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Transcript of http://thetibetpost.com/images/stories/May-2014/Tibet-Intern
Friday, January 22, 2016
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Jinping Vs. The Lama
WHERE DID WE FIND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU PRETENDED TO RETAIN WHILE YOU WERE "LISTENING"
Tibet Vs. China
Tibet has been under the sovereignty of China since the Yuan Dynasty (1368). Traditionally a culture with reverence for Buddhism as it was key in the development of Tibet. Since China's transition to communism in 1959, religious freedom dwindled. This religious disagreement and power struggle has been the source of Tibet's push for succession. Another event that fueled the flame was exile of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Buddhism and and leader of Tibet.
Why It's Important To Tibet
Tibet is highly valued for a multitude of reasons. While its cultural and religious importance has kept the flame of rebellion alive, the land is also extremely important to china's economy. It also serves as the center of Buddhism, so it resist the foundational beliefs of a communist sovereignity.
I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my life time.
Importance to China
China is a the third largest
county in the world, and it
is the culmination of various provinces with even more various beliefs. While the cultural
and economic steak in TIbet is profound, it is dwarfed by
the potential loss china
would suffer from a
segregation of all of these
provinces. The chances of
these areas succeeding
would rise exponentially
if Tibet is successful in
Difficulties Of The Conflict
[We] should throurghly fight against separatist activities by the Dalai clique by firmly relying on all ethnic groups... and completely smash any plot to destroy stability in Tibet and jeporadize national unity."
- Xi Jinping
What is self-immolation?