-Premier Stresses Promotion of Agriculture And Animal husbandry Development"] XINING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) - Chinese Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu has stressed here the need to further promote the development of the country's agriculture and animal husbandry in accordance with local resources condition, regional and ethnic features. Hui, who is also a member of the Political Bureau of...

2008-08-11 09:01:11

China Xining Special Steel reports 99 pct net profit surge in 1H BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Xining Special Steel Co. Ltd., a major domestic iron and steel maker, reported on Saturday a 252 million yuan (36.7 million U.S. dollars) net profits in the first half, up 99.42 percent year-on-year. The western Qinghai-based steel maker's business revenue topped 3.72 billion yuan, up 47.46 percent year on year, with earnings per share standing at 0.34 yuan. The profit rise was mainly...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Floods Leave Two Miners Missing, Two Others Trapped in Northwest China"] XINING, July 28 (Xinhua) - Persistent rainfall triggered floods in northwest China's Qinghai Province, leaving two miners trapped, two others missing and more than 1,300 households of farmers and herdsmen affected by Monday afternoon, said local authorities on Monday. Two people had been trapped in a gold mine since...

2008-07-18 09:01:00

King of Mountain standings after 7th stage of Tour de Qinghai Lake XINING, China, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Following is the King of Mountain classification after the 214-kilometer seventh stage of 2008 Tour de Qinghai Lake International Road Cycling Race on Thursday in northwest China?s Qinghai Province. 1. Ahad Sarai Kazemi, Iran, Tabriz Petrochemical Team (TPT), 21 points 2. Hossein Askari, Iran, Tabriz Petrochemical Team (TPT), 17 3 Lucas Persson, Sweden, Cycle Collstrop (COS), 15...

2008-07-17 09:01:05

King of Mountain standings after 6th stage of Tour de Qinghai Lake XINING, China, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Following is the King of Mountain classification after the 115-kilometer sixth stage of 2008 Tour de Qinghai Lake International Road Cycling Race on Wednesday in northwest China's Qinghai Province. 1. Ahad Sarai Kazemi, Iran, Tabriz Petrochemical Team (TPT), 21 points 2. Hossein Askari, Iran, Tabriz Petrochemical Team (TPT), 17 3 Lucas Persson, Sweden, Cycle Collstrop (COS), 15...

2006-08-30 00:34:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - One of China's new trains to Tibet, the world's highest railway, derailed on Tuesday, disrupting the line for five hours and delaying thousands of passengers, state media said. The 16-carriage train from the southwestern city of Chongqing derailed near Co Nag Lake, some 400 km (250 miles) northeast of the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, the Beijing News said, adding that only the dining carriage came off the tracks. China opened the 1,140-km (710-mile) railway linking...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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