Tibet occupies about one eighth of China’s land area with only 3.17 million people. A Beidou-supported information platform made a debut in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is expected to provide services in disaster alert and relief, emergency rescue, transportation, agriculture, forestry, water conservancy, as well as targeted poverty reduction and smart travel. China launched its first Beidou satellite in 2000 and now operates 38 Beidou satellites.

CAS news release, October 8, 2018