|Aug.16,2018--A joint exploration of Tibet in southwest China organized by the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification got underway recently. During the one-week visit, more than 10 Chinese-language media from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, South Africa, Chile, and other countries will conduct news coverage in Nyingchi, Lhasa, Shigatse, and Gyantse in Tibet.
Hao Yifeng, deputy secretary-general of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, said that for the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening up, they have once again organized media from at home and abroad to visit Tibet, allowing everyone to witness the rapid changes that have occurred there.
In the past few days, reporters from overseas Chinese media outlets have covered news on the construction site of the newly developing Lulang International Town in Nyingchi; on the construction and preservation of the ecological environment in Gongpo Gyamda County; on targeted poverty alleviation work in Sijixiang Village in Chushur county, Lhasa; and at the Lhasa Chengguan District Zhizhao Pure Land Agricultural Science and Technology Experimental Center. They have also visited the former site of the Qing government minister’s residence in Tibet, Drepung Monastery, and other sites.
In 2011, the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification organized the first event for foreign media to visit Tibet for joint exploration, and the event has now entered its eighth year. Ma Limei, editor-in-chief of the New Portuguese International Culture Media from Portugal, is participating in this “Tibet visit” event for the seventh time this year. She said that they had seen a lot of changes, heard a lot of stories, and feels privileged to be able to participate in this event for seven years, witnessing the rebirth of a poor and backward region. She said the experience has been very meaningful.