Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

A street in Bayi district of the regional capital Lhasa, in China's Tibet Autonomous RegionTraditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronised by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. Tibet was China’s fastest-growing region last year with expansion of 11.0 percent — albeit from a low base — boosted by government subsidies and investment.

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