Tibetans Get Closer to the World with Internet
    2013-07-06 09:27:44     CRIENGLISH.com         Web Editor: Wang Wei

 

The popularization of the Internet has brought the world closer to local Tibetans.

Not only are locals using the internet to gain access to more information, but they are also managing to make a profit.

QiongDa is a villager in Lhasa.

"There were no televisions or computers in the village before. We were like idiots with little knowledge about the world. Later on, with computers in the village, I learned a lot about raising improved cattle. We used to sell our cattle for 500 yuan each. Now each of the improved ones can sell for 3000 to 5000 yuan."

With broadband internet access, rural residents in Tibet have also been able to find and download their favorite music, instead of travelling a long distance to buy music CDs.

South Korean Internet sensation Psy's 'Gangnam Style' has also become a hit among locals in the region.

Local authorities in Tibet are also planning to build 3-thousand information service centers in rural areas by 2015.

When completed, the project is expected to keep local people informed about agriculture, employment, medical services, as well as market demands.

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