tibet-post-header
Tibet: News Tibet Chamdo Exhibition Marks 60th Anniversary of Chinese Invasion

Chamdo Exhibition Marks 60th Anniversary of Chinese Invasion

E-mail Print
22october20103Dharamshala: An exhibition has opened in Chamdo Prefecture, Eastern Tibet, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Chinese invasion of the region. The exhibition, which opened on Monday October 18, charts the history of Chamdo, and emphasises the region's continued development.

The exhibition, visited by around 1000 people, displays the heritage of Chamdo region with historic photos, multimedia presentations, sand tables, and publications in both Mandarin and Tibetan.

Kelsing, a local Chinese official, praised the exhibition, stating that "a review of the past tells us to cherish the present, and gives us hope for a better future".

On October 19, 1950, Chinese People's Liberation Army troops marched into Chamdo, the capital of Eastern Tibet, receiving limited resistance from the peaceful Tibetan army. The Governor-General Ngapo Ngawang Jigme quickly surrendered, and the following year all of Tibet was under Chinese rule after the controversial Seventeen Point Agreement signed in Beijing on May 23, 1951. Ngapo, who signed the agreement, proceeded to have a long career within the Chinese Communist Administration of Tibet.

Chinese media prefer to view these events as a "peaceful liberation", and emphasise economic progress in the region since then. The GDP of Chamdo Prefecture was 5.8 billion yuan last year, 140 times the figure for 1958.

Qi Fei, the chief of the local transport bureau, said that Chamdo "had no roads in the 1950s", but has 9,164km of roads today, linking 72.5% of all villages. The government is also building an inter-provincial highway to connect Chamdo with major cities in Western China, such as Lhasa, Chengdu, Xining and Kunming.

The exhibition follows the 11th Reba Arts Festival, held in Dengqen County, which featured song and dance celebrating life over the last 60 years. A full celebration of the "peaceful liberation" is to be held on October 23 and is to include art performances and the launching of new construction projects.

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 October 2010 15:04 )  


......


Dharamshala based NGO Tibet Charity celebrates its 10th anniversary

Dharamshala based NGO Tibet Charity celebrates its 10th anniversary

Dharamshala: - Tibet Charity, an NGO bas...

Tibetan Children’s Village celebrates 54th Founding Anniversary

Tibetan Children’s Village celebrates 54th Founding Anniversary

Dharamshala: - Students paraded to the b...

Tibetan Delek Hospital marks its 43rd founding anniversary

Tibetan Delek Hospital marks its 43rd founding anniversary

Dharamshala: - Tibetan hospital that pro...

TED strengthens Tibetan economy through various initiatives

TED strengthens Tibetan economy through various initiatives

Dharamshala: - Focusing efforts on stren...

Free Spirit Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Free Spirit Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Dharamshala: - The Free Spirit Film Fest...

Leading Indian Filmmaker to produce Tibetan-themed film

Leading Indian Filmmaker to produce Tibetan-themed film

Dharamshala: - A leading Indian filmmake...

Tibet's culture showcased at New York Tibetan festival

Tibet's culture showcased at New York Tibetan festival

Dharamshala: - Over 1,000 Tibetans of Ne...

Tibet World celebrates first anniversary in Dharamshala, India

Tibet World celebrates first anniversary in Dharamshala, India

Dharamshala: - The non-profit organisati...

Online Translation

English Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish