Tibet's multi-ethnic county enjoys ethnic unity, harmony


People of various ethnic groups in Nyima County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, are enjoying ethnic unity.

Nyima, meaning "sun" in Tibetan, is located at an altitude of over 5,000 meters on plateau. People of different ethnic groups, including Tibetan, Han, Hui, Mongolian and Yi, live here in harmony.

In the classroom of a local primary school in Nyima County, Ma Xiaoyan, a student of Hui ethnicity, was learning Tibetan with her classmates. She can now read and write Tibetan characters.

Ma Xiaomai, also of Hui ethnic group, now runs a shop in the county. He came to Nyima in 2002 from Gansu Province in northwest China.

Chen Hongyang, a doctor from southwest China's Sichuan Province, is here to help promote medical work and health care. Cering Jigme, a local Tibetan doctor, has been learning from Chen for months.