Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

China says its Tibet policy is 'correct', no turning back

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by layman, Oct 22, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    11,024
    Likes Received:
    3,042
    Country Flag:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    Beijing: China has no intention of altering its "correct" policies in the restive region of Tibet as they have brought unprecedented achievements, a government white paper said today, slamming the romanticised notion Tibet was once an idyllic fairyland.

    China has long defended its iron-fisted rule in remote and mountainous Tibet, saying the region suffered from dire poverty, brutal exploitation of serfs and economic stagnation until 1950, when Communist troops "peacefully liberated" Tibet and introduced "democratic reforms" in 1959.

    When President Xi Jinping took office earlier this year there had been expectations in some quarters he may take a softer line on Tibet, partly because his late father, a reformist vice premier, had a close bond with the Dalai Lama.

    But Xi has shown no sign of changing course in Tibet.

    In a lengthy policy paper carried by the official Xinhua news agency, the government said that Tibet under Chinese rule had achieved a great deal.

    "Today's Tibet is developing economically, making progress politically, has a flourishing culture, a harmonious society and a good environment; its people are happy and healthy," it said.

    "Tibet's development cannot be separated from this correct path," the white paper added.

    Tibetan exiles and rights groups say that China tramples on Tibet's culture, religion, language and environment, and has committed grievous abuses to ensure Beijing's rule.

    Tensions in China's Tibetan regions are at their highest in years after a spate of self-immolation protests by Tibetans, which have led to an intensified security crackdown.

    More than 120 Tibetans have set themselves alight since 2009, mainly in heavily ethnic Tibetan areas of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai provinces rather than in what China terms the Tibet Autonomous Region. Most have died.

    The white paper rejected the criticism, saying that "any fair-minded person would be filled with amazement" at the advancements China has bought to Tibet.

    "There are some others in the world who intentionally distort the past and present of Tibet due to their ideological bias or out of consideration for their self interests. They created a 'Shangri-La' myth, wishing to keep Tibet in a backward primitive state forever," the white paper added.

    It repeated China's assertion that exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is intent on pushing for Tibet's independence to sabotage its development and stability.

    The Dalai Lama, who fled China in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule, is considered a violent separatist by Beijing. The India-based Dalai Lama says he is merely seeking greater autonomy for his Himalayan homeland.

    More Info
     
  2. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Messages:
    21,213
    Likes Received:
    5,716
    Country Flag:
    India
  3. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    10,210
    Likes Received:
    4,220
    Country Flag:
    India
    there is no problem with their policy.. the problem is within them.. they can't accept the concept of freedom and you are not welcomed..

    only a armed rebellion can do the tricks to save, chinise, tibbatan and world from chinise.
     
  4. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    11,024
    Likes Received:
    3,042
    Country Flag:
    United States
    Best part is

    I would say atleast they have done something to brag about unlike our other neighbors punching in thin air.
     
  5. Eddie

    Eddie Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    534
    China recently issued stapled visas to a few sports personals of Arunachal Pradesh. We should do the same for Tibet residents and not accept it as a part of China. We have formally given refugee to the Tibetan govt. in Dharamsala and must support their cause by taking a strong stand. There have been gross human right violations in Tibet by china and many monks have done self immolation for free Tibet. There are plans by China to plant a friendly Dalai lama after the present one dies.
     
  6. Eddie

    Eddie Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    534
    The figures you have quoted are right. But the growth doesn't reflect the economic progress of ethnic Tibetans.

    Many Tibetan independence groups allege that the Chinese government have established many settlements in Tibet in an attempt to sinicizatize( also called Chinalization) the region. The Free Tibet Campaign in April 1996 made the unproven claim that 500,000 Chinese were to be moved into eastern Tibet to work in copper mines, a project that was to involve the building of several new mining towns. Lobsang Sangay, a leader of the Tibetan Youth Congress, alleged in the Harvard Asia Quarterly that 60-70% of the population in Lhasa now is Chinese and, outside of the traditional Tibetan "Bharkor" market, Tibetans own only 400-450 of the 3,500 to 4,000 shops. Han Chinese also occupy most government-related employment with 95 percent of official Chinese immigrants employed in state owned enterprises.
     
  7. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    11,024
    Likes Received:
    3,042
    Country Flag:
    United States
    Well i would say they have made progress irrespective of their slanderous agenda. Pretty much to say they are moving in right direction but slow. ANd they can brag that they have shown progress.
     
  8. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    7,556
    Likes Received:
    3,828
    Country Flag:
    India
    what do they call it
    a land grabbing policy ?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page