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Former serf in Tibet enjoys happy life

2009-03-27 13:09:18 GMT2009-03-27 21:09:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

68-year-old Losang Quzhen (L) is taught to use electric cooker by her daughter at Kesum Village of Nedong County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 23, 2009. Since the Chinese government launched democratic reform in 1959 in Tibet to end the feudal serfdom system and liberate serfs and slaves, Losang Quzhen, once was a serf, has been leading a happy life and now her family's net income exceeds 100,000 RMB (about 14,637 U.S. dollars) per year. (Xinhua Photo)

Daughter of 68-year-old Losang Quzhen helps her comb her hair at Kesum Village of Nedong County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 23, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

68-year-old Losang Quzhen counts her income in her own small shop at Kesum Village of Nedong County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 23, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

68-year-old Losang Quzhen (R) is seen with her grandson at Kesum Village of Nedong County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 23, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

68-year-old Losang Quzhen calls her son-in-law in her own small shop at Kesum Village of Nedong County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 23, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

68-year-old Losang Quzhen is taught to use electric cooker by her daughter at Kesum Village of Nedong County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 23, 2009. Since the Chinese government launched democratic reform in 1959 in Tibet to end the feudal serfdom system and liberate serfs and slaves, Losang Quzhen, once was a serf, has been leading a happy life and now her family's net income exceeds 100,000 RMB (about 14,637 U.S. dollars) per year.

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