Overseas Chinese: Tibet is better than it used to be

2015-12-04 14:46:31 | From:

On June 6, 2013, a symposium on Tibet topics was held between the "Beauty of Tibet" delegation and overseas Chinese in Auckland, New Zealand, along with the screening of Tibet-themed micro films.

Attendees shared their experiences and feelings towards Tibet, expressing that the new Tibet (after the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet in 1951) was much better than the old one.

"Tibetan people and Han people are families. It is normal for a beautiful lady of Han nationality to love a Tibetan man. It is their right to love each other, which also reflects the development of a new Tibet," said Mr.Yan after watching the micro film Knot at the exchange meeting in Auckland, New Zealand on June 6, 2013.

The micro film was short but very impressive, Mr.Yan added.

Mr.Yan is an overseas Chinese living in Auckland, New Zealand. [Photo/China Tibet Online]

Mr.Yan is an overseas Chinese living in Auckland, New Zealand. [Photo/China Tibet Online]

The guaranteed protection of human rights in new Tibet is a sharp contrast to the old Tibet featured unification of the state and the theocracy system, according to Mr.Yan.

"The unification of the state and the theocracy system was implemented in old Tibet by the 14th Dalai Lama, who called the shots and enjoyed a supreme power.However, the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951 broke the rules of the Dalai Lama, who was reluctant to change and then fled abroad," Mr.Yan said.

Chen Xiaorui, who comes from Tianjin and lives in New Zealand, said, "The new Tibet is totally different from the old Tibet. I often read news on Tibet from the TV. It is a picturesque place. The Tibetan culture and art are well preserved; meanwhile people's living standards have been improved a lot with the nationwide supports in China. Monasteries get repaired and Tibetan people enjoy religious freedom. All in all, people in Tibet live the same life as people do in other provinces."

However, Miss Chen's uncle, according to Miss Chen, had been to Tibet decades ago, and saw people suffered bitterly at that time. The nobles of upper class represented by the 14th Dalai Lama gathered a large amount of money, while their slaves were packed in small, damp and run-down houses and often worked with empty stomach.

Wang Feizhi from Shanghai said, "I have never been to Tibet, but I know its current situation through media reports. Trains are available in Tibet now, and more and more tourists visit Tibet, which helps the development of Tibet greatly."

Wang Feizhi from Shanghai lives in New Zealand now.[Photo/China Tibet Online]

Wang Feizhi from Shanghai lives in New Zealand now.[Photo/China Tibet Online]

The conference is another window for the overseas Chinese in New Zealand to know Tibet after the "Beautify of Tibet" Painting and Photography exhibition ended in Australia.

The exhibition is jointly sponsored by All China Federation of Returned Overseas, China Tibet Online (Tibet.cn), Shanghai Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Australian Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China, and Shanghai Overseas Chinese Foundation.

Altogether 140 paintings and 140 photographs by renowned contemporary Chinese artists and photographers were put on display. These works will showcase the natural beauty and harmony of Tibet as well as its social and economic development, cultural preservation, religious freedom, environmental protection, people's life and so on.

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