Authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region will extend free education, which used to cover only primary and junior high schools, to all senior high school and secondary vocational school students starting from the autumn semester this year.
The growth rate of the average income of rural residents in Northwest Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has surpassed the average level of the country in the first six months of this year, statistics show.
Lhagba was one of some 20,000 Tibetans sitting in front of the Potala Palace on Tuesday morning listening to Vice-President Xi Jinping's speech at a grand rally to mark the 60th anniversary of Tibet's peaceful liberation.
Vice-President Xi Jinping called on Tuesday for the rapid development of all sectors of society in the Tibet autonomous region to improve people's livelihood.
The following is the full text of the message of congratulation from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Standing Committee of the National People' s Congress (NPC), the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the Central Military Commission on Tuesday in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the need to foster a sense of common identity of all ethnic groups in Tibet for the region's future development.
Effective steps need to be taken to prevent and crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities of separatist forces, and firmly safeguard national unification and stability in Tibet, said a message from the Chinese central authorities on the 60th anniversary of Tibet's peaceful liberation.
Since Tibet's peaceful liberation 60 years ago, the Communist Party and the Central Government have attached great importance to the protection, inheritance and development of Tibetan culture.
A forum was held on Thursday morning as the Tibet autonomous region celebrated the 60th anniversary of its peaceful liberation. At 7 am, members of the People's Political Consultative Conference of Tibet Autonomous Region and people from all social circles celebrated the 60th anniversary of Tibet's peaceful liberation. Participants reviewed the liberation, which changed the course of Tibet, and talked about Tibet’s 60 years of economic and social development. All the people agreed that now is a period of rapid development for Tibet, and Tibetans are living their happiest lives.