Tibet exhibition opens in Beijing

08:34, June 16, 2011      

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Tibet today sits amid its best historical phase--featuring economic and social progress, ethnic solidarity, flourishing cultural development, and an improved quality of life for its residents, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday.

Wang Chen, director of the Information Office of the State Council, made the remarks during his speech at the opening ceremony of the exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet in Beijing from June 15 to July 8.

During the past six decades, under the leadership of the central government and assistance from across the nation, Tibet has undergone sweeping changes, Wang said.

"The Tibet plateau has performed a miracle by achieving what could only be done in thousands of years in a short span of several decades," Wang said.

The peaceful liberation of Tibet was an epoch-making tipping point in Tibet's history, marking its transition from autocracy to democracy, from poverty to affluence, and from seclusion to openness, Wang said.

Wang said the exhibition showed that Tibet has been an inalienable part of China since ancient times.

The exhibition, with 500 photos, more than 30 relics, 30 tables and graphs and video clips, focused on the remarkable achievements made in economic, political, cultural and social realms in Tibet during the past six decades, Wang said.

The exhibition will also help the world to see a true picture of a changing Tibet, Wang added.

The exhibition is organized by the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, Information Office of the State Council, National Development and Reform Commission, State Ethnic Affairs Commission, the government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and Xinhua News Agency.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be held once again in mid July in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region.

Source: Xinhua
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