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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.
The ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing is all about gar
dening, but it doesn’t shy away from high techn
ology that improves visitors’ experience. To provide visitors with information services, ticket purchasing, parking, travel ro
utes, introductions to scenic sp ots, medical services, performance arrangements and traveling tips, a mobile phone app called Expo 2019 was developed.
It’s like having a tour guide at hand, said Guo Ziliang, an official at the Beijing World H
orticultural Expo Coordination Bureau, the expo’s organizer. “The app shows people how to conveniently and efficiently make their way through the park,” he said. “It also helps improve the park’s reception capacity.”
The 162-day expo, from April 29 to Oct 7, is expect
ed to receive a total of 16 million visitors. The app, available in bilingual versions-English and Chinese-can be downloaded for free from online app stores.