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China’s report on Tibet ecology contrary to ground reality, says exiled government

Published: January 9, 2019

STORY: Tibetan government-in-exile called out Chinese government’s claim of opting for ecological friendly policies for their ‘occupied’ homeland, saying ‘that there is lot of difference between what they say and the actual ground issue.’

China, in its government report, ‘Ecological Progress on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau’ had said that Beijing has always valued ecological progress. The paper read – “a system in this regard is being improved step by step on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with solid achievements in improving ecological conservation and environment quality. Steady growth has been witnessed in the local green industry with a system of technological support in place, and an eco-culture is taking shape to showcase the Plateau’s exemplary role in ecological development.”

Sonam Norbu Dagpo, Secretary for International relations and Spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration said, China has continuously been engaged in activities like mining, building routes and similar others that are causing severe damage to not only Tibetan land, but Chinese, other Asians and the whole world in total.

The government-in-exile further urged the Chinese authorities to implement their rules and regulations which they have established to safeguard the plateau’s environment and also to consider the opinions of the Tibetan people on the future developmental projects.

Tibet is officially a part of China since 1965 after dismissing of the Kashag, 13 years after the incorporation of Tibet into the People’s Republic of China. In 1959, a lot of Tibetans, including their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fled their homeland after a failed uprising.

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