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Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
Yushu, Qinghai, 13 September: China plans to preserve a badly damaged Buddhist monastery in a remote northwest Tibetan region as a memorial to the devastating earthquake that killed nearly 2,700 people more than a year ago.
The government has approved the preservation of the ruins of the 750-year-old Trangu monastery and work is to begin any time soon, officials of Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province, said Monday [12 September].
The monastery, nestled among mountains near the town of Gyegu, was reduced to barely more than a mound of rubble. The main …