Tag Archives: Infrastructure

  • China launches first bullet train in Tibet, close to Indian border

    China on Friday operationalised its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh. ...

  • Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA

    Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing US criticism. ...

  • China’s emissions exceed all the developed countries combined: Report

    China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the US and the developed world combined, according to a report published Thursday by research and consulting firm Rhodium Group. ...

  • Tibet infrastructure plan: China to invest nearly $30 billion in five years

    Beijing will pump in nearly $30 billion in expanding infrastructure projects across Tibet - the Chinese province with the longest section of the border with India - over the next five years, according to government announcement in Lhasa. ...

  • India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream

    India is considering a plan to build a 10 gigawatts (GW) hydropower project in a remote eastern state, an Indian official said on Tuesday, following reports that China could construct dams on a section of the Brahmaputra river. ...

  • China eyes 60 GW of hydropower on Tibet’s Brahmaputra river

    China could build up to 60 gigawatts of hydropower capacity on a section of the Brahmaputra river, known as the Yarlung Tsangbo, which flows from Tibet into India and Bangladesh, Chinese state media reported on Monday. ...

  • India launches radar imaging satellite and 9 foreign satellites

    India on Saturday successfully placed into orbit one more eye in the sky — a radar imaging earth observation satellite EOS-01 (formerly RISAT-2BR2) — and nine other foreign satellites in a text book style. ...

  • China planning building spree in Tibet as India tensions rise, sources say

    China is planning a more than 1 trillion yuan ($146 billion) push to accelerate infrastructure investment in Tibet, including new and previously announced projects, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. ...

  • Dam collapse in China could point to a ‘black swan’ disaster

    The dam at a small reservoir in China’s Guangxi region gave way last month after days of heavy rain in a collapse that could be a harbinger of sterner tests for many of the country’s 94,000 aging dams as the weather gets more extreme. ...

  • McLeod Ganj bus station, used mostly by Tibetans, continues to be closed

    McLeod Ganj, a Himalayan village in northern India, is known as the abode of the Dalai Lama, and the headquarters of the Tibetans in exile. But the McLeod Ganj bus station has been closed for private buses since May last year. ...