Here, I don’t want to and I don’t need to go back to Chinese dynastic days to prove Tibet was part of China.
A country, a state, and a nation, in their modern senses were born in the Industrial Revolution in West Europe and were later adopted throughout the world. So, before talking about China and Tibet, we have to draw a line that separates the pre-industrialization and modern day concepts.
In 1911, along the West’s political, government, international lines, the Republic of China was created out of the Qing dynasty, with Tibet as part of the Asia’s first republic’s territory and Tibetans as one of the five major nationalities of the Chinese nation. On Taiwan, where ROC still physically exists, its constitution states that Tibet is part of ROC.
In 1949, when the government of the People’s Republic of China was declared and replaced that of Republic of China to represent China, PRC came into being with Tibet as part of China. Government changes do not result in territorial changes.
Mary, you claimed that “Letâ€™s face it, China has decided to wipe out Tibet as a seperate culture and ethnic group. Not to mention what you are doing or will be doing to the Tibetan language.” Could you give me any evidence to prove your claim?
In the 1950s, China’s central government just restored its control over Tibet, not what you called “invasion”. By definition, PRC, which succeeded ROC, did not need to invade its own territory.
You mentioned famines. The last famine is a remote thing in China’s living memory. Chinese food supplies have been stable for dozens of years and we Chinese spend less than anyone else in the world in buying food, both in absolute and relative terms.
You talked about Ireland. Why don’t you continue to talk about Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Quebec, Basque?ã€€If you have window panes, do throw stones into others’ windows, because you can have your windows broken as well.