Rural Tibetan family lives through past and future

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CCTV presents a seven-episode special series: “Eye on Tibet.” Reporter Feng Xin travels to cities, villages and mountains in the Tibet Autonomous Region. She looks into the daily life of ordinary Tibetans, trying to understand their dreams, hopes and beliefs.Tibetans are living with tradition while dealing with modernization.  How does their Buddhist faith plays a role in what they do?  Here’s a look at the daily routine of a rural Tibetan family.

Rural Tibetan family lives through past and future

Starting from today, CCTV will bring you a seven-episode special series: "Eye on Tibet." Reporter Feng Xin travels to cities, villages and mountains in the Tibet Autonomous Region. She looks into the daily life of ordinary Tibetans, trying to understand their dreams, hopes and beliefs. That's while learning how Tibetans are living with tradition versus modernization and how their Buddhist faith plays a role in what they do. The first episode begins with the daily routine of a rural Tibetan family.

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  • Tsering Dorji took classes in livestock breeding in a central Chinese city and then purchased most of his neighbors’ pigs and established a village co-op five years ago. He invited 35 families to join him. The co-op raises 3,000 pigs and earns more than 1 million yuan a year.
  • Kelsang pays her respect to Buddha with clean water every day in a prayer room. She prays that nature treats all beings with mercy.