Gyantse Journal: China in Tibet

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The New York Times recently published an article about how China has re-cast the 1904 British invasion of Tibet for their own propaganda purposes. In their version, the Tibetans are “stand-ins” for the Chinese who were oppressed by foreign powers during the Qing dynasty. The Tibetan resistance has been glorified with a museum, a block-buster 1997 movie (Red River Valley), a musical, two plays, a novella and another movie about the newly-renamed “City of Heroes.”

The putative goal of all this effort is to bolster the anti-British sentiment that the Chinese government began ramping up around the time of the hand-over of Hong Kong, according to the article.

The irony of China’s trumpeting Tibetan resistance to invaders while themselves being merely the latest wave is not lost on the author.

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