The autonomous region of Tibet has endured countless human rights violations from the People’s Republic of China. The international community ought to address human rights violations in Tibet through global condemnation and economic sanctions on China, which will incentivize China to abolish their oppressive policies and further the Tibetan Independence Movement. Despite China’s unwarranted territorial claims, the nation of Tibet experienced peaceful independence for nearly forty years. The region separated from China in 1913 and remained “Independent…
in 1950″ (Haerens and Zott 3), until invaded on October 7th by the Chinese Military. During this time, states such as Great Britain and India acknowledged Tibet’s sovereignty to an extent and even began to develop trade relationships in order to support progress for the region’s economy (Spence 7). Though all advancements came to an abrupt halt in the fall of 1950, Tibet saw a short lived era of development and harmony that had been lost from the area for centuries. This period not only helped integrate Tibet into the international sphere, it also cultivated unity among residents as “The…Dalai Lama ruled..
..in peace ,” (Szczepanski 5). Due to Buddhism acting as the foundation of Tibetan culture and the center of everyday life in the territory, the blending of religion and politics lead to an amicable, cooperative society.
The contentment that flourished throughout Tibet under their independence has not transpired in the years that have followed the Chinese intervention. The People’s Republic of China consistently oppresses the Tibetan population through the limitation of their fundamental human rights such as the freedoms of demonstration and religion. In attempt to silence Tibet activists, “The government.
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Originally published as “When You Go Shopping, Give Thought to Tibet,” Chicago Tribune, 9 Apr. 2012