The Art Exhibition "Beauty of Tibet" was launched in Canberra, Australia at the reception hosted by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China on the evening of Wednesday, 29 May 2013.
The exhibition depicted the marvelous scenery of Tibet, China and the life of local Tibetans today through paintings. Over 30 pieces of artwork were displayed at the reception, presenting social, economic, environmental protection, livelihood and religious themes, depicting the natural scenery and splendid culture as well as the beauty and harmony of Tibetan art.
HE Ambassador Chen Yuming delivered a speech, wishing the exhibition a great success. He said, the beauty of Tibet lies in the nature, the culture and also in development. Tibet has experienced great development since 1951 with boosting economy, well preserved religion believes, cultural traditions as well as natural environment.
Similarly, China-Australian relations have withstood the test of the changing international situation and achieved historic progress since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1972. We achieved both developments with our sincere belief of "Chinese Dream". Let's hope the two peoples of China and Australia will build a better future in the mutual pursuit of our own dreams.
Lin Jun, chairman of Chinese Federation of Overseas Chinese, thanked the overseas Chinese and the friends from all walks of Australia for their support and attention to the "Beauty of Tibet" art exhibition. He hopes to take the exhibition as an opportunity to further develop the positive role of the overseas Chinese in the dissemination and promotion of Tibetan culture, give a better understanding of Tibet's development and changes to the Australian friends who are concerned about social progress in Tibet, and vigorously promote cultural cooperation and the development of friendly relations between China and Australia.
Over 200 guests from Australian political, cultural, business and academic sectors as well as overseas Chinese in Australia attended the launch reception.
The exhibition will open in Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre since 31 May.