The new Chinese holiday "Serf Emancipation Day in
When I was in
Recently I had exchanges with a friend in
- Tibetans in
still worship the Dalai Lama in their hearts. This is the faith blended in their blood, and passed from generation to generation. It is something that can't be eliminated no matter what you do (so why even try?). Tibet
- Among the so-called "emancipated serfs," there is a small group of them who actually possess the "right to speak," and they are
's new noblemen. This interest group of Tibetans would never want to hand over their power, therefore they support the CCP. Though they are a small portion from the serf class, they are a quite powerful and dependable force for the CCP. Tibet
- As a whole, the Tibetan race includes both noblemen and serfs. You can't say only serfs are Tibetan people, and claim the noblemen are not. It is wrong to impose the "class struggle" ideology on another race, to arouse part of the race to oppose another part of it.
- An early mistake the CCP made in its
policy was not to stick to the "Peaceful Liberation Agreement" signed in 1951. Even though it was a treaty signed under duress, the Agreement did promise not to perform "democratic reform," that is, to keep the status quo of the noblemen, or the monks. However in 1959 the "democratic reform" started anyway, which resulted in the Dalai Lama's exile. This becomes the appendicitis that regularly acts up, and will continue to do so for a long time, painful to both sides. Tibet
- The Tibetan race is a very unique race. Now it is surrounded, permeated and assimilated by outside races, and especially because the Party leaders never knew how to respect others, the Tibetan race's uniqueness is gradually vanishing. The current unrest is largely the race's reaction to its own crisis.
In other words, the CIA used the Tibetans for
My friend also told me that a Han Chinese journalist, who worked in