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New homes a comfort to herdsmen

After living in mud-brick huts for generations, people in Bangoin county, in the north pasturing area of the Tibet autonomous region, moved into new concrete houses with the help of the government's Comfortable Housing Project.
State Council approves $21b investment in Tibet

The Chinese central government plans to invest 138.4 billion yuan ($21.38 billion) in Tibet over the next five years to support the region's development and improve local people's lives.
Travel made easy on 'roof of the world'

The first expressway in Tibet opened to traffic on Sunday, with Vice President Xi Jinping cutting the ribbons at the opening ceremony.
China to raise college enrollment rate in Tibet

The government is planning to raise the higher education gross enrollment rate in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region to 30 percent in less than five years, meaning that three out of every ten Tibetan students will enter college by 2015, local officials said Monday.
Life expectancy in Tibet nearly doubled

Thanks to improvement in medical services over the past six decades, average life expectancy in Tibet jumped from 35.5 to 67 years by the end of 2010, says a white paper issued by the Chinese government on Monday.
Tibet's first five-star hotel opens in Lhasa

China's Tibet autonomous region opened its first five-star hotel on Saturday, a move targeting the region's tourism industry.
Tibet's path to democracy

Freedom from feudal autocracy means everyone in the region enjoys equal rights and shares self-governance
Tibet moves ahead with the nation

Over the past 60 years, thanks to the care of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the central government, the struggle of the liberated people of all ethnic groups in Tibet and the support of the people of the entire country, Tibet has made great achievements in various undertakings.
Green energy powering Tibetans' daily lives

When Lhapa's hands are busy gripping the steering wheel and he is unable to turn his prayer wheel, solar energy kicks in and turns it for him.
Tibet's GDP grows notably from 1959 to 2008

Graphics show the growth of Tibet's GDP and per capita GDP from 1959 to 2008 according to a comprehensive report on Tibet's economic and social development published by Beijing-based China Tibetology Research Center on March 30, 2009.
1st postdoctoral research station set up in Tibet

The General Hospital of the Tibet Military Command, specialized in research on acute mountain sickness (AMS), set up the region's first postdoctoral research station on May 20.
Project to end Tibet's power shortages

Tibet's power shortages are expected to end once the Qinghai-Tibet Power Grid Interconnection Project is finished by the end of the year, connecting Tibet's grid to the national grid for the first time.
Deng people's modern life

The Deng tribes living in Zayu county, Nyingchi prefecture of Tibet autonomous region have a population of only about 1,400 and Deng people are still not considered as an ethnic group in China. Its members were isolated until the 1950s, but now they live more modern lives, with the help of the local government.
Lhoba people's modern life

The Lhoba people make up the smallest ethnic group in China. In 1959, the Lhoba people were still living in primitive communes with low levels of production. Currently they are living a more modern life.
Rural Tibetan family life improves with government support

Over the past five years, about 275,000 households in Tibet received government assistance to build new houses, according to a government statement.
Investment in Tibet to hit 26b yuan by 2011

China's investments in Tibet will reach 26 billion yuan ($4 billion) by 2011 along with the construction of a large number of major engineering projects, such as the Lhasa-Shigatse railway, an extension line of the Qinghai-Tibet railway.
Tibet aims to attract high-end travelers

According to the Tibet Autonomous Regional Tourism Bureau, Tibet attracted more than 5.5 million tourists in 2009 and 6.8 million in 2010, with respective annual revenues of 5.2 billion yuan (764 million U.S. dollars) and more than 7 billion yuan.
Night life in Langma halls of Tibet

Colorful spotlights illuminated the huge backdrop painting of the Potala Palace on the stage, while delightful Tibetan melody echoed around the hall. Guests were arriving in pairs or groups and quickly filled up the entertainment place.
Tibet to become China's leading solar power base

Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region is poised to become the country's leading solar power generation base with 10 more photovoltaic power plants to be completed within this year.
Snapshots of Lhasa's night

The capital city has a history of more than 1,300 years, and Tibet will see the 60th anniversary of its peaceful liberation.
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