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CULTURE

The key to the future survival of the Tibetan culture and outcome of the Tibetan issue lies in the hands of the Tibetan population living inside Tibet. The unique Tibetan Culture has existed over four thousand years and the Tibetans are determined to protect it by adapting to the 21st century. For example, even the unique Tibetan tradition of reincarnates in Tibetan Buddhism is being questioned by practicing Tibetan Buddhist. In recent years, several prominent Tibetan sages and teachers have prohibited their reincarnations from being recognized.

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ENVIRONMENT

The Tibetan Plateau is known as the “Third Pole” covering 2.5 million square kilometers and makes up one quarter of the total area of China today. It is the storehouse of freshwater and source of the earth’s eight largest river systems. For thousands of years the Tibetan farmers, nomads and semi nomads have thrived on the harsh Tibetan Plateau due to their expertise and wise decision-making on the conservation of their ecosystems, wild life population such as the famous Yak.

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EDUCATION

The Government of TAR, PRC is improving the livelihood and secular education of
the Tibetan population in Tibetan Plateau. Therefore, all CTTF projects in the field of
education are coordinated to enhance existing projects approved by TAR and PRC
governments on the Tibetan Plateau.

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