[Buddha-l] China "detains" 70 in Tibetan region

Christopher Fynn chris.fynn at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 09:36:21 MST 2013

On 07/02/2013 22:00, Dan Lusthaus wrote:
> China has defended its iron-fisted rule in Tibet, saying the remote 
> region suffered from dire poverty, brutal exploitation and economic 
> stagnation until 1950, when Communist troops "peacefully liberated" it.

Amazing how neighboring Bhutan - which was just as "backward", and had a 
very similar regime and culture to Tibet ("serfs" and all), has managed 
to progress without being "peacefully liberated" and "modernized" by China.

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