TAIPEI: The Tibetan community in Taiwan has organised a two week exhibition to draw the attention and support of the international community on the grim situation prevailing inside Tibet. The exhibition, which began Monday, is being organised by the Office of Tibet and the Taiwan Tibetan Association.
“There is no let up in the number of Tibetans setting themselves on fire to protest against the repression and continued occupation of Tibet by the Chinese government. So we have organised this exhibition to call for urgent global intervention to save the Tibetan lives and to end China’s repressive policies,” said Mr Dawa Tsering, His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Taiwan.
“We have chosen the Liberty Square near Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall as the exhibition’s venue as it is frequently visited by tourists, mainly from China. We want our Chinese brothers and sisters to know about the truth of the issue of Tibet and the current situation in Tibet,” he said.
A total of 50 panels are put on display to show the history, religion and culture of Tibet, of which 10 panels are about Tibetans who have set themselves on fire calling freedom in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet. The exhibit also showcases Tibet’s currency and postage stamps. Visitors can also watch documentary films on Tibet.
The exhibition will conclude on 10 March.