Lhasa, Tibet — Thirteen Tibetan-Chinese translation and Tibetan language input software programs were launched Friday in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, to promote the modernization of Tibetan language processing, according to the Chinese Communist totalitarian state controlled media.
China Ethnic Languages Translation Bureau (CELTB) told the China's state controlled media "Xinhua that "the programs include a Tibetan to Chinese and Chinese to Tibetan intelligent translation system, an audio-to-text translation program, a Tibetan audio input system and a Tibetan text recognition system."
"The development of these software programs could help enhance communication between different ethnic groups in Tibet and are also important for protecting the traditional ethnic culture," Phurbu Samdrup, an official with the regional government's working committee on Tibetan language told the state media.
The Xinhua report claimed that "CELTB is a national-level ethnic languages translation institute. So far, it has developed 40 translation apps and programs for seven ethnic languages including Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur, Kazakh, Korean, Yi, and Zhuang."
The Chinese Communist regime began their invasion of Tibet in 1949, reaching complete occupation of the country in 1959. Since that time, more than 1.2 million people, 20% of the nation's population of six million, have died as a direct result of China's invasion and occupation. In addition, over 99% of Tibet's six thousand religious monasteries, temples, and shrines, have been looted or decimated resulting in the destruction of hundreds of thousands of sacred Buddhist scriptures.