New China-Nepal trade route to open soon as Tibet facility gets green light

A new trading facility in a Tibetan village on the border with Nepal has been given the go-ahead, as China seeks to expand economic ties with its Himalayan neighbour.

Construction work on the Lizi Port – which sits at 4,600 metres above sea level – has been completed and it passed an inspection by the commerce ministry on Tuesday, according to Chinese state media.

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