Sherpa villagers enjoy better life in Xigaze, Tibet

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Aerial photo taken on Nov. 27, 2021 shows the view of Zhentang Town in Xigaze, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Situated deep in the Himalayas, a small town called Zhentang in Tibet's Dinggye County is one of the settlements for the Sherpa. The border town has an average elevation of 2,000 meters. In recent years, great changes have taken place in Zhentang. A series of infrastructure projects have been put into use. Besides, Zhentang is also focusing on the development of cross-border trade, aquaculture, tourism and processing industry with local features to increase the income of villagers. In 2020, the per capita disposable income of local residents in Zhentang reached 10,679 yuan (about 1,679 U.S. dollars). [Photo by Purbu Zhaxi/Xinhua]

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