Business Wire

CGTN: Tibetan Religious Leader Extends Wishes for Spring Festival, Tibetan New Year

Share

The Tibetan New Year falls on the same day as the Spring Festival this year. As a long, bitter winter starts petering down, colorful spring sneaks in.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210212005297/en/

Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, the 11th Panchen Lama, on Friday expressed best wishes to all Tibetans at home and abroad for both the Spring Festival and the Tibetan Year of the Iron Ox through China Media Group (CMG) and China Tibet Online.

Looking back at the past year, he expressed his affirmation that China has overcome difficulties in the face of the pandemic. "The whole country united together, and all people worked with one heart, achieving outstanding results in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, which draws much worldwide attention," he said.

"From the pandemic, we have further understood how precious life is. As I see it, health, peace and happiness are the most precious fortune in human life. From the pandemic, we have also further understood that all human beings are in a community with a shared future."

He also expressed his understanding of the importance of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Erdini Qoigyijabu spoke of the historic alleviation of poverty in Tibet and of people in the region living and working in peace and contentment, and expressed his sincere gratitude to the country. "I feel very gratified to see the new Tibet today," he said. "A glorious time and a happy homeland is not a gift from nature. We should remain grateful for our country, and for the thousands upon thousands of people willing to sacrifice for us.”

Finally, he offered New Year blessings to the people of the whole country. "Let us jointly wish and pray the world be peaceful, the country be prosperous, the people live in peace, the weather be favorable, and all living things live joyfully! I wish everyone and every family be happy, safe and sound in the New Year and reap a new harvest," he concluded.

The Tibetan New Year, known as Losar, is the most important festival on the Tibetan calendar.

Celebrating Losar, Tibetan New Year, on the plateau

Losar is roughly the same as the Spring Festival of the Han ethnic group.

The Tibetan New Year is calculated based on the Tibetan calendar. It starts on the first day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar and ends on the 15th day. It falls on February 12 this year.

Originally a harvest celebration, the festival gradually shifted to the beginning of a new year, after Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) married Songtsen Gampo, the then Tibetan King, and brought to the southwestern Chinese region the culture of the Han people.

For the Tibetans and those who have been exploring the Tibetan New Year on the plateau, Tashi delek, and Happy New Year!

A developing Tibet

Transportation has long been a bottleneck inhibiting Tibet's development, as the region is situated on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with complex geographical conditions for road construction and limited technology and funds.

Since late 2012, China has been bolstering its infrastructure investment in Tibet. So far, roads have connected 95 percent of the township-level administrations and 75 percent of the incorporated villages in the region. The road network in Tibet now stretches over 117,000 kilometers, up by 50 percent from the end of 2015.

As for air transportation, Tibet has launched a total of 130 air routes, with 61 cities connected by flights; 5.18 million passenger trips were registered in 2020.

The development of Tibet is well-founded with data.

With the strong support of the central government and the active assistance from the local people, the economy of Tibet has been developing steadily.

In 2018, Tibet registered a GDP growth rate of 10 percent, the highest in China.

According to the released work reports from the local governments in February 2021, Tibet led the 2020 growth rate among the country's 31 provincial-level regions, at 7.8 percent, followed by southwestern provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan, at 4.5 and 4 percent, respectively.

In 2021, Tibet's GDP growth target stands at over 9 percent, while the pace is set around 8 percent for Guizhou and Yunnan provinces.

Original article: here.

Contact information

Media:
Jiang Simin
jiang.simin@cgtn.com
+86 18826553286

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Visa’s Mission to Digitally Enable Small Businesses Gains Momentum Across Europe1.3.2021 10:00:00 CETPress release

Visa (NYSE: V) today announced more than 100 partners across Europe have joined the Where You Shop Matters initiative to help small business owners build digital capabilities and continue serving their communities. More than two million small firms across Europe have received support since the launch of the program in summer 2020. The announcement marks a major milestone in Visa’s commitment to help eight million small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in Europe – and 50 million globally - to get online, adapt and future proof their business. Across Europe, Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact on small businesses. Research conducted by Visa revealed that 65% of small businesses are concerned about the future of their business.1 With many having to operate under restrictions and lockdowns, small businesses are increasingly moving their operations online and embracing digital payments. Visa data shows that over 10 countries in Europe have seen a 20% increase in online sales a

Effissimo Releases Presentation Explaining Proposal to Appoint Independent Investigators at Toshiba1.3.2021 08:00:00 CETPress release

