Friday, March 11, 2011

The Seventh Dalai Lama, Tsangyang GyatsoImage via WikipediaTibet is not and has never been part of China...

There has never been any doubt in my mind that Tibet is not a legal part of China. I knew that as a child in primary school in New Zealand. back in the 1950's.  China invaded Tibet in the early 1950's and forced Tibet to become part of the Communist Peoples Republic of China, ruled and dictated to by the Chinese Communist Party. Over 1.2 million people have lost their lives trying to defend their country against the Han people who also took over China itself. So it is an ethnic as well a a political situation. China has tried to undermine Tibet by re-populating parts of Tibet with ethnic Han people from mainland China, as it has become known.

The Chinese have also tried to denigrate Tibet's religious leader, the Dalai Lama who had to flee to India after the Chinese communists took over Tibet. There is a big difference between  CPC and China itself. There are many ethnic minorities that have been forced to become part of Communist China. I doubt if there are  many people around the world who believe the propaganda of the Communists. I certainly don't!

I heard a pretty pathetic statement recently that China is trying to claim Tibet because Princess Wen Cheng married the Tibetan ruler way back in 641 AD. Any legal  claims would be decided by the male line in any case. China needs a very  good history lesson in any case. The dominant ethnic Han overpowered and decimated other ethnic groups in China They have then invaded, overpowered and absorbed many other ethic groups from outside China, such as the Tibetans. The rule of the gun is now being supplemented by economic power,  throughout the world as well.

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