Yang Xin was on the first team to raft down the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, an adventure from which his love of the region was born.Sunday, 3 January, 2010, 12:00am
For Cega, director of the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve Administration in Qinghai, the Olympic torch's arrival in the area will be a moment of validation.
The Olympic flame is to pass through part of the national reserve - the sparsely populated habitat of the Tibetan antelope - and Cega has been chosen to help carry it.22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
November 1954 Sichuan-Tibet and Qinghai-Tibet highways open to traffic
May 1956 First runway for military aircraft built near Lhasa
Since 1956 Ministry of Railways starts full-scale planning for 2,000km line between Lanzhou and Lhasa
September 1958 Work on first phase of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, between Xining and Golmud , starts in secret29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Eight men once hailed as local heroes who fended off poachers hunting wild antelope in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau have been arrested for alleged corruption, the Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday.29 Mar 2001 - 12:00am
MORE than 30,000 peasant prospectors have poured into a remote mountainous region in western China in search of gold, prompting the government to close all mines in the area, according to Xinhua (the New China News Agency).
The crackdown is intended to help to manage and protect gold reserves and wild animals and plants in Hoh Xil, western Qinghai province.15 Oct 1995 - 12:00am