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Old 12-22-2013, 09:41 PM
 
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Part of the problem is the Chinese rivers have their source in Tibetan mountains. If Tibet is ever free from China they could cut of china's water supply.

 
Old 12-22-2013, 10:35 PM
 
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They will not get it back as long as China remains whole and powerful. India could ostensibly take the land if China ever became fatally weak, but then India would likely absorb Tibet. The country of Tibet is likely history.
 
Old 12-23-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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Considering the Chinese are doing to it what they are doing to Xinjiang, move people in until it is majority Han Chinese, I don't think so.
 
Old 12-23-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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No, probably not anytime soon. I'm sort of ambivalent about it, it's not like Tibet was some rosy Shangri-la of peace and equality before the Chinese takeover...
 
Old 12-23-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Tibet is an isolated land with few resources. All the neighboring countries are poor too.
No matter you like it or not, Chinese "immigrants" are the main power to develop its economy.

No, China government does not allocate people there (except military forces). Those people go there to seek opportunities.
 
Old 12-23-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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Do they want their own country?
 
Old 12-23-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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Do they want their own country?
Not sure if anyone's done a poll recently. Most probably like the idea, but there are practical difficulties. Economically, Tibet will benefit from being part of China, but I worry that China will sort of start to erode away Tibetan culture, like it's doing elsewhere. Even in 'China proper' it does so in Fujian province where young people speak Mandarin instead of Min. If a workable Tibetan state could be established that might be good but it's hard to imagine. Plus I think a republic would have to be established, since the Llamas ruled by feudal lords over what were essentially serfs. I think the Dalai Llama himself said he is no longer pushing for independence.

I guess what annoys me, though, is the West's self-righteous attitude about it when they don't know the historical context. Why is no one calling for Russia to give back Siberia? Not to mention all the territory the US annexed.
 
Old 12-23-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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No, Tibet will always be China now. They've been relocating Han Chinese into Tibet for decades already. And I don't see any possible way whatsoever that the Tibetans would be able to take it back. Even less likely if a ton of Han Chinese keep putting down roots there.
 
Old 12-23-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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No, Tibet will always be China now. They've been relocating Han Chinese into Tibet for decades already. And I don't see any possible way whatsoever that the Tibetans would be able to take it back. Even less likely if a ton of Han Chinese keep putting down roots there.
Many Han Chinese do not want to live there permanently though. They just want to make some money and leave. If not, their children will leave.

Tibet has very harsh climate (for most people) and very few opportunities unless you want to run small business. Their education and health care systems are also the least developed in China.
The only advantage is a relatively high salary (but prices are high as well).
 
Old 12-23-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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