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    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Yujiang's widow, Guo Xiuqin, is the lone occupant of a dank ward at the Cangzhou People's Hospital. She has been there since she saw her husband's body in the hospital mortuary late last month. Under sedation, she stares at the ceiling, ...

  2. Tibetan rail mishap leaves hundreds stranded

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for hours. At Amdo station, to the north, at least two trains carrying hundreds of passengers had to wait hours for services to resume. Hong Kong executive councillor Leung Chun-ying, who was on a Better Hong Kong Foundation tour, said the train captain informed passengers of the incident shortly after dinner at 5.30pm. His train was stranded in Amdo for about five hours before resuming ...

  3. Protesters arrested as Tibet railway readies to roll

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Three protesters were arrested as the first passenger trains leading to Tibet readied for their long journeys tonight on the world's highest railway. Railway authorities and staff working on the line have been busy making last ...

  4. Tibet rail link 'a dream come true'

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After a 20-year campaign, retired general lauds line's completion as a personal triumph, writes Shi Jingtao Few people outside Tibet would have taken the completion of the first railway linking the impoverished region with the rest of China as person ...

  5. Link expected to bring trade, tourism boom

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is not only expected to lead to a tourism boom in the region but also help increase trade with China's neighbours throughout South Asia. Tanzen Lhundup, a Tibetan scholar from the Chinese Centre for Tibetan Stud ...

  6. Tibet rail plans daily runs to 3 cities

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Tibet railway slated to open in July will probably offer daily passenger runs out of Lhasa to Beijing, Chengdu and Xining. Qinghai-Tibet Railway Company deputy manager Ma Baocheng told Xinhua recently that the company was also preparing a fo ...

  7. Elderly HK man dies travelling new Tibet railway

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.11pm: An elderly Hong Kong man has died while travelling on the newly-opened Qinghai-Tibet railway? which runs on the high mountains along the Tibetan plateau, a newspaper reported on Monday. The 75-year-old man died after suffer ...

  8. Tibet's old mysteries lure a new generation of pilgrims

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... A region once treated with suspicion today draws many mainlanders to explore its mysticism, writes Paul Mooney Tibet fever, which started spreading throughout the west more than a decade ago, is finally catching on across the mainland, where people are em ...

  9. 300b yuan bid to boost water flow from west

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Critics question environmental cost and feasibility of diversion plan's third route The mainland plans to spend at least 300 billion yuan to divert water from the world's highest plateau to the country's north despit ...

  10. More visitors, less time at Potala Palace

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Move to handle surge in tourists due to rail link Time limits will be placed on visits to Lhasa's Potala Palace to help the UN World Heritage site cope with a rising tide of tourists expected to travel to the region on the new Qinghai-Tibet ...




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