fredag 1. januar 2016

How China's Communist Party Waged Class Struggle in Tibet

Traditional Tibetan culture has always been united by the twin banners of ethnicity and religion, which [when the ruling Chinese Communist Party took power in 1949] were in the keeping of the highest-ranking members of Tibetan society. It was impossible for outsiders like Han Chinese to seize hold of them. If the Chinese Communist Party was going to control Tibet, it needed to succeed in dividing Tibetans and in winning over the lowest-ranking Tibetans. If it could achieve that, it would be able to wage a class war among this ethnic group. The Communist Party were past masters of class struggle. If they could draw a line dividing social classes ... Tibetan society would be torn in two, writes dissident Wang Lixiong. Read more