A Han Chinese called Zhu Rui sent a letter to the Dalai Lama on 8 August. In his letter, he says," in my childhood and youth that you were a flayer of human skin, a demon who picked flesh from human bones. From this point alone, you have probably guessed that I am a Han Chinese. Indeed, I grew up within the Chinese Communist education system. But in 1997, I chanced upon an opportunity to travel to Tibet. That was the first time I secretly saw your photograph, your kind and compassionate visage, and it made me doubt the Chinese Communists' propaganda. In 1999 he visited Tibet for the second time and he came across many Tibetan farmers in Zalang county and he also met many Tibetan cadres when he was working in Tibet as a journalist.
He say the economic condition in rural areas is very poor, but he was amazed by the total devotion of the Tibetan people to their leader the Dalai Lama despite China's vicious vilifications. Recently in the month July he went to attend Dalai Lama's lecture at Madison in Wisconsin.