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14:43 Apr 02 2009

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Senior Tibetans' life improving
11:12, April 02, 2009  


Ngawang Tsering, a retired worker in Xigaze is doing exercises in the community services centre, photo from chinatibetnews.



Here is an old Tibetan serf begging on the street, photo from photo file.


The society of old Tibet under feudal serfdom was dark, Tibetan serfs had to live on begging when they getting old.

After the Democratic Reform, social welfare system is improving fast with 13 urban social welfare institutes and 109 rural homes for the elderly setting up in Tibet. More than 20 community services centers are available for the seniors in TAR.

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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