The Tibet autonomous region was founded on Sept 1, 1965, after the establishment of the regional People's Congress through elections.
Traditionally, women have chosen to give birth at home in the Tibet autonomous region, which caused dramatic death rates for mothers and newborn babies. But improved maternal care has reversed the trend, Tibet's Women's Federation said.
Along the No 318 National Road to the west, on the north shore of the middle course of Yarlung Zangbo River, a small valley appears among the fragrant atmosphere. Here is Thonpa town, Nyemo County, the hometown of Tibetan incense.
The Palcho Monastery, the main Buddhist establishment in Gyangze county in the southwest of the Tibet autonomous region, is famous for its stunning architecture and large numbers of religious murals.
Chojor, once a Tibetan herdsman, is browsing his 10,000-item collection of cultural relics in the first private museum in Tibet named after him.
A pure, holy and tranquil mountain village comes first forever – that's what Pasang Tsering, a Tibetan village head, with business acumen, has learnt between the 1980s to the 2010s.
High terrain and severe weather once made Tibet, with an average altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level, off-limits for aircraft.
Hu Guoqing is an award-winning photographer and member of the China Photographers Association. His works, Passage of the Heart, capture pious Tibetan pilgrims on their journey to the holy mountain last year.
Villagers in the Tibet autonomous region are being raised out of poverty by an innovative cattle project. The 259 households in Gyadrong, Lhundrub county, jointly operate a milking center.
The moustache on Konchok Tsethar's weather-beaten face makes him look older than his peers. The 28-year-old Tibetan, running a hotel business near Nam Co Lake, one of the holy lakes on the roof of the world, is a well-known figure in his village.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet autonomous region, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway has also been wholly opened to traffic for nine years. As the longest railway with the highest altitude in the world, what has it contributed to the development of Tibet?
From green hand to veteran, Kelsang Drolkar witnessed a continuously developing progress in Tibet's special education from scratch.
Dubbed the Tibetan Pavarotti by foreign media, Dorje Tsering is a renowned opera soprano. He is the only Tibetan active on the intentional opera stage.
Tibetan tea culture has a history dating back at least a thousand years. In Tibetan language, tea is referred to as "jia". Tea has special functions such as aiding digestion, stopping thirst and revitalizing energy. Since meat, butter and barley is staple food for people living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, there is not one day they can go without tea.
Climb onto the roof of an urban apartment or office block to watch the night sky, and you are unlikely to see anything because of the bright city lights glaring from below.
Until recently, Gyatso rarely worried about his business.
"The reason why my daughter and I have become actresses isn't to pursue fame and fortune, but rather to protect our rich culture, and share it with tourists who come to Tibet."
Travelers to the Tibet autonomous region often come across piles of stones inscribed with scriptures and Buddhist images. These Mani stones are the work of Tibetan craftsmen such as Olo Tsering, who spends his days focused on meticulously carving a religious mantra on stacks of stone plates.
Tibetan photographers participating in an exhibition of their work in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet autonomous region, on July 12 said the show is a gift to the mark the 50th anniversary of the region's founding.
The basic pattern on the logo is a perfect circle, like a moving wheel. It symbolizes the trend of the prosperous development of the new socialist Tibet.