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Jump to navigation. China is very aware of the strength of the movement for Tibet's freedom. Inside Tibet, it uses repression and violence against that movement. Outside China, it uses propaganda. These are the six key arguments in the Tibet sovereignty debate, which China relies on to justify its continued occupation of Tibet.
Palden Gyatso , a Tibetan Buddhist monk who defied Chinese control of his homeland, and who then fled to tell the world his story of more than three decades of hardship in Chinese prisons and labor camps, died on Nov. He was The cause was liver cancer, said a spokesman for Free Tibet , a nonprofit organization dedicated to Tibetan liberation. But in the nearly seven decades since the occupation, China has kept a grip on Tibetan monasteries, even destroying some, and restricted aspects of Tibetan culture, like the Tibetan language and Buddhist religious practices. China has said that reports of human rights abuses and detention camps for political agitators there are unfounded.
2. China says: Old Tibet was backwards and needed China to liberate it
Richard Gere laughs with Tibetan protesters before giving a speech at a rally to free Tibet on July 1st, Gyaltsen, who lived through his self-immolation, was promptly arrested by authorities; his whereabouts remain unknown. New Delhi typically refrains from indicating any official support for the Dalai Lama, whom Beijing accuses of inciting Tibetan separatism from China. But it appeared this week the Dalai Lama was becoming involved in a long-standing deadlockbetween the two competing regional and world superpowers, entrenched in territorial disputes more than a half-century after the Sino-Indian War. As a result, for about a decade, Americans often heard of human rights violations in Tibet. Both films featured appearances by the Dalai Lama.