Tibet's development sets example for world, experts say

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-22 19:34:55|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Tibet these years has seen stepped-up socioeconomic development and achieved all-round success in poverty alleviation, with its fine tradition and unique environment well protected and developed, setting an example for the world, foreign experts have said.

They made the remarks after China's State Council Information Office on Friday issued a white paper on the peaceful liberation of Tibet and its development over the past seven decades.

David Monyae, director of the Center for Africa-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg, said the transformation of Tibet is "perfect," and "national unity and coherence is maintained."

Noting that protecting and developing Tibetan culture is vital, Monyae said: "I've been privileged to have been to Tibet. I've seen the work that's being done in terms of protecting the Tibetan language, the Tibetan artifacts and historical sites."

Sonia Bressler, a French writer and sinologist, said: "The white paper takes stock of the situation of a modern Tibet which has been built on balance with tradition."

"What can be observed in the region is economic, educational, health development, etc.," she said, adding "this modernity does not erase tradition and the cultural aspect. The conservation of temples, historic places, but also nature reserves are the key to this transformation, and the white paper underlines it."

The white paper shows "the efforts made to preserve history and place the region in the future," she said.

Dilip Barua, general secretary of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, said that Tibet is now experiencing the best of times in its history, saying "Tibet is now (a) united, prosperous, culturally advanced, harmonious and exquisite region of China."

"China's efforts of poverty alleviation and preserving culture in Tibet have created an example of poverty reduction and governance elsewhere in the world," Barua, also former Bangladeshi minister of industries, told Xinhua on Friday.

China's campaign of poverty reduction, including that in Tibet, demonstrates that by respecting realistic conditions, putting people first and pursuing collective development with different regions and ethnic groups, human society can continue to prosper, Barua added.

Over the last seven decades, Tibet has achieved unprecedented rapid transformation, said Sundar Nath Bhattarai, a former Nepali ambassador and executive chairman of the China Study Center in Nepal.

The preservation and promotion of the Tibetan cultural tradition is another most important aspect that has recorded visible progress, the expert added. Enditem