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Official says Tibet has nothing to hide

2010-03-07 16:28 BJT

Special Report: 2010 NPC & CPPCC Sessions |

BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Tibet has nothing to hide, and will make visits to the region more easy in the future, said Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the Standing Committee of Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress, here on Sunday.

NPC member Qiangba Puncog, Director of the People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region
NPC deputy Qiangba Puncog, Director of the People's Congress of Tibet Autonomous

He made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress, the country's top legislature.

"As always, we welcome tourists, journalists and government officials to visit Tibet and take a look there to better understand the region's current situation," he said, quoting a Chinese saying that "seeing is believing."

Commenting on Tibet's regulations on foreigners' access to the region, Qiangba Puncog said Tibet is "a very special place" due to its "high altitude, its inconvenient traffic" in addition to other limited conditions.

The current regulations could help the journalists better understand China's policies for Tibet, and better protect their personal safety, he said, citing a traffic accident which killed 26 people and injured nine in Tibet on Saturday.

NPC member Palma Trily, Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region
NPC deputy Palma Trily, Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region

Editor: Du Xiaodan | Source: Xinhua