Tibetan/Chinese Situation Worsens

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    Dr Anand: China needs to acknowledge that its position of pretending there is no problem in Tibet is untenable. It then has to reflect as to why after more than half a century of the so-called 'democratic reforms', more Tibetans respect and venerate the Dalai Lama than ever before.

    Young Tibetans who have grown up in the Chinese system are often more alienated. Why? This is because while they may see Chinese rule as economically beneficial in absolute terms, relative to other ethnic groups, they feel discriminated against. More importantly, money and development cannot buy people's loyalty when their dignity is perceived to be trampled.

    China can bring about a revolutionary change in Tibetan attitude toward Beijing if it starts negotiating sincerely with the Dalai Lama and endeavours to get him back to his homeland. And until that happens, less of security and surveillance and more of empathy and understanding may be helpful.

    Tibet: Self-immolation won
     
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    Yes it is very sad what China did to Tibet. They've basically stolen their identity. They've had a policy of resettling Chinese Citizens in Tibet which has really dilluded and almost eliminated the rich Tibetan traditions & history. I hope things do change there someday. They really are a wonderful people.
     

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