Xi inspects new lives of Tibetan herdsmen

Nearly seven years after moving into his current home, Tibetan herdsman Sonam Tsering hosted an unexpected guest: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

On Tuesday afternoon, Xi visited Sonam Tsering’s home in Shaliuhe Township in Gangcha County, Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, as part of his inspection tour of northwest China’s Qinghai Province.

“At our home, the General Secretary inspected both inside and outside the house. He is very cordial, which moves us deeply,” said Sonam Tsering, 50, wearing traditional Tibetan costume, in the village of Golog Tsang Gongma, where many of the local herders were relocated.

In late 2014, Sonam Tsering’s family…

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