Leading US financier David Rockefeller said Friday in Lhasa that what impressed him most during his trip to Tibet is that the people of Tibet are totally free to act according to their own will.
Rockefeller, former chairman of the board of directors of the Chase Manhattan Bank, made the remark during a meeting with Xu Mingyang, executive vice-chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region, after he visited several places in this regional capital over the past two days.
Rockefeller said he has seen the great progress scored in Tibet over the past 50 years following its peaceful liberation. The 86- year-old financier said he has been interested in Tibet all his life, and now his dream has finally come true.
He said the people of Tibet have built a beautiful city out of nothing. After visiting the Tibet Museum, he said he knows more about the autonomous region and its relationship with the Central Government of China.
Over the past two days, he has visited the Potala Palace, and marveled at its splendor. He said the palace reincarnates the greatness of the Chinese people of all nationalities, who have overcome so many difficulties both at home and abroad.
Xu Mingyang said he sincerely hoped that Rockefeller would tell the US people the truth about Tibet and, increase the friendship and understanding between the Chinese and the US peoples.
(People's Daily 10/06/2001)