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Lhasa improves public services
update:December 21,2017

Dec. 21, 2017 -- Lhasa has made steady efforts to upgrade its education system, provide high-quality public healthcare services and improve public cultural services, making its people have a greater sense of gain.

The city has established a modern and more balanced education system and has given vulnerable groups easier access to compulsory education.

In 2017, 97.76 percent of its senior high school students were enrolled in colleges, 10 percent higher than that in 2016 and 16 percent higher than the average in Tibet. Over 2,000 students from secondary vocational schools either pursued higher education or got employed.  

More resources have been channeled into building a healthy Lhasa.

The city has upgraded its healthcare system integrating Tibetan, Western and traditional Chinese medicines. Doctors are well trained and hospitals and health centers have been set up in towns and villages, providing affordable and quality healthcare services for its citizens, especially those in poverty-stricken areas.

Lhasa has established 75 cultural centers, 6 museums, 459 study rooms and libraries, offering free cultural products and services to citizens. Besides, it has subsidized local art and culture groups and encouraged more non-profit performances. 

By: Ma Wenhui

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