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  1. Geography students safe after scare

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Danny Mok and Fox Yi Hu More than 70 students and teachers from a Hong Kong university and two mainland universities were confirmed safe after earlier being reported missing while on a study tour of a high-altitude area in the northwestern province of Qin ...

  2. Mainland hostages leave Iraq

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The seven workers from Fujian who were taken hostage in Iraq last Sunday and released 36 hours later are on their way back to China. Luo Xingwu, the Chinese ambassador to Jordan, confirmed late last night that the men had arrived in Amman by ...

  3. From gulag to do-gooder central

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Philanthropy is blossoming in a region once renowned for its jails, Ray Cheung reports in the third of a four-part series on the impoverished, remote province Mention the words activism and Qinghai in the same breath and the first thought likely to come t ...


    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, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - TIBET

    Book review: My Tibetan Childhood, by Naktsang Nulo

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by David Wilson

    ... Next, Nulo's father joins the 1958 Amdo uprising but is slain; Nulo and his brother are detained in a cramped camp wracked by hunger. In plain style, Nulo documents the squalor ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Tibet on fast track to development

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Beijing over the next five years will build two new railway lines from Lhasa that will cover more than 750 kilometres and cost 36 billion yuan (HK$40.45 billion)- equivalent to 82 per cent of the region's GDP last year. Such enormou ...

  8. Plague outbreak in Qinghai kills 2, leaves thousands quarantined

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk An outbreak of pneumonic plague in a Tibetan area in the northwest Qinghai province has killed two people, the local government said late yesterday as it sealed off the affected town and put thousands of people under quarantine. Xinhua report ...

  9. Students continue trip after scare

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A group of more than 80 students and teachers has continued a study tour along the ancient Silk Road after a hiking scare in a high-altitude area of the western province of Qinghai. The students and teachers, part of a group of 112 people from t ...

  10. Officials hope flame will shine new light on untamed Qinghai's rugged charms

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao For decades Qinghai has been a symbol of China's 'wild west' - vast, untamed lands, picturesque lakes, snow-capped mountains and wandering Tibetan nomads. Then there is the vulnerable economy and widespread poverty. But the rem ...




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