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Per capita income of rural Tibetans in Qinghai exceeds 9,000 yuan
update:February 08,2018
Feb. 8, 2018 -- The disposable per capita income of rural permanent residents in Tibetan areas in Qinghai province increased from 4,122 yuan in 2010 to 9,331 yuan in 2017, with an average annual growth of 12.4 percent.

Feb. 8, 2018 -- Tibetan people from Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Qinghai Province are writing Buddhist mantra with sands and stones for blessings on the frozen Tongtian River, which is more than 3,600 meters above the sea level, on Feb.2, 2018. Photo/Luo Yunpeng

Qinghai's Tibetan areas, China's second-largest Tibetan inhabited region, have a population of 2.1 million, accounting for 36 percent of the overall population of the province.

To protect the environment, Qinghai has created ecological jobs, providing its rural Tibetans, especially those living in extreme poverty with a source of income.

Besides, the prices of traditional Chinese medicine and Tibetan medicine like Chinese Caterpillar Fungus (dong chong xia cao) have risen, increasing the income of farmers and herdsmen.

More favorable policies including offering subsidies have been introduced, encouraging startups and attracting surplus rural labor into the service industry.

The disposable per capita income of urban permanent residents in the Tibetan areas also witnessed an annual growth of 10.3 percent, increasing from 15,000 yuan in 2010 to 29,800 yuan in 2017.

By: Ma Wenhui

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