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China Focus: Tibet basically eliminates absolute poverty
Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-07 16:04:00

LHASA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's Tibet Autonomous Region has basically eradicated absolute poverty, chairman of the regional government announced Tuesday.

The feat was accomplished after Tibet lifted the remaining 150,000 people out of poverty and took 19 counties off the poverty list in 2019, said Qizhala in his government work report delivered at the third session of the 11th People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region.

"Absolute poverty has been basically eradicated (in Tibet)," said Qizhala. "We are poised to achieve the overall victory in the fight against poverty."

Known as the "roof of the world," Tibet is famous for its picturesque plateau landscapes and splendid ethnic cultures. It is also one of the main grounds in China's nationwide campaign against poverty.

Accumulatively, Tibet has lifted 628,000 people out of poverty, and delisted 74 county-level regions from the poverty list, according to data from the regional government.

"It is of great significance in the development of the Tibetan people to basically eliminate absolute poverty, given the adverse natural conditions on the plateau and the region's underdeveloped social conditions," said Wang Zhuo, a public administration expert with Sichuan University.

"It also attests to the success of the Chinese model of development on the high plateau and offers the world an exemplary case," said Wang, who is also the director of an anti-poverty research center.

In Tuesday's work report, Qizhala said the gross domestic product (GDP) in Tibet was estimated at more than 160 billion yuan (around 23 billion U.S. dollars) last year, up about 9 percent year on year.

Per capita disposable income for the region's rural residents grew about 13 percent, while that for urban residents rose more than 10 percent, said Qizhala.

In 2020, Qizhala said Tibet's GDP is expected to maintain a stable growth of 9 percent. The total retail sales of consumer goods aim to grow 10 percent this year.

Meanwhile, the per capita disposable income for the region's urban and rural residents in 2020 is estimated to grow 10 percent and 13 percent, respectively.

Qizhala added that the region aims to create 50,000 urban jobs and ensure that the registered unemployment rate does not rise above 3.6 percent.

Tibet's tourism sector, a pillar of the regional economy, also saw robust growth in 2019, with tourism revenue rising to 56 billion yuan (around 7.9 billion U.S. dollars) and more than 40 million tourists from home and abroad visited the region, up 19 percent year on year.

Tibet will continue to develop its tourism industry in 2020, with an aim to attract over 47 million tourists and increase the tourism revenue to over 60 billion yuan, Qizhala said.

"We will build Tibet into an important destination for global tourism and promote our tourism brand as the world's Third Pole," he said.

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Making Miracles: Tibetans conquer poverty

Development and getting rich is for every region, no region should be left behind, unity is the top strength of China ,together, miracles can be a norm.

 

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Border villagers receive new free housing in Tibet
By Palden Nyima and Daqiong in Lhasa, Tibet
2019-10-28 15:41

The villagers of Puma Changthang township draw lots to get their new houses. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

By last week 133 villagers from 29 households in Tibet's Puma Changthang township had all finished moving into their new houses, meaning all the township's residents were living in free houses provided by the government.

Sharing a 25-km border with Bhutan where the average altitude tops 5,300 meters above sea level, the Puma Changthang township is in Nakarze county of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, and it is renowned as the "world's highest township".

Resettlement in new housing provided by the government is part of the government's efforts to ensure its entire population lives comfortably in border areas.

Prospering the border townships by boosting the economy, social stability, and helping people become rich is part of Nakarze county's key measures in its livelihood project.

According to the county government, the county's border construction project involves two townships and 17 villages, and the project cost more than 643 million yuan ($91 million).

Project construction includes villagers' houses, village committee offices, a village clinic, water supply, and roads.

This phase of the township's construction project benefited 282 households with a population of 1,023. Other residents have started moving into new houses in 2017.


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Tibet Targets China's Highest GDP Growth This Year

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DATE : JAN 16 2020/SOURCE : YICAI


Tibet Targets China's Highest GDP Growth This Year

(Yicai Global) Jan. 16 -- China's less-developed regions, including the Tibet Province and southwestern Guizhou, expect to keep on growing faster than others this year amid downgraded predictions nationwide.

Tibet has set a gross domestic product growth target of 9 percent for this year, the highest among Chinese regions, China News Service reported today, citing regional government data. Southwestern Guizhou deems to notch 8 percent. Both of them have lowered their targets by around 1 percentage point from 2019.

But not everyone downgrades. Northeastern Tianjin, a busy port city, has raised its 2020 goal to 5 percent from last year's 4.5 percent.

The central government is seeking a magic number of 6 percent growth for this year. Last year, it targeted a range between 6 percent and 6.5 percent. The National Bureau of Statistics will release the nation's official 2019 results tomorrow. A team of researchers from Renmin University of China predicts the reading to be 6.1 percent, less than 2018's 6.6 percent.

Most of China's 26 provinces and administrative regions have scaled back their 2020 goals. The economic powerhouses of Beijing and Shanghai are expected to expand by around 6 percent.

The wealthiest provinces, eastern Jiangsu and southern Guangdong, are likely to grow to the tune of 6 percent this year, both resulting in a sum above CNY10 trillion (USD1.45 trillion). In 2018, Jiangsu, which houses Nanjing and Suzhou, logged a 6.4 percent GDP boost. Guangdong, home to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, had a reading of 6.3 percent.

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The Top priority of new settlements in remote Tibetan rural regions is for better education facilities. Education holds the key of success for the future generations.

Himalayan Mountain Village Schools in Tibet









 

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China is doing a wonderful job in improving living conditions of its nationals without any doubt.

China is looking forward to creating Smart rural environments, not just Smart cities.

I particularly find China's ability to create so many new cities incredibly impressive. I recall some Western sources terming these as Ghost cities but idiots were misreading the whole thing. China is slowly but surely populating its new cities with relevant education programs in how to live in them and manage them. Amazing.
 

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