Tibet Was, Is, And Always Will Be A Part of China?

Chinese netizens have been attacking Western media coverage of the Tibet riots. Having received propaganda education for years, many believe that sloppiness or ignorance by the western media is in fact a conscious campaign to distort the facts, and that CCTV reports on the violence in Lhasa represent the whole truth. Here is an example on Youtube:

Eastwestsouthnorth also has a post on this topic: China puts out its Tibet version .

Recently, my friends in China have debated with me about the Tibet riots and most of them are eager to express their belief that Tibet belongs to China. Chinese overseas students also posted a slideshow to support their belief that Tibet was, is and always will be a part of China to counter demands for Tibetan independence.

Xinhua has also published a backgrounder on the official view of Tibet’s history. See also a Washington Post report, “Protests May Only Harden Chinese Line.

For a different perspective on Tibet from a Han Chinese who has spent a lot of time there, read Tibet: Her Pain, My Shame, by filmmaker Tang Danhong.

March 26, 2008, 10:26 AM
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