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Over the past few years, Tibet's economic growth has entered a "golden period". With central government increasing investment in Tibet's infrastructure, the bottleneck in Tibet's economic development has greatly eased.
Over the past five years, Tibet's GDP, a major measure of its economy, has increased from 24-billion yuan in 2005 to more than 50-billion yuan in 2010, a 12-percent increase year on year. Meanwhile, more effort has been taken to increase local residents' living standards, like constructing power grids and building more roads.
People's per capita net income reached more than 4-thousand yuan in 2010, almost twice that of five years ago. Since 2009, central government has invested more than 350-million yuan in a bid to boost local tourism.
Tourism has become one of the driving forces of the local economy. Besides powering economic growth, heavily polluted industries are forbidden in Tibet in an effort to pursue environmental aspirations.
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