EDITOR'S DESK
Where Will It Lead?
  
 



 
VOL.49 NO.26 JUNE.29 2006
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  Cover Story  
By some measures, it has taken nearly 100 years to build a rail connection between Qinghai Province and Tibet. But, after much discussion and delay, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is scheduled to open for a trial run on July 1.
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Fourth Session 10th National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

PEOPLE & POINTS
Enhancing Cooperation

 
VIEWPOINT
Revival of the Silk Road
Xinjiang's growing role in Central Asia

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Summit Ascent
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'Black Sites' Blacken the White House
U.S. under pressure to close Guantanamo Bay detention center
Economic Key to Sino-African Ties
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NATION
Connecting People
Qinghai-Tibet Railway brings Tibet closer to the rest of the world
Down the Line
Local residents have mixed feelings about the railway
Keeping Track of Cluture
Will Tibet's religious culture be preserved?
A 'Green' Railroad?
Environmetnal concerns over the railway
BUSINESS
Moving on Up?
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Five Ways to Revive Liaoning Province
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Energy Jitters
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State of the Market
FORUM
Is Nude Public Welfare Advertising Desirable?
EXPAT'S EYE
Distilled Relic
Toasting with very special spirits
SNAPSHOT
The World Cup and Pluralism
 
NEW START
Students at Nanjing University celebrate their graduation as they bid farewell to college life and enter the working world.
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