Nepali vice president attends Chinese Tibetan Losar in Kathmandu
Nepali Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun attended a function to mark the Chinese Tibetan Losar here on Friday evening.
The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu hosted the function in celebration of the Chinese Tibetan Losar, or the Tibetan new year, at Hotel Yak and Yeti, which was attended by government ministers, high-ranking government officials and foreign diplomats based in Nepal.
On the occasion, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong inaugurated the cultural show where a group of artists from China performed dances.
Yu highlighted the significance of the Chinese Tibetan Losar, calling it the most ceremonious traditional festival among the Tibetan people.
"On behalf of the Chinese embassy in Nepal, I would like to extend my sincere wishes and greetings to all the Tibetan compatriots living in Nepal and pay tribute to all the friends for your care and support for the development of Tibet," she said.
She said China and Nepal are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers.
"The bilateral cooperation between the two countries has deepened in politics, economy, trade and culture," she said.
The ambassador said China's Tibet enjoyed economic development, social stability and ethnic solidarity in 2016, with the gross production in the Tibet Autonomous Region reaching 114.8 billion yuan, representing an increase of 11.5-percent over the previous year, a double digit growth rate for the 24th year in a row.
"The total social fixed asset investment in Tibet increased 20 percent, reaching 161 billion yuan, and the per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents were 27,875 and 9,316 yuan, an increase of 10 percent and 13 percent respectively. The infrastructure achieved a major breakthrough," she said.
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