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Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme passes away at 100
08:44, December 24, 2009  


The portrait of the deceased Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme. (Xinhua Photo)


Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, a great patriot, famous social activist and son of Tibetan people passed away due to illness in Beijing at 16:50 on Wednesday, December 23 at the age of 100.

As a close friend of Chinese Communist, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme was the vice chairman of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th NPC Standing Committee, vice chairman of the 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th National Committee for CPPCC and chairman of Chinese Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture.

Vitae of Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme

Male, of Tibetan ethnic group, born in February 1910, native of Lhasa, Tibet.

Vice-chairman of the 11th CPPCC National Committee.

1936-1952: Grain supplies official, civil magistrate, auditor, governor and high official in Qamdo Prefecture in Tibet local government (During the period: Signed an accord with central government in Beijing on measures for peaceful liberation of Tibetas chief negotiator of Tibet local government in 1951)

1952-1959: First deputy commander of Tibet Military Area Command and lieutenant general, section chief, secretary-general and vice-chairman of Preparatory Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region, and member of National Defense Council

1959-1964: Vice-chairman of CPPCC National Committee, vice-chairman of Preparatory Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region, and member of National Defense Council

1964-1965: Vice-chairman of Standing Committee of National People's Congress (NPC), and acting chairman of Preparatory Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region

1965-1979: Vice-chairman of NPC Standing Committee, chairman of People's Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region and vice-chairman of Revolutionary Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region

1979-1981: Vice-chairman of NPC Standing Committee, chairman of NPC Ethnic Affairs Committee, and chairman of Standing Committee of Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress

1981-1983: Vice-chairman of NPC Standing Committee, chairman of NPC Ethnic Affairs Committee, and chairman of People's Government of Tibet Autonomous Region

1983-1993: Vice-chairman of NPC Standing Committee, chairman of NPC Ethnic Affairs Committee, and chairman of Standing Committee of Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress

1993- :Vice-chairman of CPPCC National Committee.

Deputy to 1st to 7th NPC, vice-chairman of Standing Committee of 3rd to 7th NPC, and chairman of Ethnic Affairs Committee of 5th to 7th NPC. Member of 1st CPPCC National Committee, and vice-chairman of 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th CPPCC National Committees.

Source: China Tibet Information Center

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2009-12/24/content_411999.htm

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