TIBET AWARENESS – YOKE OF OCCUPATION
Tibet is not part of Red China. However it will be correct to claim that Tibet is under the Yoke, under control, is subdued, and has become subservient to Red China. This ‘Yoking’ speaks of Tibet’s subjection, bondage, servitude, enslavement imposed by the burden of military occupation. The Yoke clamped over necks of Tibetans causes hardship, pain, suffering, and sorrow. Tibetans resist this restriction on their natural freedom.
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AP PHOTOS: Glimpse of life in Tibet after China celebrates anniversary of autonomous region
In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 photo, a Tibetan family walks across Jokhang Square in the center of Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. Chinese officials have taken foreign journalists on a visit to the region, normally off-limits to them, weeks after Communist Party officials commemorated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region. (AP Photo/Aritz Parra)
Associated Press Sept. 19, 2015 | 3:40 a.m.
Photos by ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press
LHASA, China (AP) — Tibet is usually off-limits to the foreign media, but Chinese officials this week took foreign journalists on a visit to the region, almost two weeks after Beijing celebrated half-century control over the Himalayan territory.
China sent troops to occupy Tibet following the 1949 communist revolution. The government says the region has been part of Chinese territory for centuries, while many Tibetans say it has a long history of independence under a series of Buddhist leaders.
The region’s traditional Buddhist ruler, the Dalai Lama, fled in 1959 amid an abortive uprising against Chinese rule, and continues to advocate for a meaningful level of autonomy under Chinese rule.
China established the Tibetan autonomous region in 1965, one of five ethnic regions in the country today. While Tibet is nominally in charge of its own affairs, its top officials are appointed by Beijing and expected to rule with an iron fist. The region incorporates only about half of Tibet’s traditional territory and has been smothered in multiple layers of security ever since deadly anti-government riots in 2008.
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