Posted by: becketfund | March 25, 2008

China: “Patriotic Education” in Tibet’s Monasteries

BEIJING – In a move to tighten its control over Tibet, China has called for a more intense program of “patriotic education” in Tibetan monasteries, which would require Tibetans to accept Tibet as an “inalienable part of China” rather than a distinct entity.  China’s Public Security Minister, Meng Jianzhu, detailed that this would include exerting a greater control over religion in the area.  Chinese security has also focused on universities, banning students from speaking to “outsiders” or from holding assemblies. The Washington Post carries a full report on the changing situation on March 25.

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