From 1952 to 2014, China's central government provided Tibet with financial subsidies totaling 648.08 billion yuan, a white paper on Tibet published on Sunday said.
The amount accounted for 92.8 percent of Tibet's public financial expenditure, according to the white paper titled "Successful Practice of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet", which was published ahead of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Tibet Autonomous Region.
Since the Third National Symposium on Work in Tibet in 1994, the central government has put into effect the policy of pairing-up support for Tibet, whereby 60 central state organs, 18 provinces or municipalities directly under the central government, and 17 centrally managed state-owned enterprises have paired up with various areas of Tibet in order to provide assistance to them, the white paper said.
Over the last two decades, 4,496 outstanding officials and 1,466 professionals have been sent to work in Tibet in seven batches; 7,615 assistance projects have been carried out; and 26 billion yuan has been invested in Tibet, mainly directed at improving infrastructure and the quality of life.
All of this assistance has made an enormous contribution to Tibet's social and economic development, according to the white paper.