Chinese NPC Tibetan delegation visits Belgium


BRUSSELS, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) — A Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) visited Belgium from Thursday to Sunday.

The delegation, led by Norbu Dondrup, member of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People’s Congress and vice chairman of the regional government, met with Vice President of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium Andre Flahaut, held discussions with Belgian lawmakers including Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives Els Van Hoof, and exchanged ideas with local officials and scholars.

Norbu Dondrup introduced the Chinese government’s Tibet policy and the major changes in Tibet in the past 60 years since the start of democratic reforms there based on his personal experience and citing detailed figures.

At present, Tibet’s various sectors are continuing to thrive, and people of all ethnic groups live and work in peace and contentment, he said, adding that Tibet is experiencing an unprecedented good time in history.

Emphasizing that Tibet-related issues involve China’s core interests and the national feelings of nearly 1.4 billion Chinese people, he said it is hoped that the Belgian side will prudently and properly handle Tibet-related issues.

He urged the Belgian side not to allow leaders of the Dalai group to visit Belgium, nor to provide any support for or facilitate the Dalai group’s anti-China separatist activities, and to work with China to maintain a healthy and stable development of China-Belgium relations.


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