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Dalai Lama, in Tokyo, says China policy caused monk immolations

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the Chinese people living in tibet were very happy and with great succes,so the tibetans will having the same once they 'realized' they were Chinese as well!

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There are many ethnic groups in China, which needs to come up with a way that they don't lose their identity or culture and have some responsibility and control about what happens in their lives.

Like we are British, but we are also Welsh, Scottish, Irish, others too..........

Same can be said about Americans........

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The people of China and Tibet need to embrace reconciliation. The fact that several Tibetan monks have self-immolated themselves in order to be heard is sad. The Chinese government might not receive international criticism because of the current global economic situation, but eventually the cries of the Tibetan people will be heard. If Japan and South Korea can work together to heal the wounds of the past, so can China and Tibet.

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@ justaguy

If you have not noticed China is a country and the native peoples living within it's borders are called Chinese.

Tibet is a country and the native peoples living within it's borders are called Tibetan.

Mongolia is a country and the native peoples living within it's borders are called Mongolian.

Now do you understand the insult of your comment.

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Sorry cruzian, uve obviously not been living on this earth. Cries arent heard. There are sooo many nations crying for freedom but the strong few (money wise and military) who believe otherwise get to rule the weak masses and ignore the cries of the whole world ie. Tibet/Palestine

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What like about America is it does not matter what your background is, you can freely bring you culture over here and be openly embraced.

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What like about America is it does not matter what your background is, you can freely bring you culture over here and be openly embraced.

I like that about America too. It's gotten better over the years even for the Aboriginal peoples here.

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Naruhodo1

You are right that too often stronger nations impose their will on weaker nations, but that is why we (who care) should do our part to bring about healing and reconciliation. Maybe I am living on Mars or Venus, but I do believe that reconciliation between the people of Tibet and China is one way forward.

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timing is everything, Lordmanji, great point you brought up.

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Utrack, I think that's what everyone's real fears are: a rising China. If you can characterize China, however, as an abuser of human rights, the pretext is made for war. Certainly they are an abuser of human rights such as freedom of expression and lack of due process, yet they've also made gains in lifting a huge section of their population out of poverty. It is a land of contradiction and to label it as black and white is a misrepresentation. I think some of the one-sided actions by the government such as the taking of land benefits some and hurts others. What China needs is democracy and an appeals process, so that the people have a voice and injustices have an avenue in which it is righted. China is a huge country and perhaps the communist leaders are afraid that they won't speak with one voice, but with increasing social unrest and economic disparity, there may not be a choice. Still, outside intervention in Chinese politics shouldn't be an option; it may hurt the average citizen more than it would help; change should happen at the grassroots level.

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Utrack, the Chinarization of Tibet is an assimilation of those who were not civilized to be civilized! Mongolians, manchrians, uyghurs and many minorities were unified under one motto that they will aprreciated! What dali lamma wants is to reverse the irreversable process! he can blame China around the world but nothing will happens!

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Building that railroad was the death trap of Tibetan Buddhism.

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