|June 8, 2016 -- A Tibetan cultural delegation on Monday held a seminar with Danish officials during which the two sides exchanged views on politics, economy, culture and human rights.
Hao Shiyuan, assistant to the president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and head of the delegation said, "Tibet's GDP has witnessed a double-digit year-on-year growth under the 'new normal' of China's economy. Tibet's achievements deserve respects from the international community. Tibet's development in the next five years will be promising."
Erik Laursen, head of Department Asia, Latin America and Oceania of Denmark's Foreign Ministry said the Danish government insists on the "one China" principle and recognizes Tibet as inseparable part of China.
"The Danish diplomats have been to Tibet and are impressed by Tibet. Denmark pays attentions to Tibet's development and has conducted some people-to-people activities. We are also interested in human rights cooperation with the CASS," said Erik.
"The right to existence and development are the most important human rights for Tibetans. Some Western countries only focused on some negative aspects. I hope they could change their mindset so as to deepen mutual understanding," Hao added.
The delegation also met with Tibetans in Denmark, Danish legislators and scholars, and the faculty of Copenhagen's Confucius School.
The delegation visited Hungary and Iceland before visiting Denmark.
By: Qu Yungui Liu Qiang