Aug.14,2018--Photo shows the scene of the traditional "sunning of the Buddha" ceremony at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, Aug 11, 2018. Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival, or Yogurt Festival, began in Lhasa on Saturday. This year's event will feature the traditional "sunning of the Buddha" ceremonies, with huge Thangka paintings bearing the image of the Buddha displayed on the hillsides near the Drepung and Sera monasteries, as well as Tibetan opera performances, horse riding performances and an ethnic costume show. [Photo/Xinhua]
GENEVA,Aug.14,2018--A Tibetan scholar told a United Nations (UN) Committee on Monday that China's Tibet enjoys rapid growth and harmony among all ethnic groups today.
Dr. Luo Dan, vice-president of the Tibet Socialism College, told members of the UN Elimination of Racial Discrimination here what Tibet is really like in his eyes.
"Let me tell you in a responsible manner that today's Tibet enjoys a sound and rapid growth, ever-increasing living standards, an improving eco-environment, progress and unity shared by all ethnic groups, harmonious religious lives, social law and order and happiness enjoyed by all people," said the expert.
He said various religions coexist in Tibet, including Tibetan Buddhism, Islam, and Catholicism. There are about 1,787 religious sites where religious activities are carried out, and more than 46,000 registered monks and nuns in the region.
"Large-scale religious activities like Kora around holy mountains and rivers, Saga Dawa Festival, Buddha Painting Displays, etc. are protected and inherited," he said.