Delegation of Tibetologists in Switzerland for exchange visit
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A delegation of Chinese Tibetologists has arrived in Switzerland for an academic exchange visit.

A delegation of Chinese Tibetologists has arrived in Switzerland for an academic exchange visit. (Photo: cctv.com)
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    BEIJING, July 19 -- A delegation of Chinese Tibetologists has arrived in Switzerland for an academic exchange visit. The Swiss tour is the first in nearly a decade for such a delegation. Their aim is to promote understanding of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

    On Thursday, the visiting Tibetologists held a meeting with representatives of overseas Chinese in Switzerland.

    During the meeting, the scholars told the representatives about the development and progress the Tibet Autonomous Region has achieved since the beginning of democratic reform in Tibet.

    They fully explained the facts relating to the March 14th riot. The scholars also discussed the nature of the Dalai Lama's so-called "high-degree autonomy for Tibet"... aiming to reduce misunderstandings.

    The scholars also briefed the representatives on the basic situation of the social and economic development of the Tibet Autonomous Region. And also on the recent negotiations between representatives from the Chinese central government and the Dalai Lama.

    Wen Quan, one Tibetologist said "Our main task is to introduce a real and current Tibet to overseas Chinese, the local media and ordinary people to let them know up-to-date and accurate information."

    Representative of Overseas Chinese Students in Switzerland said "What I learned most from the meeting is the history and current situation of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the nature of the March 14th riot."

    Another Representative of Overseas Chinese Students in Switzerland said "This meeting is a very good opportunity for me to better know about the Tibet Autonomous Region. I will help my colleagues in Switzerland understand what the real Tibet is like. "

    The delegation of Chinese Tibetologists arrived in Switzerland on Thursday, after wrapping up their visit in Britain.

    The scholars are also scheduled to meet with local media, Swiss diplomats and representatives of Tibetans in Switzerland during their visit.

    (Source: cctv.com)

Chinese Tibetologist delegation wraps up visit to Switzerland 

    GENEVA, July 18 (Xinhua) -- A group of Chinese Tibetologists concluded a two-day visit to Switzerland late Friday, after a series of endeavors to introduce Tibet's history, culture, religion and development to Swiss officials, scholars and media representatives.

    Bi Hua, head of the five-member delegation, highly appraised the visit, the first by a Chinese Tibetologist delegation to Switzerland in nearly a decade.

Editor: Jiang Yuxia
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