Chinese NPC Tibetan delegation visits Switzerland, recounts development in Tibet

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Publish Time: 2019-10-15 Author: From: Xinhua

Nyima Cering (R), deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress, poses for a group photo with President of Zurich City Parliament Heinz Schatt in Zurich, Switzerland, Oct. 11, 2019. A Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC), led by Nyima Cering, visited Switzerland from Wednesday to Sunday. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Xinhua)

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) visited Switzerland from Wednesday to Sunday and briefed Swiss lawmakers and officials on Tibet's historic achievements in economic and social development.

The delegation, led by Nyima Cering, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress, met with First Vice President of the Swiss Council of States Hans Stockli, Deputy Governor of Canton of Bern Pierre Alain Schnegg, President of Zurich City Parliament Heinz Schatt and local Chinese compatriots.

Based on his personal experience and citing detailed figures, Nyima Cering recounted the major economic and social developments in Tibet in the past 60 years since the start of democratic reform there, thanks to the full support of the central government, assistance from all over the country and the concerted efforts of all ethnic groups in Tibet.

Stockli applauded the major economic and social developments in Tibet, and expressed the willingness to enhance mutual understanding to boost China-Switzerland exchanges and cooperation between legislative bodies.

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