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Ambassador Lan Lijun Attended the "Tibet: Past and Present" Photo Exhibition in Ottawa

May 15, 2009

MFA P.R. China
May 14, 2009

On May. 9th, H.E. Lan lijun, Ambassador of the
People's Republic of China to Canada, attended
the "Tibet: Past and Present" Photo Exhibition
held at Nepean City Hall in Ottawa. Also present
at the opening ceremony were John Baird (Minister
of Transport), Pierre Poilievre (MP), Paul Dewar
(MP), Jim Watson(Housing Minister of Ontario) and
about 100 representatives from the local community and Media.

Ambassador Lan delivered opening remarks. He said
the photo exhibition in retrospect of Tibet in
the past and in progress launched today is to
celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Democratic
Reform in Tibet and the successful quelling of
the rebellion in Tibet in 1959. Photos,
historical data and statistics are the true
witnesses of history. Tibet has been an integral
part of China since ancient times. Prior to 1959,
Tibetan serfs and slaves suffered ruthless
political oppression and economic exploitation by
serf-owners. After the democratic reform, the
social system of Tibet has developed by leaps and
bounds; its modernization has advanced rapidly;
Tibetan society has undergone gigantic historic
changes; and remarkable progress has been made in
the cause of human rights, which has attracted worldwide attention.

The participating guests highly appreciated the
opportunity to attend the exhibition. They called
for more Canadians coming to visit the
exhibition, and to gain a better understanding
about Tibet and the Chinese culture. Canada and
China have recently seen more frequent exchange
of high-level visits. With the recent successful
visits of Mr. Stockwell Day, the Minister of
Canadian International Trade and Mr. Lawrence
Cannon, the Canadian Foreign Minister, it is
certain that the bilateral relationship will be
further improved and developed in the near future.
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