People in Xialuo village of Qusum county in the Tibet autonomous region performed a red musical, "Bitter Turns Sweet After the Communist Party Came", on June 25.
Zhang Chunxian, the Secretary of the Communist Party of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, raises a toast with members of the public, wishing people of all ethnic groups a better life, at Seven-One Star Night Market in Urumqi on July 4, 2011.
China is a unitary multiethnic nation made up of 56 different peoples. Because the Han account for 91.6% of the population, the other 55 are customarily referred to as "ethnic minorities".
China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin has urged officials to maintain stability and improve social management in Tibet and other Tibetan-inhabited areas.