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

Jo ugg-5 at spro.net
Sat Feb 9 10:06:20 MST 2013

Christopher Fynn
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2013 9:36 AM

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.
Ha! Yes, isn't it! Yet the media faithfully reproduce Chinese boilerplate (a
la "fair and balanced") without ever citing the example of Bhutan.


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