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Tibetan delegation meets Canadian scholars


Source: | 03-25-2009 19:32

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A Tibetan delegation of China's highest legislature is continuing its visit in Canada. On Tuesday, the members enjoyed discussions with Canadian scholars in Vancouver.

Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak (2nd R), living Buddha and head of a five-member delegation of the Tibetan deputies to China's National People's Congress, answers questions from experts during a discussion with the delegates from the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada in Vancouver, March 24, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)
Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak (2nd R), living Buddha and head of 
a five-member delegation of the Tibetan deputies to China's
National People's Congress, answers questions from experts 
during a discussion with the delegates from the Asia-Pacific
Foundation of Canada in Vancouver, March 24, 2009. 
(Xinhua Photo)

Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak is Head of the delegation and also a living Buddha. He updated scholars from Canada's Asia Pacific Foundation on Tibet's social progress, economic development, culture, and education system. He also answered questions about human rights and the preservation of traditional Tibetan culture.

Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak (L, front), living Buddha and head of a five-member delegation of the Tibetan deputies to China's National People's Congress, talks with former Canadian Embassador to China Earl Drake during a discussion with the delegates from the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada in Vancouver, March 24, 2009. The delegation is now in Canada for a visit. (Xinhua Photo)
Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak (L, front), living Buddha and head 
of a five-member delegation of the Tibetan deputies to 
China's National People's Congress, talks with former 
Canadian Embassador to China Earl Drake during a discussion
with the delegates from the Asia-Pacific Foundation of 
Canada in Vancouver, March 24, 2009. The delegation is now
in Canada for a visit. (Xinhua Photo)

The Canadian scholars said they believe this kind of dialogue is helpful in getting the Canadian public to see a true picture of Tibet. The Foundation is an independent think-tank on Canada's relations with Asia.

Previoisly on Monday, the NPC Tibetan deputies held talks with the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa. House Speaker Peter Milliken welcomed his Chinese counterparts, and hoped to boost bilateral ties.


Editor:Liu Fang