50th anniversary of Tibet's founding- Central govt officials to attend

Added On September 8, 2015

Top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng leading a central government delegation is in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, to attend celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the region's founding.

A 65-member central government delegation arrived in Lhasa on Sunday.
Leading the group is China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng.
Yu met with several incumbent and retired high-ranking Tibetan officials in the afternoon.
He thanked them for their efforts in Tibet's reform and development and for improving people's living standards.
The delegation will attend a grand celebration ceremony in front of the symbolic Potala Palace on Tuesday.
The Tibet Autonomous Region was founded on September, 1st, 1965.
On Sunday, the central government issued a white paper on Tibet, saying "Tibet is now in its golden age."
The white paper says since democratic reform was carried out in 1959 and regional autonomy came into practice in 1965, Tibet has established the new socialist system and achieved historic leaps in its economic and social development.
The region's GDP soared from 51.5 million U.S. dollars in 1965 to 14.5 billion dollars in 2014.