The culture history of the Tibet A.R.

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China Compiles Tibetan Medicine Textbooks
Xinhua, 13 June 2001. A group of experts from Tibet are compiling a set of Tibetan medicine teaching materials for higher education nationwide. Tibetan medicine has a history of over 2,000 years and has been proven to have an extremely good curative effect for heart, blood vessel, liver and gall diseases.
The Development of Tibetan Culture
China Daily whitepaper, 2001. The Tibetan people have created and developed their brilliant and distinctive culture during a long history of continuous exchanges and contacts with other ethnic groups, all of whom have assimilated and promoted each other's cultures. Spoken and written language; rreservation of relics and ancient books; folk customs and religious freedom; culture and art of the past being developed; Tibetan studies and medicine; popular education; publishing and telecommunications.
[Han minority must study Tibetan language]
The Straits Times, 24 May 2002. China has passed a new law to require people from its Han majority living in Tibet to study the Tibetan language and protect it from ‘globalisation’. Many overseas groups claim that the biggest threat to Tibet's unique traditional culture comes from deliberate Chinese attempts to eradicate the region's legacy.