Sunday, March 16, 2008

China's Crackdown In Tibet A Violation Of Human Rights

I strongly condemn the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in Tibet.

The Tibetan people want to be accorded equal rights with the Han Chinese majority (my family) but Beijing does not want it.

Beijing wants a highly centralised PRC dominated by the Han and has over the last 40 years transmigrated Han from the capital into Tibet.

This has affected the livelihood of the Tibetan people who have become powerless in their homeland.

While Tibet is autonomous, the opposite is true because it is dominated by Han transmigrants.

The international community must pressure China to get out of Tibet just as it is pressuring the United States to get out of Iraq.