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catsudon

(864 posts)
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 04:52 PM Feb 2023

U.N. Experts Alarmed by China's Treatment of 1 Million Tibetan Children

Source: https://www.newsweek.com/un-special-rapporteur-chi

Agroup of U.N. experts said Monday they were alarmed by China's years-long policy of "forced assimilation," which has sent nearly 1 million Tibetan minority children to boarding schools for compulsory Han-Chinese education.

The Chinese government aims to acculturate the Tibetan people "culturally, religiously and linguistically" by placing children in a residential school system where they lack "substantive study" of their own language, history and culture, the three rights experts said.

Read more: Newsweek



the genocide of non-han cultures continues in China.

the apologist would downplay this and point to USA for doing the same thing to Native Americans 100 years ago.
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U.N. Experts Alarmed by China's Treatment of 1 Million Tibetan Children (Original Post) catsudon Feb 2023 OP
My Wyatt great-grandparents ran the local petition drive to CLOSE those "Indian Schools." raging moderate Feb 2023 #1
+1 Irish_Dem Feb 2023 #2
they were heros. Evolve Dammit Feb 2023 #5
Trying to stomp out a nation's identity, Bayard Feb 2023 #3
It's perpetual. Igel Feb 2023 #4
Thanks for the info Bayard Feb 2023 #8
Well, the apologists would be 100 yrs off in relevance. oldsoftie Feb 2023 #6
It's about time the UN noticed what China is doing in Tibet. Martin68 Feb 2023 #7
It's no wonder China is urging the West to "compromise" with Russia thucythucy Feb 2023 #9

raging moderate

(4,408 posts)
1. My Wyatt great-grandparents ran the local petition drive to CLOSE those "Indian Schools."
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 05:02 PM
Feb 2023

I have a little Native American Mommy&Baby doll somebody gave them to thank them.
My great-grandparents would want me to say that two wrongs do not make a right.

Bayard

(22,975 posts)
3. Trying to stomp out a nation's identity,
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 07:24 PM
Feb 2023

Is never right. The same problem I've always had with, "missionaries,"--your religion is wrong, ours is right. You must be assimilated.

Igel

(35,780 posts)
4. It's perpetual.
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 07:44 PM
Feb 2023

The Middle East was predominantly Xian and Greek speaking until the Islamic conquest. Conversion was optional for a while, then if you don't convert there were implicit penalties.

Same for Xianity.

The Tepa are gone. Probably assimilated by Apaches, or forced out of their lands and assimilated elsewhere. Or killed.

The French did it in the 1800s. All the regional variants of French were pretty much killed off, even in pais d'oc and Bretagne.

Bantu languages wiped out the previous languages as they spread from Cameroon or thereabouts.

As for the process--it's a natural process. It's what happens.

As for religion proselytizing--or any other kind of cultural shift--if it's voluntary, that's fine. People may experience social pressure, but it's peer-to-peer and not top-down. But if it's required then it's liberty denied, even if a democratic majority want it (because liberty matters, and democracy is the best means to ensuring it, but when it's a mob its detrimental to the goal). And it's liberty denied whether you're forcing a population to accept new cultural norms for jobs or trade or courts or schools.

oldsoftie

(13,136 posts)
6. Well, the apologists would be 100 yrs off in relevance.
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 09:39 PM
Feb 2023

We used to do a LOT of things that are no longer looked at as "normal". As most countries did. But MOST countries eventually realized things like this were wrong; moved ahead & became MORE civilized.
Others chose to stay in the 19th century. Or worse. Like China.

Martin68

(23,728 posts)
7. It's about time the UN noticed what China is doing in Tibet.
Thu Feb 9, 2023, 11:42 PM
Feb 2023

China has gotten away with murder by pretending that neighboring countries actually belong to them. Like, uh, Russia and Ukraine?

thucythucy

(8,348 posts)
9. It's no wonder China is urging the West to "compromise" with Russia
Fri Feb 10, 2023, 09:54 PM
Feb 2023

when it comes to their destruction of Ukraine.

Tibet is China's Ukraine.

Birds of a feather, and all that.

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