Tibet marks year of steady economic growth

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A view of the newly opened Lhasa-Nagchu Highway in the Tibet autonomous region. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Tibet marks year of steady economic growth

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The Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway opened on June 25 last year, becoming the first electrical railway in Tibet. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

Tibet marks year of steady economic growth

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The Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway opened on June 25 last year, becoming the first electrical railway in Tibet. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

Tibet marks year of steady economic growth

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Every spring, tourists rush to Nyingchi, Tibet, to see the peach blossoms. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Tibet marks year of steady economic growth

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This rural village in Tibet is now accessible by paved road. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]