BEIJING: Top scientists backed by the ruling Communist Party of China are working on a plan to drain the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) river near the Indian border and divert the water through a 1,000-km tunnel, the world’s longest, to arid Xinjiang.
The Tsangpo flows into India through Arunachal Pradesh as the Siang before becoming the Brahmaputra in Assam — the source livelihood for millions in the country’s northeast.
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BEIJING: China on Saturday warned world leaders and politicians against meeting the Dalai Lama, saying it would be perceived as a “major offence” as the spiritual leader is a “separatist” trying to carve out an independent Tibet.
Foreign officials also can’t get away by saying they were meeting the exiled Tibetan leader in a personal capacity as they still represent their governments, Zhang Yijiong, who heads the Communist Party’s Tibet working group, told reporters on the sidelines of the party congress here.