Effissimo Capital Management (“Effissimo”), the largest shareholder of Toshiba Corporation (“Toshiba”) (TYO:6502) through the funds it manages, today released a presentation explaining the reasons behind its proposal for an independent investigation into reported irregularities surrounding Toshiba’s July 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”). Effissimo’s proposal will be voted on by Toshiba’s shareholders at an extraordinary shareholders meeting scheduled for March 18, 2021. The full proposal in English can be found here. Supplementing its letter to shareholders dated February 24, 2021, Effissimo’s presentation explains its proposal for an independent investigation into the irregular handling of shareholder voting and shareholder pressure at the closely contested AGM, which Toshiba’s conflicted Audit Committee’s self-audit fails to address. The presentation provides data showing discrepancies in the claimed delivery times of mailed ballots said by Toshiba’s vote tabulator

Mobidiag Receives CE-IVD Marking for Amplidiag ® RESP-4 for Simultaneous Detection of COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B and RSV1.3.2021 07:00:00 CETPress release

Mobidiag Ltd. today announces that it has received CE-IVD marking for its https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmobidiag.com%2Fproducts%2Famplidiag%2F%23ad-resp-4&esheet=52387757&newsitemid=20210228005031&lan=en-US&anchor=Amplidiag%26%23174%3B+RESP-4&index=1&md5=0cd23e123f09386349b0cce93993cf54 Amplidiag® RESP-4 molecular diagnostic test for the rapid and simultaneous detection of some of the most prevalent respiratory viruses: SARS-CoV-2 (responsible for COVID-19 infection), Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV. These viruses present similar symptoms, making it difficult for physicians to determine accurately which virus a patient has. The https://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmobidiag.com%2Fproducts%2Famplidiag%2F%23ad-resp-4&esheet=52387757&newsitemid=20210228005031&lan=en-US&anchor=Amplidiag%26%23174%3B+RESP-4&index=2&md5=464a0549cf8a17c939d070d2af83d1a7 Amplidiag® RESP-4 assay can rapidly and simultaneously determine an accurate

CLH Evolves to Exolum, the Company’s New Global Brand1.3.2021 06:00:00 CETPress release

Exolum is the new brand name chosen by the CLH Group from now on to face its ambitious objectives for the future, focused on adapting its business to decarbonisation and the energytransition, the digitalisation of its activities and the fight against climatechange. This rebranding is due to the need to adapt to the new environment and to transform the company itself which, in addition to carrying out oil product storage and transport activities in Spain, has embarked on an international growth process and is now present in 7 othercountries. The group has expanded its activity to the storage, management and transportation of liquid products, especially chemical products, operating in new sectors, such as eco-fuels, the circulareconomy and the development of new energyvectors. The new name, simple but modern, shows a spirit where innovation is the key. The Exolum brand was originally devised as the CLH Group subsidiary dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation. However, after several

CGTN: What Are Generations of Chinese Communists Striving For?27.2.2021 16:36:00 CETPress release

The Communist Party of China (CPC), the ruling party of the world's most populous nation and the second largest economy, is turning 100 this year. What has been motivating the CPC to fight against one challenge after another over the past century? This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210227005021/en/ "The original aspiration and the mission of Chinese Communists is to seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation," General Secretary Xi Jinping of the CPC Central Committee said in his report to the 19th CPC National Congress in October 2017. "This founding aspiration, this mission, is what inspires the Chinese Communists to advance," Xi said. Self-discipline, selflessness In March 2018, Xi, also the Chinese president, further explained the cause pursued by the CPC with a quote from an ancient poem: "A virtuous person is as sharp-sighted as a clear mirror hanging high, a selfless perso

Colicity Inc. Announces Closing of $345 Million Initial Public Offering26.2.2021 23:00:00 CETPress release

Colicity Inc. (the “Company”) announced the closing today of its initial public offering of 34,500,000 units, including the underwriters’ exercise of their full over-allotment option for 4,500,000 units, at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units are listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ) and began trading under the ticker symbol “COLIU” on February 24, 2021. Each unit consists of one Class A share and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one Class A share at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants will be exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A shares and warrants are expected to be listed on the NASDAQ under the symbols “COLI” and “COLIW,” respectively. Colicity Inc. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company int

C3 AI and Baker Hughes to Provide Enterprise AI Solutions to Accelerate PETRONAS Digital Transformation Program26.2.2021 15:00:00 CETPress release

C3 AI (NYSE: AI) and Baker Hughes today announced an artificial intelligence (AI) collaboration with PETRONAS, a global energy and solutions company from Malaysia, to apply BakerHughesC3.ai (BHC3) technology across PETRONAS’s strategic digital transformation programs. As the custodian of Malaysia's national oil and gas resources, PETRONAS runs an extensive digital transformation program across energy operations to extract value from data. The adoption of AI as part of its overall program for improved oil and gas productivity, asset integrity, and safety supports PETRONAS’s commitment to provide clean, efficient energy solutions by harnessing the power of technology. PETRONAS will work with energy technology, data science, and AI experts at Baker Hughes and C3 AI to collaborate on projects focused on improved reliability of energy assets in critical operations. Utilizing Microsoft Azure, PETRONAS will deploy the BHC3™ Reliability application to further improve maintenance programs for g