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Raidi (simplified Chinese :热地; traditional Chinese :熱地; pinyin :Rèdì; Tibetan: རག་སྡི་; also written Ragdi; born August, 1938) is a Tibetan politician of the People's Republic of China. He served as a vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress from 2003 to 2008, and the highest ranking Tibetan in China.

He is a native of Biru County, Tibet Autonomous Region. He is a graduate of the Central Party School, and joined the Communist Party of China in October 1961. [1]

Tibetan Review wrote on September 3, 2019 that "China has included Re Di (also written as Raidi or Redi, but pronounced as Ragdi), one of top Tibetan collaborators with its occupation rule in Tibet, in a list of 36 nominees for its highest state honor which was announced on Aug 27." [2]

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References

  1. "Tibetan collaborator among top Chinese national honor recipients | Tibetan Review". www.tibetanreview.net. 2019-09-05. Archived from the original on 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2020-03-10. Re Di, a native of Driru (Chinese: Biru) County in Nagchu (Naqu) Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) where he was born in Aug 1938, is a graduate of the Central Party School, and joined the Communist Party of China in October 1961.He has in the past spoken of having experienced suffering under the old Tibetan society and that the PLA taught him about revolution and led him towards the revolutionary path. Ragdi has worked in various top leadership positions in TAR during his 28 years of service there until his “election” as a Vice Chairman of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress in Mar 2003.
  2. "Tibetan collaborator among top Chinese national honor recipients | Tibetan Review". www.tibetanreview.net. 2019-09-05. Archived from the original on 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme
President of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress Standing Committee
1993–2003
Succeeded by
Legqog