Facts and Figures of Tibetan
Backgrounder: Historical facts of Tibet
Tibet in eyes of foreign
Farmer Nuosang ties a hada to one pillar of his newly-built house, in Gurong township, Duilongdeqing County of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 21, 2008. Nuosang has just completed 8 new rooms with the government's financial aid. Since the government of Tibet Autonomous Region launched the project of "living in peace and contentment" for local farmers and herdsmen two years ago, it has allocated about 7.022 billion yuan (nearly 1 billion dollars) for the dwelling of 114,000 households, totaling 594,000 farmers and herdsmen. (Xinhua Photo/Soinam Norbu)
BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The net income of Tibetan
farmers and herdsmen has experienced double-digital growth in each of the past
five years, said a former Tibetan official here on Wednesday.
"The per capita net income of farmers and herdsmen in
Tibet reached 2,788 yuan (391 U.S. dollars) last year," said Ragdi, former
vice-chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, at a meeting
here of the Counseling Committee on Development of the Tibet Autonomous
Region. Full story
BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The tourism development in China's Tibet Autonomous Region has been growing faster than what officials expected, said a veteran Tibetan official here on Wednesday.
Ragdi, former vice-chairman of the
National People's Congress Standing Committee, made the remark at a meeting of
the Counseling Committee on Development of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Full story
LHASA, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The government of
China's Tibet Autonomous Region plans to allocate 465 million yuan (62 million
U.S. dollars) for low-cost housing starting this year to improve living
standards, especially for low-income households. Full story
LHASA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Tibet plans to
provide housing for 52,000 farmers and herders in 2008, said officials at the
first plenary session of the 9th People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region.
LHASA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China has earmarked
570 million yuan (78.5 million U.S. dollars) for the preservation of 22
historical and cultural relics in the southwestern Tibet Autonomous
Region. Full story
LHASA, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The first ozone
measurement observatory in Tibet Autonomous Region has became operational on the
world's highest plateau, according to local meteorological administration.