The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is infamous for its repressive tactics against the people it rules, especially concerning suppressing the minority population.
What is glaring is that Tibetans, specifically, seem to be at the receiving end of the CCP stick and have been allowed fewer civil and political rights compared to the Han Chinese, the majority ruling class in Communist China.
Every day, Tibetans are subjected to stifling control and the use of violence by the Xi Jinping government, from the widespread Chinese mainland police monitoring of Lhasa’s crowded streets to the vilest torture that occurs in Tibet’s secret prison facilities.
The Tibetan government in exile at Dharamshala in India recently highlighted that the entire Tibetan way of life is under attack. Mere expressions of dissent, protest, celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birth anniversary on social media, or keeping the Tibetan flag as phone wallpaper are perceived as criminal offenses in Communist China.
As a result, Tibetans, fearing torture and facing legal implications, adopted self-censorship to avoid imprisonment. Since the CCP annexed the Tibetan plateau in 1951, the majoritarian Han community and the CCP have systematically marginalized and oppressed the Tibetans, especially the dissident voices.
The CCP, through various policies, measures, and brute force, has been successfully destroying centuries-old Tibetan civilization and traditions. They have diluted the Tibetan culture and tried “assimilation” of the ethnic group into the broader Han community, called Sinicization.
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