We all know Tibetans are not Chinese. They have their own written script, language and culture. What we all have to ask ourselves is: Does China’s want for land and resources warrant its land grab of Tibet enough to destroy a people and their language?
Sixty years ago only a handful of Chinese existed in the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. And now? Well just go there and see for yourself.
Perhaps the problem is that Tibetans believe in peace and nonviolence and the Chinese do not.
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