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October 4, 2017 By Centre for China Analysis & Strategy, CCAS

TAR People’s Government convenes meeting
September 13, 2017
The Chairman of Lhasa Municipality, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) UFWD and TAR People’s Government, Choedak (Ch: Qi Zala) presided over the Executive Meeting of TAR People’s Government on September 13, 2017 to primarily discuss economic policies for the 13th Five-Year Plan Period. It was agreed to establish a “Lhasa Comprehensive Bonded Area” after getting a nod from the State Council. Research on Tibetan medicines, development of the information and technology industry and other matters were discussed at the meeting.
The meeting iterated that the “CCP Central Committee attaches great importance to Tibet and as such, a number of developmental policies are being formulated to develop and serve people of all ethnic groups.” Choedak urged officials at all departmental levels to firmly adhere to the law of the CCP Central Committee.
Explaining the importance of the proposed “Lhasa Comprehensive Bonded Area”, Choedak said Lhasa is the link to opening South Asia and expanding it would be of great significance in all aspects. The Lhasa National Economic and Technology Development Zone has the basic conditions required to facilitate a Comprehensive Free Trade Zone. He directed departments at all levels to speed up decision making in industrial and development projects and to look for possibilities regional economic cooperation in South Asia. He also stressed the importance of Tibetan medicine and its importance in developing institutional mechanisms. [Source]

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