Reasons why Tibet should be free.

Tibet, a region spanning well over 1,000,000km², has often been a source of ire for the Chinese Government when it comes to internal dissidence. It asserts Tibet was only granted suzerainty at best in the past and that it has always been a part of China. Supporters of Tibetan Independence would contend that Tibet was officially made free after the collapse of the Qing dynasty, for over 35 years.

In 1950, China set out to ‘liberate’ Tibet. I’ll tell you why they instead tried to purge it of Tibetans.

The systematic destruction of Tibetan culture is all too easy to see today. Human rights abuses are rife in Tibet and in regions were temples were once abundant, all that remains is barren land. The Chinese government has tortured those who do not conform to its regime, with there being over 100 self-immolations in the last few years alone. Over six thousand temples have been destroyed in Tibet’s recent history alone. On top of this figure, hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have died through starvation and labour camps, with 87,000 dying in the 1959 push for freedom.

There is also great financial incentive for the Chinese to continue occupying Tibet. Nearly half of the world’s population depends on the freshwater flow that originates from Tibet. Natural resources are rife in Tibet, and this is all at China’s disposal, so why would they relinquish it? Uranium, copper, and gold are among the many resources that Tibet wields. Tibet is an invaluable asset to China because with it, it can industrialise faster at the expense of the people who live in Tibet.

This blatant disregard for the Tibetan people leads me to believe China is not fit to rule it.

The admirably docile and non-violent nature of the Tibetan people makes the likelihood of an independent state hard, but there’s always hope (well, at least Richard Gere thinks so).

13 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s so sad to see a culture and rich heritage decimated. When they are gone, they are gone forever.

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    1. Adi says:

      I know! It’s important we do what we can while we have the time.

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  2. marzia says:

    They called barbarian Huns and Goths, but this is barbarism and no excuses: we are now in the third millennium and too many steps forward have been made by the technology. Now is the humanism have to grow in the world !!

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  3. डी जी राजा says:

    भारत के ‘अतिथि’, तिब्बती मूल के लोगों की “घर वापसी”, हर भारतीय की नैतिक जिम्मेवारी है |

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  4. Vamos ajudar?
    Tibete das mãos dos CHINESES?
    Há várias décadas que Tibete está sobre regime CHINESES.
    Estão destruindo todos acervos históricos da humanidade.
    Pôr favor.
    Assine, assinem…

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  5. ILTJ says:

    As much as I appreciate and admire you for having such opinions at such a young age, I can’t help but feel that your post is overtly idealistic. There is nothing the world can do to make China grant Tibet independence without bringing about major consequences.

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    1. Adi says:

      I don’t blame you for saying that. Pragmatically speaking the near future is bleak for Tibetan separatists. Recently however, China’s economy has finally begun to slow and some even foresee a crash, so who knows what the future holds.

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      1. PoliticsGuru says:

        There will be no crash in Chinas economy nor freedom for Tibet in the next century. Im the last person to condone the Chinese annexation of arguably the planets most spiritually significant region. What does the future hold for Tibet? China will determine its future, no nation is likely to oppose China over Tibet so the status quo will continue. China will continue to eradicate Tibetan culture, unstopped and spectated by the planet.

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      2. Adi says:

        We’ll see

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  6. noelleg44 says:

    I’m just catching up with people who signed up to follow my blog and I couldn’t be more impressed with yours and this post. What a spectacular photo and I am in complete agreement with this post. Tibet has been in China’s cross hairs for so long. One can only hope that economic problems and the occasional tiffs with North Korea will slow their interest. I’m not optimistic but there is always hope.
    Thanks for following me.

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    1. Adi says:

      Thank you very much! I look forward to continue reading your work!

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  7. aaqib says:

    Very nice blog Aditya 🙂 I’m currently writing about how Islamaphobia is corrupted and full of ignorant people. Hehe it’s nice to see that your blog’s a big hit!

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    1. aaqib says:

      New account btw, the above account had a fake email and a bunch of wacky stuff was going on hehe.

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