80 Buddhist monks and nuns in red robes entered the conference hall on Jan.23 when the first session of the 11th Tibet Autonomous Region Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was opened in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet.
Those 80 religious figures make religious circle account for the highest proportion of the 16 sections consisting of the total 519 members of the 11th CPPCC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee, and they are also the largest group of religious members among the CPPCC's local committees in China.
Gao Yang, Vice Chairman of the 10th CPPCC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee, introduced that 2,405 proposals were submitted to the CPPCC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee in the past five years and 2,347 ones were accepted after examination, as of the end of 2017, all the proposals have been handled.
The CPPCC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee has also sent six delegations to visit more than 10 countries including India, Germany, Greece and Australia to conduct exchanges in the past five years.
It is reported that the CPPCC Tibet Autonomous Region Committee will also invite officials from the Consulate General of Nepal in Lhasa each year to sit in on the meeting to learn about the achievements of Tibet's reform and development.