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actiVities of the Tibetan reactionaryserf—owingclass, andthussuccessfu]lycompletedthe
construction of the highways. Not only that, but despite great difficulties for over ten
years, they haVe taken the responsibility of keeping the highways open so that Vehicles
cou]d be driven without any obstacles. T ་ heir feat is an extraordinarilygreatachievement
in the conquest of nature.
Similarly, the difficulties that confronted the construction of the Kinjiang—Tibet
highway were noless than those of the Sichuan and Oinghai—Tibet highways. The
injiang highway, which goes from Vecheng in the Tarim Basin up to Purang in the
NgariregionofTibet, isonhighterrainata]titudesof4 , 000 —5 ༽ , 000 metersabovesea—
]evel. Because of this, not only is the air thin but the weather is Verychangeable.
Neverthe]ess, the road was comp]eted within a year, andvehic]es can travel without any
Because vehicles can travelstaightonthosemainroad, Tibethasbeenmerged
firnmly with the Motherland. That has hada strongeffectonreforningtheliVelihodof
adding to the security of the nation, andimproVing the po]itica], economical and cultural
affairs of Tibet. Simi]arly, large numbers of Tibetan cadre andlaborers have been ab]e to
travelvia these roads to the Motherland for tours, Visitsand study. A ndlarge numbers of
Chinese cadres and workers haVe come to Tibet to participateindevelopmentprojects.
Related to that, the works of Maoɔ̲ཟedong that have been publishedin Tibetan are being
regularly brought tovarious parts of Tibet from the capital Beijing, and the Tibetan
people are enthusiastically welcoming these.