China: 55 years since China occupied Tibet

A new article on by Laurence Coates, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (cwi Sweden).

This follows the recent commemoration by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the ’Tibetan Autonomous Region’ (TAR) on 1st September 1965.

Despite a booming Tibetan economy, which has grown by over ten percent per year for the last decade, resentment against Chinese rule is widespread. This is the legacy of the Beijing regime’s heavy-handed bureaucratic and repressive measures, which in the consciousness of the Tibetan masses overshadows China’s role in abolishing serfdom and instituting far-reaching social reforms. As Robespierre warned, people do not like "missionaries with bayonets".

55 years since China occupied Tibet (opens in a new window).

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September 2005