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Mar. 2009
April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

March 2

On March 2, 2009, China State Council Information Office published a white paper on the situation in Tibet since 1959 to mark the 50th anniversary of the region's Democratic Reform. The paper, named Fifty Years of Democratic Reform in Tibet and released by the State Council Information Office, reviewed the profound changes that have taken place in the past 50 years. It also unveils the laws governing the social development of Tibet and the attempts of spreading lies and rumors by the 14th Dalai Lama and his hard-core supporters.

 
March 3 - 12

China's political advisors (CPPCC, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) convened in the afternoon of March 3, 2009 for their annual full session, focusing their major concerns on economy while the impacts of the global financial turmoil unfolded. CPPCC approved three documents including the report on the work of the country's top political advisory body.
 
 
March 5 - 13

The 11th National People's Congress (NPC) of China started its second session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing at 9 a.m. on April 5, 2009. It set out plans and tasks for the world's third largest economy. On the agenda was the government's goal of 8 percent GDP growth this year and deeper democratic reforms.
 
 
March 9
 
China's first website featuring human rights in the Tibet Autonomous Region (www.tibet328.cn) was launched on March 9, 2009. The site contains more than 10 channels, including Tibet Today, History and Truth, Documents, Opinion, Photos and Videos in four languages, Chinese, English, French and German. China Society for Human Rights Studies, the sponsor, said the site was launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the democratic reform and serfs' emancipation in Tibet.
 

March 14
A delegation of five indigenous Tibetan NPC deputies visited the United States and Canada, which is the first Tibetan delegation ever sent by NPC to visit other countries. During their 12-day journey, the delegation successively visited Washington DC and New York in the United States as well as Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver in Canada. They launched tens of activities in the forms of individual meetings, conferences, small-scale forums and exclusive interviews and made extensive contacts with politicians, scholars and journalists in the two countries and overseas Chinese including compatriots of the Tibetan nationality. With their own experience, the Tibetan delegation had displayed a true Tibet to other countries, from economic development to social undertakings and people's living standard.

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