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  • China And Human Rights In Tibet
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    Human Rights in Tibet In 1949, newly communist China sent 35,000 troops to invade Tibet (Tibet Support Group UK 1). The year after that a treaty was made. The treaty acknowledged sovereignty over Tibet, but recognized the Tibetan government's autonomy with respect to internal affairs. The Chinese violated the treaty on many occasions, though. This lead to the National Uprising in 1959, and after that, the exile of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, and many governmental leaders (Office o...
  • Destruction Of Tibet And Tibetan Buddhism
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    "The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature of controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, or criticism, of persuasion and education and not by the method of coercion or repression". This statement was made by Mao Tse Tung, the Communist leader of China, in February of 1957. Seven years earlier, Chinese forces had invaded and begun the destruction of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. The Plateau of Tibet comprises nearly the entire southe...
  • Tibet Before The Chinese
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    For 48 years, China has occupied Tibet. In Tibet's history, there has been over 17 percent of the Tibetan people killed, and 6,000 monasteries ruined. For starters, Tibet was never part of China. During the first few years when China was in control of Tibet, the Chinese declared that Tibet should be part of China, because an Emperor of Tibet once married a Chinese princess. Years later, the Chinese said that Tibet was part of China because of the warrior Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan and the Mongol...
  • Long Live His Holiness The Dalai Lama
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    For over 2000 years Buddhists in Tibet have lived freely and independently, but in 1949-50 that all change when China invaded and took control. 1 All of their traditions and customs, government, environment and rights were taken away and destroyed by this tragic invasion. 2 The majority of Tibetans were either killed or exiled, but the ones exiled have been very strong throughout all of this and stayed true to their beliefs and themselves. After enduring the exile to India, Tibetan Buddhists sti...
  • Tibetan Freedom Festival
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    On June 13th The Tibetan Freedom Festival will take place in four cities around the globe simultaneously - Tokyo, Chicago, Amsterdam and Sydney. This momentous event is a musical festival with a serious edge, promoting awareness of the Tibetan cause, both the political status of this nominal region of China, and the nonviolent ethos that makes their fight for freedom so unique. Sebastian Edwards looks at the significance of the festival and the emergence of an international movement driving forw...

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