A Special journey for ‘Ronaldo of Yushu’ and his 39 friends

BEIJING, CHINA – Media OutReach – 9 June 2023 – After travelling some 2,500 km, 40 Tibetan kids from a welfare home on the around 4,500-meter-high Qinghai-Tibet Plateau finally set foot on China’s top-level football stadium on June 2.

Tibetan teenagers watched a football game at the Beijing Workers’ Stadium on Jun 2.

During their journey in Beijing, they also participated in many activities on ethnic culture. At an experience hall on the culture and history of Chinese ethnic groups on the former site of the National Mongolian and Tibetan school, Zangba Cicheng (藏巴次成), a boy who enjoys history classes, buried himself in the historical materials from more than 100 years ago. He said that learning history is the best way to understand the country and the nation. While watching the performance of the China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble, Dolma Tso(卓玛措), a 13-year-old girl, said that the musical instruments of different ethnic groups have their own characteristics, but produce a very imposing and pleasant sound when played together.

The Palace Museum, the Great Wall, the Bird’s Nest, the Water Cube (the National Aquatics Center)… the places these Tibetan kids have toured are epitomes of not only the history of ancient China, but also the pulse of modern China.