New Hardline Governor for Tibet

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    Little Change Expected Under New Tibet Governor

    With discontent in Tibet reaching a high point in 2012 as self-immolations surged, some people, including the Dalai Lama, held hope that the new administration of Xi Jinping would impose kinder, gentler policies in the region. But a newly installed governor of the Tibet Autonomous Region appears prepared to continue the same policies as his predecessor. From Reuters:

    China Daily reported that Losang Gyaltsen will focus on the economic reform and development of Tibet , while also maintaining the CCP’s hard line against the Dalai Lama and his supporters:

    Ethnic Tibetans, including many of those who self-immolate, have protested Beijing’s harsh stance against the Dalai Lama as well as economic development and cultural policies which, in their view, harm their communities. With self-immolations continuing this year, albeit at a slower pace than late 2012, the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile has asked Tibetans to refrain from celebrating the New Year next month. From Bloomberg:

    Little Change Expected Under New Tibet Governor - China Digital Times (CDT)
     
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    China appoints new governor for Tibet
    Phayul[Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:19]

    DHARAMSHALA, January 30: Beijing has appointed yet another hardliner Tibetan as the new governor of central Tibet, a move many believe augurs with China’s plans of maintaining its iron fisted rule over the region.

    55-year-old Losang Gyaltsen’s name was announced on Tuesday at the end of the 10th annual meeting of the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region’s rubber stamp regional assembly.

    He replaces Pema Choling, who has now been selected as the chairman of the standing committee of the regional legislature. Fourteen others were elected vice chairpersons of the regional government, official state agency Xinhua said in a report.

    According to his official biography, Gyaltsen is a former mayor of Tibetan capital Lhasa and once taught Marxist theory.

    He reports to Tibet's top Han official, Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo, a position never held by a Tibetan.

    In his first speech as the new governor, Gyaltsen toed the party hard line, saying that under him the regional administration will "resolutely struggle" against exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

    According to Xinhua, he “urged maintaining vigilance in times of peace as well as taking a firm political stand and acting consistently to resolutely battling against the 14th Dalai Lama clique and unswervingly safeguarding the unification of the motherland and national unity.”

    "All development and progress of Tibet since its peaceful liberation is the results of sticking to the leadership of the Communist Party of China , the socialist system, the regional ethnic autonomy system and the path of development with Chinese characteristics and Tibetan features," the report cited Gyaltsen as saying.

    He also spoke about “reform and opening up” of Tibet, a claim which has been denied by Beijing based prominent Tibetan writer, Woeser.

    Speaking to Reuters, she called Gyaltsen a “hardline” like all other officials. “There will be no real change in Tibet," she said.

    With Tibet reeling under a wave of self-immolations, which has witnessed at least 99 known Tibetans setting themselves on fire protesting Chinese rule, Tibetans have been placed under growing restrictions and increasingly marginalising and discriminatory policies.

    According to his official biography, Gyaltsen was born in Chagyab, Tibet, in July 1957 and studied at the Tibet University for Nationalities for five years and worked at the university for another 10 years.

    Between May 1996 and January 2003, he was mayor of Lhasa and deputy secretary of the CPC Lhasa municipal committee.

    From January 2003 to January 2013, he served different posts, including vice chairman of the regional administration and deputy secretary of the CPC regional committee.

    China appoints new governor for Tibet - www.phayul.com

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    Speaking to Tibet’s legislature on Tuesday, the new governor, Lobsang Gyaltsen, said the government would “resolutely struggle” against exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who China accuses of promoting violent separatism, charges he denies.

    “We will unswervingly protect the unity of the motherland and ethnic harmony … and maintain harmony and stability in Tibet,” the China News Service quoted him as saying.

    “Harmony and stability are the basic guarantee of Tibet’s development and prosperity,” he added.

    China has tightened already strict controls in Tibet since an upsurge in self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Chinese rule over the past two years, though most of the burnings have happened in heavily Tibetan areas outside of what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region.

    Almost 100 Tibetans have set themselves alight since the protests began in 2009, most of whom have died.

    Despite expectations for improvement, the crackdown inside Tibet could become even worse once Chinese Communist Party boss Xi Jinping becomes president in March as he seeks to cement his rule, said an overseas Tibetan rights advocate.

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if at the beginning of his tenure things might get worse before they get better, because he will want to stamp his authority early on,” said Kate Saunders of the International Campaign for Tibet.

    Xi’s late father, Xi Zhongxun, a liberal-minded former vice premier, had a close bond with the Dalai Lama before the monk fled into exile in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

    China appoints new Tibet governor, hardline policies to remain .:. Tibet Sun
     
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    New governor of Tibet elected

    Xinhua, January 15, 2010

    Padma Choling, a native Tibetan and former armyman, was elected governor of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Friday at the regional parliamentary session.

    He has replaced Qiangba Puncog to be chairman of the regional government. The ongoing session of the regional People's Congress endorsed Qiangba Puncog's resignation earlier on Friday.

    Padma Choling, born in 1951, is a native of Dengqen in Qamdo Prefecture. He served 17 years in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) between 1969 and 1986, before he became an official in Tibet's regional government.

    He was elected vice-chairman of the regional government in 2003.

    Earlier this month, he replaced Legqog to be deputy secretary of Tibet's regional committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    New governor of Tibet elected - China.org.cn
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    From the CPC mouthpiece.om the last Governor on his being electyed
     
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    u can call every Chinese a hardliner on Tibet.

    For whom the bell tolls?

    Chairman Mao‘s speech regarding Dalai Lama (November 15, 1956) -

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    Right: Dalai Lama
     
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    Mao calls Dalai Lama an abuser ... that's classic commie stuff.
     
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    You refused my invitation to fight inside Tibet !!
     
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    After you sir. You go first and send me a postcard with particulars. :)
     
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    hehe, that's smart.
     
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    i heard that tibet people are the most patriotic chinese

    and makes up a huge chunk of chinese armed forces
     
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    &W.G.Ewald, you can buy a "friends of tibet" plate and show your support.
     
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    Like the Sindhies, Baloch and Pathans are the most patriotic Pakistanies

    Pakistanies are more patriotic Chinese than the Tibatans...
     
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    But I thought it will be together... after all my entry is dependent on friends support. If I go alone Hans will not allow the postcard reach you...
     
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    I don't do bumper stickers.

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    Who else do you call a child king?
     
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    One more pogrom and the Tibetans will be set right is what the Han want!
     
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    Mao was the world's ravaging fornicator so said his doctor in his memoirs.

    Must have been a pedophile too!

    Chinese medicine can create monsters!
     
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