China News Service, Lhasa, August 18 (Reporter Ran Wenjuan) The Tibet Autonomous Region official held a press conference in Lhasa on the 17th to introduce Tibet's economic and social development and the improvement of people's livelihood since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

  Baima Wangdui, Member of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region Party Committee and Executive Vice Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region, introduced that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Tibet Autonomous Region Party Committee and government have united and led the people of all ethnic groups in Tibet to resolutely implement the various decisions and deployments of the central government, and adhere to the general tone of the work of "seeking progress while maintaining stability". In order to do a good job in the four major issues of stability, development, ecology, and strengthening borders, Tibet’s economic, social and people’s livelihood undertakings have undergone historic changes, and historic achievements have been made.

  Economic development has achieved remarkable results.

Baima Wangdui introduced that from 2012 to 2020, Tibet’s GDP has increased from 71 billion yuan (RMB, the same below) to 190.3 billion yuan, and the proportion of regional GDP in the country has risen from 0.13% to 0.19%, a cumulative increase of 0.06. Percentage points.

From 2012 to 2020, the per capita GDP of the Tibet Autonomous Region increased from 22,762 yuan to 52,345 yuan, from 57.2% of the national per capita GDP to 72.7%, an increase of 15.5 percentage points.

  Residents' income has grown rapidly.

Baima Wangdui said that from 2012 to 2020, the per capita disposable income of all Tibetans increased from 8,568 yuan to 21,744 yuan, a cumulative increase of 13,176 yuan, an average annual increase of 12.3%, 3.6 percentage points higher than the national average.

From 2015 to 2020, the income growth rate of all residents in Tibet ranked first in the country for 6 consecutive years.

The Engel coefficient of Tibetan residents has dropped significantly and the quality of life has improved.

In addition, in 2020, the ratio of per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents in Tibet was 2.82, a decrease of 0.40 from 2012, and the income gap continued to narrow.

  The development of the industry goes hand in hand.

Baima Wangdui said that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Tibet's agriculture and animal husbandry has a solid foundation, its industry has continued to grow, its infrastructure has become more complete, the consumer market has continued to prosper, the tourism market has continued to heat up, financial security capabilities have continued to increase, and financial support capabilities have continued to increase.

  Great achievements have been made in the fight against poverty. Baima Wangdui said that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the poverty population in rural areas in Tibet has decreased by 850,000, with an average annual poverty reduction of 106,000. The poverty incidence rate has dropped by 4.4% annually, and the average annual poverty reduction rate is 3.1 faster than that of rural areas in the country. percentage point. The construction of rural infrastructure in Tibet is advancing by leaps and bounds, and the conditions of infrastructure such as the "water circuit and information network" have been greatly improved. The level of education and health services in the rural areas of Tibet has been continuously improved, the modern education system has been gradually improved, and the degree of education popularization has increased. The penetration rate of cultural services is relatively high. The medical service system is gradually improved. The three-level medical and health service system of the counties, townships, and villages in the jurisdiction of the registered poor population is sound, and most diseases such as common diseases and chronic diseases can be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner within the county. (Finish)