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From: China Tibet Information Center 2010-08-03 13:07:00
by: niki
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Tianzhu of Gansu hails its 60th birthday



On August 1, local people in Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County, Gansu Province are presenting hadas to guests at the Tuanjie Square, photo from cnr.cn.

Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County of Gansu Province, the first minority autonomous county throughout China in 1950 held a grand celebration on August 1 to hail the 60th anniversary of its establishment.

Tianzhu, also called Huarui in Tibetan meaning "Heroic Tribe", was named by China's former Premier Zhou En'lai after the founding of the People's Republic of China.

As the only producing area of white yaks in the world, Tianzhu is also the key water source reserve of the Shiyanghe River and the Yellow River.

Tianzhu boasts 16 ethnic groups in all, inclusive of Tibetan, Han, Tujia, Hui and etc., among which Tibetans account for 36.06% of the total population.

In the past 60 years, Tianzhu has made great achievements under the support of preferential policies for ethnic minorities of China's central government, according to Yang Dezhong, secretary of Tianzhu CPC Committee.

In 2009, Tianzhu County achieved a total output value of up to 1.7 bln yuan, 64 times than that in 1978, with a fiscal revenue of 185 mln yuan, 62 times the figure in 1978, and per capita net income of up to 2,396 yuan, 21 times that of 1978. 

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