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Originally posted by zglobal at 3-8-2007 14:06
I would be very interested in your opinion as it seems like a very balanced article.


I will try to get around to it at some point - not sure when, though.

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Changabula, it would be interesting to have your opinion on the whole of the Parenti article, rather than just the bit on old Tibet- the guy seems to be a pretty hardcore anti-capitalist, and he finishes on a note that is not exactly complimentary to modern China:

"If China is the great success story of speedy free market development, and is to be the model and inspiration for Tibet’s future, then old feudal Tibet indeed may start looking a lot better than it actually was."

In fact, looking again, his summary of post-Deng Xiaoping China is little short of a denunciation on Marxist lines.  And, against that Wikipedia article on him, his position on Tibet's independence is definitely ambiguous, but it looks like he could actually be in favour of Tibetan independence:

"We can advocate religious freedom and independence for a new Tibet without having to embrace the mythology about old Tibet."

Anyway, his article hardly supports the message of those photos of happy smiling Tibetans.  Any thoughts, Changabula?

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Post time 2007-8-3 22:48:30 |Display all floors
Foreigners are the ones causing trouble in Tibet.

China warns foreigners after Tibet protests
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Disp ... sports_April795.xml

6 April 2007

BEIJING - China on Thursday warned foreigners to avoid getting involved in sensitive sovereignty issues, after four Americans were reportedly detained for staging a protest calling for Tibetan independence.

The four were detained after unfurling banners demanding a “free Tibet” and protesting plans to take the Olympic torch to the top of the mountain ahead of the 2008 Beijing Games

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Its always the damn foreigners that are trying to cause trouble in other peoples land. Just like mencius, schreiber, emu, ...
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Foreigners stirring up trouble in Tibet:

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Disp ... sports_April795.xml

Similar to mencius, shreiber, emu, and so on.

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