There is no doubt that a country has to industrialise to be relevant in today's global economy. However, in the rush to improve the GDP, mindless pursuit of the modern over the traditional is causing issues that can be avoided, like the unrest and protest of the Mongols against the Han policies, to include not being permitted to speak in their language at the place of work. Or making upward mobility solely dependent on knowing Mandarin. These restriction naturally peeves the locals as it is doing in Xinjinag, Tibet and Inner Mongolia. This is obviously an unvarnished form of cultural and linguistic genocide. It is important that the traditional ways of life itself be modernised without destroying it and causing social issues, leading to political unrest and even rebellion! A good example of how the traditional can merge with the modern and yet bring greater economy to the Nation and to the people is the Amul Milk Cooperative of India that Dr Kurien did and which is still going strong!