Destination Tibet

The article is about geography and interesting facts about Tibet


Current economic situation in Tibet is considered in the light of the level of the existing gross domestic product per capita, education quality, and the level of poverty in this country. The data are based on the current information that is received from the wide-spread Internet media.

Destination Tibet

Tibet Autonomous Region, which was an independent country before the occupation by the People's Republic of China in 1950, is still in a quite difficult situation. The issue applies to many areas of life, including economic situation. Nevertheless, recent information makes it possible to consider that the actions of Chinese government somewhat softened it. It refers to the cultural pressure, readiness to negotiate with Dalai Lama, and the intention to partially settle the poverty issue.

The most considerable pressure that was performed by China will probably soften before long. The evidence of it refers to the debates that Chinese scholar Ms. Jin Wei has provoked. She is a director of ethnic and religious studies at the Central Party School in Beijing. Ms. Jin Wei claims that, by subversive viewing of Tibetan culture and demonizing the Dalai Lama, the party has turned even those Tibetans who were sympathetic to its aims against it. Definitely, it is a good sign since she has high-level backing as it was by stated by a Hong Kong magazine, Asia Weekly. On the other hand, Ms Jin is still a lone voice, at least in public.

Concerning the issues related to the economic situation, it is necessary to provide the following information. It is stated in due source that in 2013, per capita cash income of farmers and herdsmen in the region hit 4,244 yuan in the same period, up 14.8 percent year by year. Another Internet source states that the poverty level is still high (in 2010, Tibet Autonomous Region had the highest poverty rate in China). However, recently, a regional official said that this region is expected to reduce its population living in poverty by 45 percent in a three-year period. The education is still a complicated issue due to the continuation of cultural pressing upon Tibetan society.

Despite all the obstacles that can possibly arise, there is a chance of mutually beneficial arrangement of the relationship between the Chinese government and Tibetan society in the near future. Thus, there is a high probability that Chinese government will decide to change its tactics in relation to Tibetan people. This kind of tactics is more democratic, and it might positively influence Chinese treatment of the other countries.

The article was written by professional writer Olivia Adamson, more her papers you can see at fresh-essay writing service.

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