|Jan. 10, 2018 -- The disposable income of farmers and herdsmen in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in 2017 reached a record 10,367 yuan (1,595 US dollars) per capita, an increase of 14% over the same period of previous year and much higher than the growth of the region's GDP and income of urban residents in the same period.
Suffering from the high altitude and extreme cold weather, infrastructure in Tibet's rural and pastoral areas are poor and income of farmers and herdsmen was only 5,697 yuan (876 US dollars) per capita by the end of 2012.
Since 2012, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has provided a series of preferential policies to vigorously improve production and living conditions in rural and pastoral areas and livelihood of people in Tibet. The income of farmers and herdsmen has enjoyed double-digit high growth.
Also, the number of poverty-striven people in rural and pastoral areas in the region has dropped from 1,030,000 in the end of 2012 to 479,000 today.
Last year, Tibet saw 140,000 people escape out of poverty.
Editor: Tommy Tan.