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Old 2008-08-28, 23:39   Link #1063
Lathdrinor
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I think it's pretty much a given that Han Chinese migration into Tibet is incentivized. The government has every reason to promote such a policy after the preferential treatment of Tibetans failed to produce the effects desired (ie stop Tibetans from protesting). They've already done it in places like Xinjiang, besides.

The history of the Chinese central government's relationship with Tibet is a series of ups and downs. Officials have tried both carrot and stick, but the fact that the Dalai Lama, a figure central to Tibet's Buddhist culture, was cast out means that Tibetans are never going to go long with the party line. It's like asking Muslims to live peacefully under a state that vilifies Muhammed, or asking the Japanese to denounce their emperor (the US planned to do this, but backed off when it realized the repercussions). The PRC has a lot to learn when it comes to dealing with religion.
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