Former serf lives happy life after democratic reform in Tibet

Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-26 18:48:16|Editor: huaxia

Tsering holding his cat stands in his yard in Nyinzhung Township of Damxung County, Lhasa City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 16, 2021. Tsering, born in 1944 as a herdsman in Nyinzhung Township, recalls the old times in Tibet when heavy and various duties in pasture area squeezed the life of local people. Such a plight came to an end in 1959, after a democratic reform liberated more than 1 million people, or 90 percent of the population of the region at that time, from the feudal serfdom. Tsering was then distributed with cattle, grassland, built a new house and lived a happy life. Nowadays his family relies on animal husbandry and transportation, with a yearly income of over 200,000 yuan (about 30,820 U.S. dollars). (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

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