“The intention behind these changes is to brainwash the students,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity for security reasons.
“For example, in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, all the subjects in schools are now being taught in Chinese. I once asked the students in some of these schools what they thought about this, and most of them replied that they preferred being taught in Tibetan,” he said.
Textbooks have now all been translated into Chinese in the Golog (in Chinese, Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwestern China’s Qinghai province, the source said. “And except for classes on the Tibetan language itself, all other subjects like math, science and the fine arts are all being taught in Chinese.”