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Old 01-03-2014, 05:35 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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My question is, why would they want to? Currently if you are a tibetian, you can travel freely across China, you can easily do business, meet friends, study at a better university, etc.

If they leave China they will be trapped inside a small area, all their exports to China will go through chinese customs and pay tariffs. Not only that, but they will lose access to the sea, making it expensive to export to the rest of the world. It will be much more difficult to manage business, and I bet the country will be extremly corrupt and mismanaged too. If they want to see their future as an independent country, take a look at Nepal.

I think most people in Tibet are more concerned in improving their standard of living, than to become an independent country.
Well, they'd also get exclusive benefit of the natural resources in their territory and presumably the ability to govern according to what their population wants--though an independent Tibet could just as easily be set up to be an authoritarian government as China's is or even worse, so who knows.

 
Old 01-03-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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Well, they'd also get exclusive benefit of the natural resources in their territory and presumably the ability to govern according to what their population wants--though an independent Tibet could just as easily be set up to be an authoritarian government as China's is or even worse, so who knows.
Tibet doesn't really have natural resources with the exception of minerals. But all places got minerals.

Also, natural resources benefit the region that has it in China. They have a much better opportunity of extracting the ones they have under the chinese government.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: VA
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No. At least not in my lifetime but by the time I'm dead and gone Tibet will be majority Han anyways...

People in the west seem to have this strange romantic notion that Tibet was some sort of pacifistic paradise before the Chinese takeover, they remain completely ignorant of the fact that it was theocratic ****hole before the Chinese came in.
 
Old 01-04-2014, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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No. At least not in my lifetime but by the time I'm dead and gone Tibet will be majority Han anyways...

People in the west seem to have this strange romantic notion that Tibet was some sort of pacifistic paradise before the Chinese takeover, they remain completely ignorant of the fact that it was theocratic ****hole before the Chinese came in.
Yeah the Western media is pretty anti-China.
 
Old 01-04-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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First of all Tibet was hardly an independent country in its lifetime. If today Tibet was independent, half of Tibetans would have gone to China to work. Remaining half will be dependent on Chinese Tourists for income.
 
Old 01-04-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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Tibetans pretty much benefited from Chinese rule, a lot of them managed to get enrolled with university and get a good job there rather than being a peasant and servants of the elite monks.
 
Old 01-04-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I think most people in Tibet are more concerned in improving their standard of living, than to become an independent country.
This is the thing. While most Tibetans outside Tibet are for complete independence, probably a majority of Tibetans in Tibet don't support that.
 
Old 01-04-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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Tibetans pretty much benefited from Chinese rule, a lot of them managed to get enrolled with university and get a good job there rather than being a peasant and servants of the elite monks.
True, but Tibetans used to send their kids to India for higher education, before the Chinese takeover.
 
Old 04-16-2014, 02:38 AM
 
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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No. At least not in my lifetime but by the time I'm dead and gone Tibet will be majority Han anyways...

People in the west seem to have this strange romantic notion that Tibet was some sort of pacifistic paradise before the Chinese takeover, they remain completely ignorant of the fact that it was theocratic ****hole before the Chinese came in.
this should be repeated every time westerners talk about Tibet --- most don't have the slightest idea of what Tibet was like before 1950 all i can say is you don't want to live there
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