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he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera
te high-speed trains with a designed running
speed of 200 kilometers per hour, thecover.cn reported. China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd, which is designing the line, revealed a draft plan on Wednesday that tra
ins on the whole Sichuan-Tibet line will travel with
a designated speed of 200 km/h, with some segments limited to 160 km/h. The 1,600-kilometer-long line under construct
ion is designed to start from Chengdu, pass through Ya’an and Kan gding, then enter Tibet via Qamdo and end at Lhasa. The 140-kilometer Chengd
u-Ya’an high-speed railway, whic h serves part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, started operation last year with a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
nitiative is a challenge, but achievable,” she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potenti
al for innovation and creativity, such as new dis
aster risk prediction and analysis, and disaster-resilient infrastructures. Huang Runqiu, vice-minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said dis
reduction of natural hazards along the initiative is crucial for its success and sustainability. Regions at the heart of the initiative, such as the Tianshan-Pamir Platea
u, the H
imalayas, eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and South Asia, are facing serio us disaster threats due to tectonic movements, fragile ecosystems and extreme weather, he said.
k Slotte, a senior disaster management expert from the UN Environm ent Program, said poorly managed infrastructure projects can damage the ecosystem.
April 8 and was succeeded by Wang, former director of the Dunhuang Academy.
Shan is well known for his innovative changes
to the Palace Museu m, such as the introduction of a light show during the Lantern Festival.
By the end of 2018 over 80 percent of the Forbidden City had opened to visitors, compared with only 52 percent in 2014.
The Palace Museum established the Palace Museum Resea
rch Institute in Nove mber 2013 as an unincorporated organization for scholarly inquiry and exchange.
itute includes Palace Museum Institute researchers, scholars in the Palace Museum, and oth er Chinese and international scholars, all coming together in an atmosphere of open scholarly exchange.
With a sustainable approach, the academ
y seeks to lead in scholarly developme nt, formulate research strategies, evaluate scholarly writings, realize Palace Museum research goals, tra
in talent, publish quality material, and conduct international academic exchange.
After a disappointing performance in 2018, China’s economy appears to be stabiliz
ing. In the first quarter of 2019, GDP growth, at 6.4 percent year-on-year, matched
that of the previous quarter. But grow th in industrial production exceeded expectations, expanding by 6.5 percent year-on-year (and by 8.5 percent in Mar
n exports growth was positive, albeit weak, despite the ongoing trade frictions with the United States. Moreover, fixed-asset investment (FAI) grew by 6.3 percent－0.2 percentage points high
er than in the previous quar ter. Investment in real estate grew the fastest (11.8 percent), followed by manufacturing (4.6 percent) and in
frastructure (4.4 percent). The growth of investment both in real estate and infrastru
cture was stronger not only sequentially, but also year-on-year. As usual, consumption growth was stable.
The ongoing China-led international collaboration project Tianq
in, a spac
e-based gravitational wave detection syste m scheduled to be completed by 2035, is expected to significantly improve unders
of major cosmic phenomena, including black holes, scientists said. Tianqin uses the Chinese words tian, meaning sk
y or heav
ens, and qin, meaning stringed musical instrument. It will consist of three satellites forming an equilater
al triangle around Earth at an orbit of 100,000 kilometers.
ill work to detect gravitational waves, whic h scientists theorize are ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by violen
t cosmic events, such as colliding black holes, supernovas and even the birth of the universe.