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the world------the SichuanTibet, the OinghaiTibet, andtheKinjiaungTibethighways. A
great achievement has been obtained concerning traVelingandtraunsportationandother
types of work since now more than 90 zo of the counties in Tibet are directly accessible
by car. TheseachievementsreflectthebrilliantvictoryofMaoɔ̲edong"sthoughtsandthe
brilliant Victory of the party"s policies with regard to minority nationalities.
PreViously, the road construction troops, the broad cadre and workers, and the
Tibetan people showedrevolutionary couragetoleratingdifficultiesandbearing
hardships. Showing heroicdignitytaminggreatmountainsanddivertinglargeriVers, and
disdaining difficulties and struggling against hardships that occurred one after another,
they constructed the highways. For example, the SichuanTibet highway which goes fom
Chengdu in Sichuan ProVince toLhasa, passes through fouurteengreatmountainpasses
such as Mt. Erand Tro]a, whosea]titudesrangefrom3 , 000 to5 , 000 metersaboVesea
level, crosses more than ten great rivers such as the turbulent Vaungtse and Salween, and
has unusual and troublesome geologica] features which had to be crossed such as rocky
mountains with precipitous gorges 20 -30 kilometers wide, canyons, shifting sand deserts
andg]aciers.
A nd as for the QinghaiTibet highway which goes from Kining in Oinghai
Province toLhasa, winds through hundreds of ki]ometers of desertsandcrossesgreat
mountain passes such as the Kunlun passand the Taungkola pass whose a]titudes aue 4 , 000
to5 000 meters above sea ]eVel. It also had to crossseVeralgreatriVerssuchasthe
Chuma aund the Vangtse. It is a place where the mountains are enVeloped by snow in
winter and even in summer there is snowfa]].
Because of this, at that time our enemies stated that highways cannot be built on
ther of of the worldand eVen ifit were possib]e, it would not be in use forlong.
However, the people"s aurnny and cadre and workers, aurnled with Maoɔ̲edong"s thoughts
oVercame many natural barriers, withstood bitter coldand snow blizzards, crossed high
mountainsaund greatrivers, thoroughly e]iminatedthevarious obstruction and destructive



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