Tibet marked the Serfs' Emancipation Day on Saturday. Chairman of Tibet's regional government says Tibet has made huge progress over the past 61 years.
The region's GDP rocketed to over 160 billion yuan (around 22.7 billion U.S. dollars) last year, about 206 times that in 1951. In 2019, the per capita disposable income of urban residents was 37,410 yuan, and that of rural people reached 12,951 yuan.
By far, Tibet has basically eradicated absolute poverty, with all counties taken off the poverty list. The average life expectancy of the people in Tibet has risen to 70.6 from 35.5 before 1959.