TAIPEI: A week-long open air exhibition on Tibet jointly organised by the Office of Tibet and the Tibetan Association in Taipei successfully concluded on Sunday. The exhibition was held at Taipei’s liberty square near Chiang Kai Shek Memorial hall, one of the most frequently visited areas by tourists from China.
A total of 30 panels were put on display and most of the panels depicted photos of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire and the reasons which are pushing them to take such drastic action. Since 2009, over 120 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans.
“The exhibition was organised for the need of urgent global intervention to persuade the Chinese government to end its repressive policies in Tibet. It was also aimed to draw the attention of our Chinese brothers and sisters to know the truth about of the issue of Tibet and the current situation in Tibet,” an official of the Office of Tibet said.
“Many Chinese tourists read the detailed narrations on each panels and some also took pictures,” the official said.