An exhibition is being held at the Beijing Cultural Palace of Nationalities celebrating the 60th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet. The exhibition has attracted more than ten thousand visitors since it opened on June 15.
A wall full of smiling faces is the first thing people see on entering the exhibition hall.
The exhibition consists of four galleries that show the economic, political, cultural, ecological and social developments in Tibet from 1951 to 2011 through thousands of pictures, videos and precious historic documents.
This is a replica of the Anu family's sitting room, who lived in a Lhasa suburb. Cering Degyi, a visitor to the exhibition, says it is much like any families in the city.
Cering Degyi, said, "Take my family as an example, my brothers and sisters live in this kind of place. My parents' home is even better, they have their own house and courtyard. All the facilities are complete."
Sonam Gyaincain worked in transport, earning almost 300 thousand yuan per year. He taught his son by computer and they took part in exercise. In 2006, Tibet Autonomous Region launched a project to establish the new countryside.
More than 1.4 million farmers and herdsmen moved into new houses and more than 1.5 million were given clean drinking water. Liu Xiangjie, who has worked in Nyingchi for 11 years, is filled with emotion when talking about Tibet's changes.
Liu Xiangjie, said, "In the past, the houses were very low. The windows were so narrow it was really dark inside. Now when you look at the houses, they are so bright and beautiful. We could not have expected this before."
The exhibition is organized by the State Council Information Office, the Tibet Autonomous Regional Government and Xinhua News Agency.
The exhibition continues until July 8.
(CNTV.cn July 3, 2011)