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The Chinese Communist Party has decided to 'normalize' its violation of human rights in Tibet

China's suppression of Tibet: past, present and future

A rite takes place in a Tibetan Buddhist temple in Nepal. About 3,000 Tibetans flee Tibet through Nepal annually. Approximately 20,000 Tibetans reside in settlements scattered throughout Nepal. (Photo supplied)

Sang Jieja, Spain

March 20, 2017

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Fifty-eight years ago, a large Tibetan protest broke out in Lhasa March 10 to fight against the Chinese communist government. It eventually led to Tibet's political and spiritual leader Dalai Lama, some government officials and tens of thousands of Tibetans fleeing to neighboring India, Nepal, Bhutan and other countries.

On March 10 this year, exiled Tibetans around the world held various activities to mark the anniversary and called on the Chinese government to improve its policy on Tibet and to resolve the Tibet issue.

Under Chinese reign, basic human rights of the Tibetans have been trampled on. The serious destruction of Tibet's natural environment has further threatened their survival. From the perspective of China's policy on Tibet, or perhaps we may say, under the rule of President Xi Jinping, there is no hope for improvement in the short term. The future of Tibet is deeply concerning.

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