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China looks to organize home visits for overseas Tibetans

Qiu Yuanping, director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office

(TibetanReview.net, Jun24, 2014) –Qiu Yuanping, director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, China’s cabinet, has expressed hopes about organizing trips for overseas Tibetans to their hometowns and establishing scholarships for their children to come back for education, reported China’s online Tibet news service eng.tibet.cn Jun 23. He was also reported to have expressed concern for “the 200,000” overseas Tibetans’ life and living conditions.

Qui has made the comment during a visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region on Jun 21. He has said his office had coordinated 4.2 billion yuan (US$672 million) donations from overseas Chinese towards Tibet in 2013, adding the money was used to “improve the livelihood in Tibet, such as providing free medical treatment to people living in agricultural and pastoral lands and donating over 20 ambulances to the health-centres at township level.”

He has further said his office will send out portable televisions to all families living in remote pasturing area in Tibet and set scholarships for needy children.

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