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Development of Tibet enters new era: white paper
update:March 28,2019

BEIJING, Mar. 28, 2019 -- The general plan for governing Tibet in the new era defined by the Communist Party of China Central Committee with Xi Jinping at the core is consistent with the principles and policies applied to Tibet since the beginning of democratic reform, while responding to Tibet's development needs in the new era, said a white paper released Wednesday by the State Council Information Office.

"To develop Tibet in a new era, the central authority is committed to the philosophy of people-centered development and the concept of innovative, coordinated, green, open, and inclusive development," said the white paper, titled "Democratic Reform in Tibet -- Sixty Years On."

Considering innovation as the primary driving force, the government of Tibet has worked hard to implement the strategy of innovation-driven development, it said.

"By 2018, Tibet had established 74 entrepreneurship and innovation entities, including makerspaces, sci-tech enterprise incubators, innovation and entrepreneurship bases for college students, and bases for small and micro businesses, and these entities have attracted 1,338 entrepreneurship teams and startups," it said.

In view of the current economic and social climate, the government of Tibet has been committed to coordinated and sustainable development.

The government of Tibet firmly believes that clear waters and green mountains are invaluable assets, and that ecological protection is also a means of protecting productive forces. Bearing these ideas in mind, it prioritizes green development with ecological protection.

"Following the Belt and Road Initiative, the government of Tibet is building a policy structure that is inclusive, open and cooperative in nature, while accelerating opening-up," it said.

It also said the government of Tibet works hard to enhance the sense of participation and gain for people of all ethnic groups, ensuring that the fruits of development are shared by all the people.

Since 2013, more than 273,000 new urban jobs have been created. In 2018, the registered urban unemployment rate was 2.83 percent, and per capita disposable income increased by 10.2 percent and 10.8 percent respectively for urban and rural residents.

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