On December 27th, EST, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the “FY 2021 Omnibus Appropriations Act and COVID-19 Relief Act”, which contains many negative contents related to China and inaccurate opinions on the human rights situation in Tibet. As a non-governmental organization representing people at home and abroad who are engaged in and passionate about the preservation and development of Tibetan traditional culture, the China Association for the Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture protests and firmly opposes this practice of the United States!
This year marks the 69th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet. In the past 69 years, Tibet has made great progress in terms of human rights. The first is the peaceful liberation of Tibet, which is a great progress in the cause of human rights in Tibet, for the cause of human rights in Tibet would not have been possible if it had been left to the aggression of the powerful countries. Secondly, democratic reforms were carried out to abolish the feudal serf system, which was based on the unity of religion and state, and millions of serfs were granted human rights. The third is to establish a system of regional ethnic autonomy, set up autonomous organs and exercise autonomous rights. At present, Tibet is experiencing rapid economic and social development, with the gross regional product achieving double-digit growth for more than 20 consecutive years. The per capita life expectancy in Tibet has increased from 35.5 years in 1951 to
70.6 years now, and the population has grown from 1.228 million in 1959 to 3.3482 million in 2018. There are currently 1,787 Tibetan Buddhist religious activity sites in Tibet, with more than 46,000 monks and nuns residing in the monasteries. The rights of Tibetan people of all ethnic groups to productive life and freedom of religious belief are fully guaranteed and respected.
Over the past 69 years, Tibetan culture has also witness tremendous development and prosperity. After the overthrow of the secular feudal serf system and the establishment of the socialist system, Tibetan traditional culture is no longer exclusive to a few aristocratic upper classes, but has become shared by people of all ethnic groups. For example, the protection and use of the Tibetan language has been clarified in the form of national laws. Tibetan and Chinese languages are used in government documents at all levels, judicial documents, signs in public places, radio and television, newspapers and magazines, and bilingual education is fully implemented in schools and colleges. The central government has financed the repair and protection of Tibetan cultural relics and monuments. The maintenance funds for key places such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Dazhao Monastery and Sakya Monastery alone have been nearly 700 million RMB. Moreover, the state has taken the lead in rescuing intangible cultural heritage, establishing 60 national intangible cultural heritage projects such as Tibetan astronomy and calendar, and in 2018 the Tibetan Medicine Bathing Method was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Tibet is moving forward with the motherland, and Tibetan traditional culture is also showing the value and charm of the new era.
In the face of the absolute facts of the day, the social situation in Tibet is stable, the people are living and working in peace and social order, and the people of all ethnic groups cherish their hard-earned happy life. The present and future of Tibet are determined by the entire Chinese people, and no external forces can stop the Tibetan people from moving toward a better future in the big family of the motherland.
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Name: Kristie Wong
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