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CICEF donates five million yuan to support Chinese Tibetology research
09:59, December 21, 2009  


Sita, vice minister of the United Front Work Department as well as deputy head of the China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture addresses at the donating ceremony. (China Tibet Information Center Photo)


The "Future Fund" of the China International Cultural Exchange Foundation (CICEF) on December 18 donated five million yuan to support the Qomolangma Award of China Tibetology Research.

The fund will become bonus to reward the following six batches of winners of Qomolangma Award.

The central government has always attached great importance to the study of Tibetology, but supports from the public are still needed. The financial assistance from the China International Cultural Exchange Foundation will give fresh energy to the study of Chinese Tibetology and also boost the quicker and better development of this field, said Sita, vice minister of the United Front Work Department at the donating ceremony.

Lhakpa Phuntsok, general director of China Tibetology Research Center, signed an agreement with Lu Hongsheng, council member of the China International Cultural Exchange Foundation at the donation ceremony.

The Qomolangma Award of China Tibetology Research is approved by the state council to reward those who do excellent contributions to Chinese Tibetology research and was jointly organized by China Tibetology Research Center and China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture.

The first Qomolangma Award started in April, 2005 and ended in May, 2006 while the second has been already in process since July, 2009.

Source: China Tibet Information Center
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