Chinese Think Tank Investigation Report of 3.14 Incident in Tibet

From foolsmountain blog: Chinese think-tank (公盟法律研究中心/Beijing Gongmeng Consulting Co., Ltd. ) established by Beijing University law professors, and joined by several Beijing economics professors. Following the unrest and demonstrations in Tibet which started Mach 10th, 2009, they decided to see for themselves what was really happening in Tibet by visiting Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and Labrang, outside Tibet Autonomous Region. Their findings are astonishing. They find that a new Tibetan aristocracy has taken over power. This aristocracy is even worse than the old Tibetan aristocracy. In the old system the aristocracy was reliant on some sort of accord and agreement with the people, since they were dependent on the people to pay taxes. The new aristocracy get all their funding directly for Beijing (Central government) due to “stability” reasons, and thus they do not have any incentive to care about the well-being of Tibetans. They show how the new aristocracy cover up their own shortcomings in governance and lack of qualifications by pointing fingers at foreign forces and the Dalai Lama. This new aristocracy came to power in the cultural revolution. In other parts of China, this type of unqualified leadership was purged in the 80s, but in Tibet (due to their absolute loyality to Beijing), they were kept in power, up untill today. They point to specific educational policy problems and find that the younger generation of Tibetans who grew up in a “liberated” Tibet has stronger Tibetan national identity than the elder generation. The report can be found here (in Chinese). 3.14 events Tibetan social and economic causes of the investigation report Legal Research Center, Public League 【Contents】 Preface. 1 First, the rapid modernization process in the Tibetan economy and social change. 3
1, Central led the rapid modernization process. 4
2, a specific path to speed ...
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3 Responses to Chinese Think Tank Investigation Report of 3.14 Incident in Tibet

  1. Wangchuk says:

    I would love to read this report in English. I hope it gets translated soon. I have heard reports from Tibetans inside Tibet that local officals, both Tibetan & Chinese cadres, act imperiously towards local Tibetans, are corrupt, and abuse their authority. Also local cadres exaggerate or just plain lie to Beijing about the Dalai Lama and the reason for Tibetan discontent. This report, by prestigious Chinese acadamics, should be wildely circulated in China & Tibet & printed in Chinese & Tibetan language newspapers & media. Hopefully this will convince ordinary Chinese, as well as the PRC Govt, that the Dalai Lama was not responsible for last year’s protests & incidencts but that abuses by local authorities are driving Tibetans towards protest & demonstrations.

  2. […] A group of prominent Chinese lawyers and legal scholars have released a research report arguing that the Tibetan riots and protests of March 2008 were rooted in legitimate grievances […]

  3. Liang says:

    Now if only Beijing allows these group to do independent research and publish their research.