The Chinese Delegation from Tibet Visited Canberra
The Chinese delegation from Tibet headed by H.E. Nyima Tsering, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress in Tibet Autonomous Region paid a visit to Canberra between June 23 and 24th, during which the delegates met with Australian Senators and the members of Parliament, conducted a presentation on Tibet to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Australian Parliament, explored the Tibet issue with China-study scholars from ANU, and had discussions with local overseas-Chinese here in Canberra.
The delegates were mainly descendants of former Tibetan serfs, who introduced their own experiences in the 50 years of democratic reforms in Tibet by comparing the past and today's Tibet as they witnessed, practiced and benefited from the new society. They listed great changes that have taken place in the economic and social affairs in Tibet since its historic reform which has brought about the real well-being for the Tibetan people as a whole.
The delegates answered various questions raised by the attendants at the meetings and discussions, and talked about the measures taken by the CPC Central government to promote economic development and protect Tibetan culture and religion. By listing the truth of Dalai Clique's serious criminal act of violence involving beating, destruction of property, looting and arson on March 14th, 2008, the delegates criticized the Dalai Clique's disguised statements and criminal actions for the attempt to split China.
The delegation's visit to Australia covered the three cities including Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne during which they had various meetings with those from local and Federal governments, research institutions, media, and the local Chinese-Australians in an effort to show them facts and figures on Tibet through their face-to-face dialogue and objective presentations so as to increase the understanding and knowledge on Tibet of the Australian public.