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Your opinion about Tibet?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Frank2386, May 12, 2008.

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What do you think Tibet belongs to

  1. It is its own country.

    77 vote(s)
    49.7%
  2. It is Chinese.

    53 vote(s)
    34.2%
  3. I don't care! Not like it makes much of a difference.

    18 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. What are you talking about?

    7 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. alex994

    alex994 Hail Divine Emperor!

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    Surprisingly, I agree with you. However, I'll like to make a point on that "Tibetan independence" and "Free Tibet" when used by our beloved Western radicals and Tibetans born overseas (out of touch with local conditions despite being Tibetan) are pushing for an independent Tibet, aka a complete separation.

    And the genocide of Tibetans by massive mobs of Han Chinese moving into Tibet :( There are a lot of ah... extremely nationalistic people over there.
     
  2. Ace of Gold

    Ace of Gold MAKE WAY FOR THE BAD GUY

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    Free tibet, Free tibet, Free tibet, Free tibet, Free tibet,

    Tibet
     
  3. aelf

    aelf Ashen One

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    Quite the necropost.

    And I don't see why full autonomy isn't possible. Perhaps the fact that so many Hans are settled there now is, but I think that is not right. This sort of deliberate settlement of your ethnic group has always spelled trouble historically. Look at Alsace-Lorraine, for one example. No solution in sight, I suppose. I do think, however, that the Chinese have to wake up and realise one day that they have not done right in Tibet and Xinjiang, even if they claim to bring economic development to these regions (I don't think economic development is worth any price).
     
  4. T.c.w7468

    T.c.w7468 ...

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    They don't hate Han Chinese. Most of the Tibetans respect other people. They just hate the government putting Han Chinese over at Tibet. The problem is the Chinese gov't is affecting all of China, not just Tibet, and instead of Tibet going free, China has to change their government (like that's ever going to happen but...).
     
  5. Dann

    Dann Green bug

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    Some of them do. And most of the resentment and hatred isn't directed at the cadres and 'volunteers' which are sent there by the government, but at the ordinary civilians who go there on their own, attracted by economic potential. These mobile immigrants (usually coming from neighboring Szechuan and Yunnan), being by nature more economically savvy and possessing more enterpreneural spirit than the native Tibetans (a trademark of Han Chinese everywhere), soon can be seen reaping the results of their labors, while the natives have gained only very little to show, if there's any at all. Recipe for resentment and discontent right there. Add to that traditional Tibetan religious mumbo-jumbo and dislike for materialism and any conflict now doesn't come as a surprise anymore. Haven't anyone noticed how during the riots it was the trappings of modern society - motorcycle, cellphone and fashion shops that were targeted?

    So a breakaway of Tibet not resulting in ethnic violence across both sides of the new border? Dream on...
     
  6. Saim

    Saim King

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    Tibet should be indepedent (as with many ethno-linguistic areas), but its currently Chinese (this poll really doesn't make any sense). China, Tibet and East Turkestan (why does everyone call East Turkestan Xinjian but not call Tibet Xizing?) could become more of a confederation...
     
  7. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    I could'nt agree more!
     
  8. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    I never understood how people necro threads.
     
  9. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Deity

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    Sometimes it's reasonable. In this case, I don't think so.
     
  10. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    I'm not asking "why". I can understand why you would want to necro a thread. I just don't understand "how", particularly when it's a random comment like in this thread.
    Do people do a search, go to the last page of the results, pick a random thread there and post in it? That's an incredibly weird way to use an internet forum.
     
  11. negZero

    negZero Emperor

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