Hoh Xil

Dumping the desk job made the difference

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 conservationist, recognition comes in arrival of the torch

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

On track after years of toil

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 secret

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Wild Yak Brigade heroes charged with selling antelope pelts

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

Gold mine closed

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