A new governor of Tibet was appointed by the Chinese government. Tibet is one of the most politically sensitive regions of PrC.
35 year veteran of the Communist Party, Qi Zhala has been appointed as the new Tibet Governor, in place of Luosang Jiangcun who was named secretary of the region's National People's Congress.
Zhala hs also served as the region's Community Party vice secretary and party boss of regional capital Lhasa.
Understanding the remote region of Tibet is difficult for China. Violent unrest in protest against Chinese rule commenced when Chinese troops marched to Tibet in the 1950s.
China has indicated the rule has brought prosperity and rejected charges of widespread repression from Tibetan exiles and rights groups.
Zhala is of Tibetan ethnicity and from the neighbouring province of Yunnan. He was holding official posts in the province before being transferred to Tibet in 2010.
He is currently the second most powerful leader in the region after the regional Communist party head. Know More About Tibet:
- Tibet is an autonomous region of China.
- It's nicknamed the “Roof of the World” for its high peaks.
- It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal.
- Its capital, Lhasa, is site of hilltop Potala Palace, once the Dalai Lama’s winter home.
- Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s spiritual symbol,is revered for its golden statue of Buddha.
- Currency: Renminbi
- Capital: Lhasa