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Tibet's press, publication industry earns 430 mln yuan in 2009
13:29, March 10, 2010  

Tibet's press and publication industry recorded an output value of 430 million yuan in 2009, up 12 percent year on year, according to Tibet Daily.

The figure accounted for 1.2 percent of the region's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009. The industry employs 8,400 people.

More than 356 kinds of Tibetan-language and Han-language books, about 2.3 million copies, were published in Tibet last year, a 63-percent rise year on year. Also published were 506 kinds of 12 million copies of textbooks for primary and secondary schools.

Tibet published 23 types of newspapers, 34 kinds of journals and 68 kinds of audio-video electronic products in 2009.

It also established 680 rural mini-libraries last year with an investment of 13.6 million yuan, in a bid to promote local cultural activities.

Source: Xinhuanet

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