Tibetan Language Seen Hurt by China’s Neglect

From Reuters :

The Chinese government is neglecting and actively undermining the as part of continuing efforts to dilute the region’s unique culture, a human rights group said on Thursday.

Schools are forcing Tibetan children to learn China’s national language, , at a younger and younger age and are failing to support use of Tibetan in official fields, the Free Tibet Campaign said in a new report.

“China’s insistence on Chinese language in Tibetan schools has failed a generation of Tibetans who now lag behind the rest of China in terms of basic literacy,” the group’s Matt Whitticase said in an emailed statement.

February 20, 2008, 4:07 PM
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