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  1. Comin' down the mountain

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Keane Shum

    ... mountains, rivers and more farms and factories. And people. Spend 31/2 days on trains or in stations in mainland China and it begins to feel like you've rubbed shoulders and shared squat toilets ...

  2. Tibet aims to lure adventure-seekers away from Nepal

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Chinese. Despite the negative impact on Asian tourism from the outbreak of Sars, Tibet expects a record one million tourists this year. Besides opening five mountains higher than 8,000 metres to climbers and trekkers, it has trained local people as mountain guides to rival Nepal's famed Sherpas. Four Tibetans climbed Mount Everest earlier this year. Climbers also have to pay lower ...

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    Total of 54 Tibet landslide bodies recovered

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 08:19pm by AFP

    ... when the landslide crashed down a mountain east of the Tibetan regional capital of Lhasa onto a mine workers’ camp and buried 83 people. Chances of finding any survivors are regarded as slim, state media has reported. Experts from the ministry of land and resources were investigating the cause of the landslide. Mountainous regions of Tibet are prone to disasters, which can ...

  4. News - China - TIBET

    Beijing has 'no intention' of departing from 'correct policies' in Tibet

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 02:47pm by Reuters

    ... in the remote and mountainous region, which Beijing says suffered from dire poverty, brutal exploitation of serfs and economic stagnation until 1950, when Communist troops "peacefully ...

  5. News - China - TIBET

    More Tibet landslide bodies recovered

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 08:05pm by AFP

    ... so cosy here, but my brother is so cold up there on the mountain.” Experts from the ministry of land and resources have arrived in the area to investigate the cause of the landslide. Mountainous regions of Tibet are prone to such occurrences, which can be exacerbated by heavy mining activity, and the risk of additional landslides has heightened concerns about safety. In recent ...

  6. News - China

    Total of 66 Tibet landslide bodies recovered

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... investigating the cause of the landslide. Mountainous regions of Tibet are prone to such disasters, which can be exacerbated by heavy mining activity. In recent years China has discovered huge mineral ...

  7. Climbers were picked for ethnic reasons

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as possible. But, of course, all had to be elite mountaineers as well. The team of 16 men and three women was drawn from the Tibetan, Han, Tu and Tujia ethnic communities. All had experience scaling ... Renowned Tibetan woman climber Jiji was picked as the first torch-bearer on the 200-metre relay leg up to the summit, in a tribute to women and Tibet, where the mountain is partly located. Jiji ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan, city of tea and pandas and historic gateway to Tibet and beyond

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... gateway to the Tea Horse Road The quake-hit city of Yaan, nestled among mountains on the fringes of the Sichuan Basis, has a long association with the tea trade and even produced the world's ... With nearly 1,700mm of rain a year, Yaan is also known as the "Rain City". It enjoys a monsoon-fed, humid subtropical climate, while mountain ranges to the northwest shield it from cold ...

  9. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Nightmare dig for entire camp of gold miners wiped out by landslide in Tibetan mountains Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where ... asleep when the landslide occurred at about 6am. Xinhua quoted an armed police officer engaged in the rescue as saying that cracks were observed along nearby mountains, indicating the possibility ...

  10. All ready for Everest

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Twenty secondary and four university students will brave an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. ... Poles. Joining experts from HKU, the group will conduct surveys related to environmental protection and learn about the concept of 'Leave No Trace' in mountain trekking. They will also ...




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