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September 1965 saw the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region. In 1984, the Central Government promulgated the PRC Law on National Regional Autonomy, making this a State policy under which areas where the ethnic minorities live in compact communities enjoy autonomy in the political, economic and cultural fields. It also contains stipulations related to their relations with the Central Government. This provides legal guarantee for the Tibetans to enjoy full autonomy.


According to the PRC Law on National Regional Autonomy, the Tibet Autonomous Region enjoys full autonomy in such fields as locally-related legislation, use of Tibetan language, personnel management and exploitation of natural resources. The Tibetans take an active part in local and State affairs in accordance with the Constitution and the law. This is why Tibet can achieve such a big leap-forward in social and economic development.

Political Autonomy Right
In 1961, Tibet began to hold a general election, unprecedented in its history. Ex-serfs and ex-slaves enjoyed their right to be masters of the country for the first time. Exercising their right to vote and stand for election as endowed by the Constitution, they participated in the elections of deputies to national and local people's congresses.
Autonomy Right in Economic and Social Development
From 1984 to 2001, the Central Government convened four special meetings on the work relating to Tibet, adopting a series of preferential policies and measures to deal with prominent problems hindering the development of Tibet.
Equal Rights for Tibetan Women
In old days, the slavery system that had lasted for more than 1,000 years since the Tubo Kingdom period divided people into nine classes of three ranks. Classified into the bottom rank of the system, women were forbidden to participate in military and political affairs and had no chance of work out of family.
Study and Use of Tibetan Language
The Tibet Autonomous Region enacted and implemented the Stipulations of the Tibet Autonomous Region for the Study, Use and Development of the Tibetan Language (For Trial Implementation) in 1987 and 1988 respectively.
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