Tibet will maintain prolonged stability and high-quality development, said Yan Jinhai, chairman of the People’s Government of Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
Over the past 63 years, Tibet has made great progress after suffering so much, which fully demonstrates the incomparable superiority of the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Yan said Sunday night during a local TV speech at the occasion of the anniversary of the emancipation of a million people. serfs.
In 1959, the magnificent democratic reform completely destroyed Tibet‘s feudal serfdom under theocracy and freed over a million serfs in the region. These serfs gained freedom and dignity, becoming masters of the country, the region and their own destiny, he said.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has united and led the people of all ethnic groups in Tibet in founding the Tibet Autonomous Region, establishing the socialist system, achieving construction, reform and socialist openness, and the elimination of absolute poverty, he added.
Official data shows that in 2021, Tibet’s GDP exceeded 200 billion yuan (about 31.4 billion U.S. dollars), an increase of about 7 percent from the previous year. Personal disposable income per capita in urban and rural Tibet increased by 13% and 14% respectively in 2021.
A total of 693,300 local farmers and herders found employment in 2021, generating overall income of 5.81 billion yuan. The average life expectancy in Tibet in 2021 has risen to 72.19 years, and as of last year, the total length of operational roads in the region exceeded 120,000 km.
The region will continue to give high priority to ecological conservation and boost green development, he added.
By implementing the CCP’s guidelines for governing Tibet in a new era and the decisions and plans of the central authorities, Tibet is sure to embrace a brighter future through concerted efforts, innovation and reform, said the regional president.