The central government of China has attached great importance to fostering Tibetan officials and officials of other ethnic groups since the peaceful liberation of Tibet 50 years ago.
Statistics show that at present, Tibetan and other ethnic group officials account for 74.9 percent of the region's total government officials. Female officials account for more than 30 percent.
The leading officials of the people's congresses, governments, and the committees of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at all levels in the region are all Tibetans. There are also Tibetan officials in central government departments.
Tibetan and other minority officials now account for 68.9 percent, 59.4 percent and 61 percent of all the officials of the regional, prefectural and county level governments.
More than 60 percent of the region's scientific and technological officials are Tibetans and those from other ethnic groups.
Currently, over 80 percent of Tibet's 19 deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) are Tibetans or those of other ethnic groups. Among the NPC deputies at the regional, county and township levels, Tibetans and those of other ethnic groups account for 82.4 percent, 92.6 percent and 99 percent, respectively.
(People's Daily 05/22/2001)