TV at Tibetan temples

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All 1,787 temples in Northwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have been provided access to radio and television after local authorities launched a project introducing the facilities in 2011, the Tibet Daily reported on Thursday.

The project helped monks and nuns better understand the country's policies and regulations, improved their ability to distinguish truth from rumors, and also provided an effective channel to guide religions to fit in a socialist society.

As most temples are located in the mountains, technicians had to carry the equipment on their backs or use horses.

"We like to watch a dialogue program involving senior monks, which inspires us a lot," a monk was quoted as saying.