On October 20, 2021, the Event of MFA Presenting Tibet to the World was held at Lanting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) with the theme of "China on a New Journey: A New Chapter of Development for a Happy New Tibet". State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended and addressed the event. Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xizang Autonomous Regional Committee Wang Junzheng and Acting Chairman of the People's Government of Xizang Autonomous Region Yan Jinhai delivered presentations. Party Secretary of the CPC Committee of the MFA Qi Yu, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng, Assistant Foreign Minister Deng Li, diplomatic envoys, and representatives of international organizations in China attended the event.
Wang Yi said that this year is of great importance in the development of Xizang. 70 years ago, under the relentless efforts of the CPC, Xizang realized peaceful liberation and transformed itself from a backward serfdom society to a moderately prosperous socialist one, creating a political miracle of "a historic leap of thousands of years". In the past 70 years, under the leadership of the CPC, people from various ethnic groups in Xizang have worked together and strived with one heart to create a strong sense of community among the Chinese nation, bringing earthshaking changes of historic importance to its situation, and creating another miracle of "a historic leap of thousands of years" in development. Today's Xizang has become an epitome of the success of China's leapfrog development, a vivid portrayal of the progress in China's democracy and human rights, and an important window for China's opening-up and cooperation with the world. It has realized the goal of a happy and moderately prosperous life for all this year as scheduled. People of all ethnic groups are entitled to full and equal rights in political, economic and social fields. Freedom of religious belief and the culture of minority groups are under full protection and further development. A series of international conferences, such as the China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo, Forum on the Development of Tibet, China and Trans-Himalaya Forum for International Cooperation, has demonstrated great vitality and achieved fruitful results in the Belt and Road cooperation with neighboring countries.
Wang Yi said that during General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to Xizang in July, he called for efforts to fully implement the Party's guidelines for governing Xizang in the new era and write a new chapter of lasting peace and stability and high-quality development in the plateau region. With facilitating domestic development and promoting local opening-up as its important mission, the MFA will resolutely implement the decisions and plans of the CPC Central Committee, leverage its unique advantages, and support Xizang in promoting economic and social development, expanding opening-up and cooperation with the world, building itself into an international model in ecological progress, maintaining security, stability and ethnic unity, and opposing any separatist activity that sabotages Xizang's security and stability, in order to make greater contributions to building a prosperous, happy and beautiful Xizang.
Wang Yi stressed that during the past 70 years, Xizang has upended its situation by transforming itself from a backward, impoverished and isolated society to a progressive, prosperous and open one. The extraordinary achievements made in Xizang are a splendid chapter in the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and important evidence of China's specific modernization path. China's opening-up and development have always been closely linked to the world. We will continue to provide new opportunities and create new space for the world with our own development. We will work with all countries to implement the Global Development Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping, keep promoting a global community of development with a shared future, and create a more peaceful, stable and prosperous future for the world.
Wang Junzheng said that since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, General Secretary Xi Jinping has personally chartered the path forward and mapped out the plans of Xizang-related work, defined the Party's guidelines for governing Xizang in the new era, and promoted comprehensive progress and historic achievements in all fronts in Xizang. As a result, a more prosperous, progressive, thriving, confident and open socialist new Xizang is shown to the world. China welcomes people of all walks of life from home and abroad to experience a happy new Xizang and jointly paint a new picture of Xizang's development. Yan Jinhai introduced the achievements Xizang has made in achieving lasting peace and stability and green and high-quality development in ethnic harmony, people's livelihood, ecological conservation and international exchanges.
Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov, Nepalese Ambassador to China Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, and Nigerian Ambassador to China Baba Ahmad Jidda said in their speeches that Xizang is an integral part of China. Thanks to the strong support of China's Central Government and the collective efforts of all ethnic groups, Xizang has made remarkable achievements in various fields. They are deeply impressed by its unique ethnic culture, green and clean ecological environment, secure and harmonious diverse society, and hospitable local people of all ethnic groups. They believe Xizang will have an even brighter future and they are ready to further promote friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between their countries and Xizang. The Head of Daga Township, Qushui County, Lasa, a primary school teacher from Shenzha County, Naqu, and a living Buddha of Dalong Temple in Linzhou County shared the stories around them by short videos, and introduced the effective measures to eradicate poverty, protect the traditional culture and freedom of religious belief. French Director Jean-MichelCarré made a speech via video link to share his experience of filming documentaries in Xizang over the past ten years, hoping that the international community will have a better understanding of a real Xizang.
The launch ceremony of the commemorative envelopes marking the Event Presenting Tibet to the World was also held.
Up until now, the MFA has held such global presentation events for 22 provinces and autonomous regions.