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New Aristocracy in Tibet: CCP loyalists

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After last year's massive demonstrations inside Tibet, the Chinese government, yet again brutally used barrel guns and tanks to crush the non-violent demonstrators who were raising their grievances to the Chinese Government to grant more human rights and freedom for the Tibetans to preserve their cultures and identity in Tibet. Undeniably, like Tananmien Square massacre, Chinese leaders washed their hands with the blood of innocent people which the whole world witnessed. Though internatonal pressure mounted, China still violates the universal norms in protecting human rights by killing more than 200 Tibetans with thousands imprisoned and still missing. For the chinese governement, western media are considered baised and incorrect without correcting their own propagandist ventures. For them, international communities who raised Tibet issues are criticised not to interfere in their domestic matters. But when China interferes in other state politics like Sudan, Iran and Bruma, China didn't even consider breaking their self-created interferance on other states.

With the recent development in and outside Tibet and due to the superficial nationalism built up by the CCP, many Chinese people became vocal in support of Communist regime even though they know little about Tibet. For the Chinese government, ignorance is bliss. So long as the Chinese people do not know the truth about Tibet, CCP will enjoy the virtue of her people's ignorance. Make no mistake, the Chinese are not dumb. Many of the Chinese both inside and out of China wrote against the regime for not handling the situation peacefully.

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Interestingly, I caught hold of an investigation report done recently on the March 14 incident in Tibet by some Chinese think tank established by Beijing University law professors and several other economics professors. They visited Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and Labrang in Qinghai privince which was previously under Tibet.

The findings were remarkably unbelievable as it mentioned that new Tibetan aristocracy has taken over power and it is worse than the old aristocracy. As the new aristocracy, loyalist to Beijing get all their funding directly from Beijing (Central Government), and they do not care about the well being of Tibetans. These new aristocracy came into power during the Cultural revolution and are still very much in power. They also deliberated that the younger generation of Tibetan who grew up in the so called "liberated" Tibet has stronger Tibetan national identity than the elder generation.

This year in commemorating 50 years of Chinese occupation in Tibet, the Chinese government flaunt the moment as "the Serf Emancipation Day" to justify their "liberation" from feudalism and old Aristocrats. If the old Tibet was bad, then why the Beijing hand picked new aristocrats are worst than the old Aristocrats of pre 1959 Tibet.

The Tibetans did not deny that old Tibet needs reform. The present Dalai Lama tried to carry forward the reforms undertaken earlier by the great 13th Dalai Lama prior to the Chinese occupation. But the Chinese liberation and liberalization on Tibet did not help Tibetans more than Beijing itself. It is a selfish means to reach an end. In contrast to "the Serf Emancipation day", I would rather call it "Tibet Enslavement Day". Tibet today under the grip of Beijing loyalist, new Aristocrats is like a "Hell on Earth".

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A Tibetan born and raised in India. Graduated in International Relations. Currently working as the Media Coordinator of Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi.

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