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Tibetologists hold deep talks on Tibet in Spain
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11:35, December 10, 2008

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The delegation of Chinese Tibetologists, who are having a four-day visit in Spain, exchanged views on Tibet with local personages of all circles in the of Home of Asia Building, in Spain's capital city Madrid on November 21.

The delegation briefed the social and economic development of Tibet since the democratic reform, current condition of Tibet, truth of March 14 Lhasa riots as well as meaning of the so-called "high degree of autonomy" put forward by Dalai Lama, to Spain's local experts.

Zheng Dui (L), head of the delegation as well as director of the religionary institute of China Tibetology Research Center, introduces Tibet in Madrid, capital city of Spain, November 21, 2008. [Xinhua]

Chinese Tibetologists always spend half of the time every year in deploying investigations in Tibet's rural areas. They introduced Tibet with their own personal experiences.

Zheng Dui, head of the delegation introduced the present situation of Tibetology research in China. He said, China has witnessed a great development in Tibetan studies with more than 50 related research centers involving some 2,000 people.
On the national culture and religionary relief, Zheng Dui said, in order to better carry forward and protect the Tibetan culture, both Tibetan and Han languages teaching were used from primary to senior high schools in Tibet, some universities even have their own Tibetology research academies.

There are more than 46,000 monks in Tibet now, taking up a high proportion of the local population-2.8 million people. Besides, both the central and local government of Tibet have allocated a huge investment to repair as well as reopen some religionary venues in the last ten years, in a bid to guarantee the freedom of religionary relief in Tibet, Zheng, also director with the religionary institute of China Tibetology Research Center, added.

Speaking of the Dalai Lama, Zheng Dui said relative department of China has talked with Dalai's private representatives for several times. The so-called "high degree of autonomy" put forward by Dalai Lama to seek for independence of Tibet, will never be accepted by both the central government and Tibetan people.

Two Spain's local journalists said they had got a new and clearer understanding as well as produced more interest in Tibet after listening to introduction of Chinese Tibetlogists with their personal experiences. They also expressed their desires to travel Tibet someday.

Source: Xinhua

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