(TibetanReview.net, Jul31’19) – Despite its claim of having made enormous stride in the development of education in Tibet over the past 60 years or so, including with more than 36,000 Tibetan students returning to the so-called autonomous region after finishing higher studies in the mainland as of April this year, there is still no end to Beijing sending thousands of cadres to Tibet to support what it calls local development there. The cadres sent this time were stated to be specialists in medical and educational services.
Tibet is the PRC province with the poorest medical services while sinicization of education in the region remains an abiding goal of China.
A total of 2,307 Chinese young cadres were selected to support the local development of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and Qinghai Province, with those from central units arriving in the capital cities of Lhasa and Xining on Jul 29, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Jul 29.
The report said the cadres were selected from 105 central units and 17 provinces and municipalities by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and they will spend three years in the regions.
The report said that the total number of cadres selected this time increased by 492 from three years ago, with 97 percent of the cadres having a bachelor degree or above.
The report said the group bound for the TAR was the ninth of its kind, while the one for Qinghai was the fourth s it as started more recently.