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The History Of Sino-Tibetans Conflict:
The conflict dates back to the rule of Kublai Khan in the Thirteenth Century. During that time, the ruler unified China and Tibet into one centralized empire. This point, during which China and Tibet were unified, is the basis, for China's claim to Tibetan land. In 1720, Manchu troops asserted their control over tibet by coming and reorganizing the government into one which was friendly toward the Chinese government. In the nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Tibet attempted to break away from Chineses control. Serveral times, Tibet attempted to declare itself entirely independent only to be attacked again and taken over by the Chinese. Finally, in the early 20th centurey, Tibet was able to declare independence, expelling all Chinese residents from Tibet. However, this independecne was destroyed when, in the 1950's the Chinese government under the rule of Chairman Mao took over by violating the rights of Tibetans which is still going on, to a lesser extent today.
The Chinese Perspective:
The Chinese government believes its claim to Tibet to be valid for three main reasons. The government believes its rights to Tibetan territory to be left over from the Thirteenth Century, when China and Tibet were both incorporated into Kublai Khan's empire. The Chinese goverment claims that union formed at that time was never legally broken; therefore, Tibet, the smaller of two countries, has a legal obligation to become absorbed into China. Second, the Chinese government has traditionally been an imperialistic one. In the 1950's when violent conflict between China and Tibet began, the Chinese government justified its actions by saying that it was "helping" the Tibetans. The government believed , and still believes today, that the Tibetans need Chinese help to maintain a successful society and to prevent Bucddhism, a religion to which the Chinese government is violently opposed, from influencing the Tibetan culture. Finally, China is heavily overpopulated and has many social problems because of it. The society could greatly benefit from more land, and the goverment saw taking over Tibet as a possible way of gaining land and making life more comfortable for the Chinese people.
The Tibetan Perspective:
The Tibetans are opposed to Chinese rule for a number of reasons. First, the Tibetans resent the violation rights imposed on them for the past 40 years by the Chinese government. They also resent the destruction of Tibetan culture, elimination of religious freedom and destruction of religious symbols and houses of worship and Chinese immigrants into Tibet which is destroying the atmosphere of a pure Tibetan society. Tibetans also feel that they are given the right by international law to maintain their own government, and that by the Chinse imposing their rule upon Tibet, China is in direct violation of international law.
That Is Being Done To Help Tibet:
The Tibetans have supporters in other countries, that establish hunger strikes and are trying to get the assistance of the United Nations. The UN has relased a declaration on what they are planning on doing to aid Tibet, and the US has done this too. Tibet has many American supporters, and in a great number of oranizations that write letters to imprisoned political figures, hold concerts to raise awareness, and other things.
Information On Tibet
Independence for Tibet: The Only Solution
The Results of the Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Tibet's National Flag
A Glance At Tibet
A Word From Lolita
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