Tibetans propose erecting statues to central government liaison officials

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/1/14 17:03:40

A flag-raising ceremony is held in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 28, 2013. Photo: Xinhua 

Members of the consultative body of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region submitted proposals to protect the region's traditional culture, using methods including building statues of officials deployed to be stationed in Tibet throughout history and protecting the Tibetan language.

During the second meeting of the 11th Tibet Regional Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, members submitted 405 proposals. Some 133 are about cultural inheritance and development, chinanews.com reported on Monday.

The proposals on cultural development include building a group of statues of officials deployed by the central government throughout history, or a relief sculpture of them in Lhasa. 

The central government started to deploy officials to Tibet in 1727 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to administer the region.

Other proposals include deepening reform on the management of folk art groups, preserving and developing the Tibetan language, passing down traditional handicrafts and encouraging these handicrafts to help with poverty alleviation work.

Members of the consultative body also suggested to strengthening environmental protection and enhancing people's livelihood. This would protect wild Tibetan medicinal materials, green the region and cultivate talent in medical treatment and public health. 

Global Times

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