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Tibetan Theatrical Troupe Performs “Crossing the Mountain Peak” in Beijing

This piece issued from the Xinhua News Agency describes a noteworthy performance by the Tibet Autonomous Region Theatrical Troupe in Beijing. It was submitted by an anonymous translator on April 29, 2007

On April 11, more than 50 Tibetan dancers from the Tibet Autonomous Region Theatrical Troupe came to Beijing on the newly completed train to participate in the fifth national staging of the outstanding modern play “Crossing the Mountain Peak.” The oldest actor is 50, and the youngest is 25 years old. Many of the performers had not been to Beijing for ten years. After seeing the railroad, they thanked the Communist Party and the central government for building such a magnificent railroad for the Tibetan people. (more…)

Website Founders Invited for Interview

Kan lho ba wrote this news piece on a meeting between website founders and posted in on the website http://www.tibet123.com/tibbs/post_13_5656_1.html. An anonymous translator submitted it on January 9, 2007.

At 3pm, on January 6, 2007, writers for the website, Sina.com, invited the founders of the website, http://www.tibetcul.com, brothers Wangchuk Tseten (dbang phyug tshe brtan) and Tsewang Norbu (tshe dbang nor bu) to be guests of the website. First, Wangchuk Tseten mentioned that their primary reasons for creating the Tibetan culture website in Chinese were to provide an understanding of Tibetan culture and to spread awareness of Tibetan culture to a wide audience. Tsewang Norbu added that the Internet provides the best way to understand Tibetan culture, and because of the environment and history, Tibetans have created unique epic stories like Gesar. Both brothers spoke in detail about the goals, plans, and purposes of the website. They said that many actors and singers, both in China and internationally, are followers of Tibetan Buddhism. They also commented that Tibetan is easier to learn than Chinese. Also, they talked about several books related to Tibet that were published in Chinese. (more…)