Argument: China is providing enhanced subsidies and assistance to Tibet
- "Chinese gov't continues favorable policy in Tibet". Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States. (11/27/06) - "The State Council, therefore, decided to continue the favorable policy already formulated in the fourth working conference on Tibet and enhanced support to Tibet in the area of agriculture, infrastructure, human resources, education, science, public health, culture and social welfare.
- The government will take further action to improve the production and life conditions of Tibetan farmers and herdsmen, and regard their income increase as a priority task in Tibetan economic and social development.
- The central government will add investment to Tibet, and by theend of the 11th Five-Year Plan period, almost all the Tibetan farmers and herdsmen will find the problems solved involving drinking water and using electricity.
- The government will continue to enhance infrastructure construction in Tibet, extending the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, reconstructing the main roads connecting Tibet and surrounding regions, accelerating the construction of airports, as well as improving the energy, postal, and telephone services during the next five years."
- The Chinese are investing in multiple projects to improve the standard of living of Tibetans "Tibet: Its Ownership and Human Rights Situation," also known as the "China White Paper". Issued by Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China in September 1992. (The definitive Chinese Government line on Tibet) - "Special State Aid for Tibet's Development
- To further accelerate Tibet's economic and cultural construction and attain the target of a comfortable lifestyle for most Tibetans, the Central Government will continue to offer great support to Tibet. State-invested projects in Tibet have been established and written into a development program. The construction projects include the following:
- to develop the drainage area of the Yarlung Zangbo, Lhasa and Nyang Qu [Nyang Chu] rivers, to enable growth in agriculture and light industry.
- to build a pump-storage power station in Lhasa.
- to rebuild the Qinghai-Tibet, Sichuan-Tibet, Nagqu-Qamdo [Chamdo] and China-Nepal highways.
- to expand the Gonggar Airport in Lhasa.
- to build a modern post and telecommunications centre in Lhasa.