A better life expected in China's Tibet and Tibetan-inhabited areas

People in southwest China's Tibet and Tibetan-inhabited areas in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, and Yunnan are inspired by President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened in Beijing when his words were spread across the whole country via live TV, internet and radio broadcast on Oct.18.  

On the morning of October 18, inside the yard of the village committee of Tashi Village in Lhoka, Tibet, villagers were watching the opening ceremonies of the 19th CPC National Congress.

Villager Yangkyi said, "Our village's great changed is contributed to the country's good policies. We should closely follow the Communist Party of China."

Elderly Tibetans from Dawu County in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province sat a circle and talked about the speech while drinking tea when President Xi's report finished.

59-year-old Gui Lian said, "I feel very excited listening to President Xi's speech, the policies are good. Every day is getting better and better for us common people."

In Waka New Township in Derong County, Garze Prefecture, a border town that has been rebuilt, the skies are blue and sun is shining warmly.

Yeshe, a villager from Acheng Village, which was hit by an earthquake in 2013, sits with fellow villagers to watch the opening ceremony of the 19th CPC National Congress.

"President Xi's speech was not only about China's future developmental direction, but also the new direction for our lives. My eldest daughter is two years old, born after the earthquake, and this year I also have a new son. I believe that the future will be even better, and my children will thrive," he said excitedly.

In an interview, Living Buddha Rangjung from Laiyuan Monastery in southwest China's Yunnan said, "Today is a day to celebrate. In recent years, under the leadership of the Party and the government, religious groups have developed harmoniously. I believe that after the 19th CPC National Congress, the religious community will get better and better!'

In Juela Township, which is located on the bank of the Lancang River and in Nangchen County, Yushu Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai, the Gyantso family gathered around the television early with their neighbors in order to watch the opening ceremony of the 19th CPC National Congress.

As they watch, villager Tsering keeps talking about which families in the village increased their incomes this year, and that poverty alleviation policies have brought enormous changes to the village.

"I believe that after the 19th CPC National Congress, life in our village will get better and better," he said.