Tuesday, October 25
The Tibetan Cultural Exchange Delegation from China visited us and engaged in a conversation with interested members of the DU community as well as the wider Denver community. The conversation was primarily conducted through translation.
The delegation included:
Ms. Hua Bi, Chief Editor of the China Tibetology Publishing House and Researcher at the China Tibetology Research Center. Her research is primarily on China’s Tibet policy and the social issues in Tibet in the international context
Mr. Nimazeren, Vice President of the Sichuan Research Institute of Culture and History. He is also recognized as a “Grade One Fine-arts Artist” of China
Mr. Tanzenlhundup, Researcher and Deputy Director of the Institute for Socioeconomic Studies at the China Tibetology Research Center
Mr. A Nu, Party Branch Secretary of the Village Committee of Tongga, Yangda Township, Doilungdêqên County, Tibet Autonomous Region
Ms. Yu Tang, interpreter for the delegation
Question One: What is the status of Chinese Peace talks with the Dalai Lama? Is there any hope of his return to China?
Question Two: If the Chinese government has clearly been engaging in dialogue with Taiwan, why haven't they been engaging with Tibetans outside of Tibet?
Question Three: What is the official policy regarding Han Chinese settling in Tibet? And how has Han settlement in Tibet changed the lives of Tibetans?
Question Four: Can young Tibetan scholars access the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center or books on Tibet in Sichuan University?
Question Five: Given that the Dalai Lama has stepped down as the political leader of Tibet, what is the Tibetan reaction? Also, what are your thoughts on his successtion plan?
Question Six: Could you please give us some information about the living conditions in Tibetan villages? Also, have you seen the BBC documentary on Tibet? How do you collect information on Tibet from other countries?
Question Seven: How do you view the role of the Dalai Lama in regards to Tibetan issues?