Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation Genocide?

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    Seven years in Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation policy


    More than two million people have been displaced in Tibet over the past seven years as China operates a policy of forced “mass rehousing and relocation” against the indigenous population, according to a human rights report.
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    A Tibetan monk walks in Barma township where a young mother burned herself to death earlier this month

    The New York-based group Human Rights Watch on Thursday called on Beijing to end the practice, which it said upended lives by forcibly relocating ethnic Tibetans and leaving them with insufficient compensation, sub-par housing and lack of help in finding employment.
    Human Rights Watch China Director Sophie Richardson said the Tibetan population was being reorganised on a scale “unprecedented in the post-Mao era” as Chinese authorities attempted to further clamp down on the region’s separatist movement and tighten control over rural communities.

    “Tibetans have no say in the design of policies that are radically altering their way of life, and - in an already highly repressive context - no ways to challenge them,” Ms Richardson said.

    The report said that more than two million Tibetans had been relocated since 2006, as well as hundreds of thusands of nomadic herders on the eastern reaches of the Tibetan plateau such as Qinghai province.

    China immediately rejected the findings, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying saying she hoped the human rights group could “remove their coloured glasses” regarding Beijing’s development policy. She suggested that external critics did not have “a correct understanding of China’s ethnic and religious policies and respect for the Chinese people’s chosen path of development”.

    Tibet has been ruled from Beijing since 1950, when China says it “peacefully liberated” the isolated plateau region. Chinese rule has been a source of conflict ever since, as Tibetans complain Beijing is eroding their culture and religion and agitate for the return of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile following a failed uprising in 1959.

    At least 117 Tibetans have committed acts of self-immolation since 2009 in protest at Chinese policies. More than 90 have died.
    China however denies that its rule over the Tibet Autonomous Region is repressive in nature and says that it has brought prosperity to a long-impoverished area. It says that its relocation policy is aimed at economic improvements.

    Beijing regards the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist and is highly sensitive to any perceived international endorsement of the Buddhist leader. A May 2012 meeting between British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Dalai Lama resulted in a 14-month diplomatic “deep freeze” until normal contacts were restored earlier this week.

    The Dalai Lama denies he is seeking an independent Tibet and says he simply wants greater autonomy for his homeland.

    Seven years in Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation policy - Telegraph
     
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    Re: 7 years in Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation pol

    This process is irreversible. Mighty inherits the earth. Brouhaha & official claims from weaklings like GoI, who cannot protect their own territory, are mere tokenism & lip-service.
     
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    Re: 7 years in Tibet: 2 million 'displaced' by Chinese relocation pol

    What is happening in Tibet is called 'Sinicisation'..

    Sinicisation is a process in simple terms means to make Chinese in character or bring under Chinese influence.

    In broader terms, it is is a process whereby non-Han Chinese societies come under the influence of dominant Han Chinese state and society. And forcibly imosing to influence alphabet, diet, economics, industry, language, law, lifestyle, politics, religion, sartorial choices, technology, culture, and cultural values. It is a devious and sinister policy that aims at acculturation, assimilation, or, to be precise, organised cultural imperialism of neighbouring cultures

    To imagine the huge land mass of China encompassing 9,569,901 sq kms has a single ethnic group Han consisting of 91.59% of the overall Chinese population!

    No other country can claim to have such a huge single ethnic group over such a huge land mass.

    Therefore, it is fudged, or as the Chinese can only do, that is, assimilate all other ethnic groups and force them to change to embrace every aspect of the Han and lose their identity.

    On Sinicisation, this will be of interest

    Even within the Han society, there is a difference between the Northern Han and the Southern Han (those who were actually assimilated).

    There is also difference in the Mandarin spoken in the North and SW China.

    But Chinese are wise and always sly eager beavers to project that the Han is One race. They have now introduced 'Simplified Mandarin'. so that soon all will forget their differences!

    One could go on to show how the Han assimilates all and then sit back and spin yarns that it is a historical fact!

    What Han China is doing to Tibet is nothing new. It is the process of Sinicisation that they have started.

    By forcibly relocating ethnic Tibetans and leaving them with insufficient compensation, sub-par housing and lack of help in finding employment, they are making life miserable for the Tibetan people and making it worse when the Tibetan see the Han settled in Tibet lapping up the fat of the land of Tibet, which is of the Tibetans, and the Tibetans are made to rot. Psychological coercion to accept the Han way of life and finally accept it as their own so that they can benefit from the same, by shedding the Tibetan language, religion, culture and so on, as other 'barbarians' have done so in history.

    This is most telling
    In short, forcing Tibetan to accept what the Han decrees and that will be obviously to promote the Han cultural imperialism that has been done so successfully throughout Chinese history.

    To imagine that more than two million Tibetans had been relocated since 2006, as well as hundreds of thousands of nomadic herders on the eastern reaches of the Tibetan plateau such as Qinghai province!

    Non wonder the Tibetans of China's Qinghai and other (non Tibet) provinces are restive and in turmoil and the hapless Chinese blame the Dalai Lama for troubles in Tibet, when where the trouble is actually provinces of Mainland China!

    Devious tykes these Chinese.

    What a laugh that the Chinese Communist spokesperson feel “a correct understanding of China’s ethnic and religious policies and respect for the Chinese people’s chosen path of development”. is what people are missing out!

    Bilge water at best!

    The Chinese had illegally annexed Tibet and ruled since 1950, but it is a falsehood when China says it “peacefully liberated” the isolated plateau region.

    In fact, its the Chinese rule that has been a source of conflict ever since, and Tibetans rightfully complain that Beijing is eroding their culture and religion. They are justified to agitate for the return of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile following a failed uprising in 1959.

    But will that happen or will the process of Sinicisation win?
     
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    The Chinese can be quite ruthless and heartless.

    They are only concerned about themselves and how to exercise the age old Chinese imperialist quest for Lebensraum!
     
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    The primary aim of this policy isn't for Sinicisation or relocation; it's local officials trying to look good. When you knock down an old house and put up a new one, you boost local GDP figures. Most of these new houses are built within 100m of the old house; 95% of them are built within the same township (because any local official who goes to the trouble of moving someone off their own real estate is going make damn well sure the GDP boost lands in his district).

    HRW is misreading the situation here.

    Not to say, though, that the knock-on effects (limited compensation, loss of land, uprooted livelihoods) do not exist; merely, that this is not some sort of targeted policy at turning ethnic Tibetan Chinese into Han Chinese.
     

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