Massive Investment to Modernize Slum Areas
· Economists: Flexible Policies Key for West Development
· Bringing Equal Education to the West
· Xinjiang Official: Foreign Trade Growth Still Possible
· Blue Book: W China Still Struggling
· Qinghai-Tibet Railway Not to Be Affected by Global Warming in 40 Years
· Qinghai-Tibet Rail Line Opens Way for Future

China Plans 'Pairing Assistance' Projects in Xinjiang

The Chinese government is planning a new round of "pairing assistance" projects for the next five years in the western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, giving priority to housing projects, education, boosting employment and building industrial parks.

· Central Gov't Sends US$46 Bln Subsidies to Tibet
· Gateway Project to Improve Trade, Infrastructure
· Tibet's Largest Solar Power Plant to Become Operational in May
· Tibet Reports 2-digit GDP Growth for 18 Consecutive Years
· Greenhouses Revolutionize Rural Economy in W China
· China Moves to Ensure Enough Power Supply in Tibet by 2012
· More HIV/AIDS Help for Xinjiang
· Hefty Gov't Investment in Tibet from 2006-2010
· China Hands out More to Xinjiang Low-income Residents

The western part of China is home to one-third of the country's administrative provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. It covers an area of 5.4 million square meters and has a population of more than 280 million, accounting for 56 percent and 23 percent of the national total, respectively.

1999: the "Western Development" guidelines are clarified
2000: the "Western Development" plan begins
2001: the official website of the "Western Development" program is launched
2002: construction of the "West-East Gas Pipeline" begins

· Tibet Posts 20% Growth in Q1 Economy
· Tibet Reports 2-digit GDP Growth for 18 Consecutive Years
· Low Season Promotions Drive up Tourist Numbers in Tibet
· High-tech Companies Go West
· Trade Fair a 'Golden Opportunity'
· ADBC Issues US$133.63 Bln Loans to Western Regions

· Rural Pension System Extended to 2 Mln Tibetan Farmers, Herdsmen
· Training Program Polishes School Teachers in W China
· West Development Strategy to Focus on Improvement of People's Livelihoods
· Wen: China to Improve Social Welfare in the West
· Tibetan Entrepreneurs Benefit from Preferential Policies
· More Tibetans Shake off Poverty as Economy Grows

· More Efforts Urged to Protect Wuliangsuhai Wetland
· Tibetan Antelope Population Doubles in N Tibet
· China Builds Model Low-carbon City in Xinjiang
· China to Invest US$1.5 Bln in Tibet Environment
· Tibetans Enjoy Better Ecological Environment
· Three Gorges Dam Champions Clean Energy Program

· Rail Linking Europe to Open up China's West
· China Begins Construction of World's Highest Highway Tunnel
· China Western Information Center Set up in Chengdu
· High-speed Railway to Boost Trade
· Lhasa Upgrades Public Transport with New Buses
· Guizhou to Add 3,300-km Railway by 2015

Massive Investment to Modernize Slum Areas

A worker stands on tundra soil, on which the Xinzang Road is being built, in Ritu County of Tibet Autonomous Region, on May 2, 2011. Xinzang Road is a plateau road connecting northwest China's Xingjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Workers Build the Highest Part of Xinzang Road in Tibet

Two new buses run in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region on Dec 26, 2010.
Ready to Ride

Xinjiang Support Package Unveiled

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