Posted by: becketfund | January 19, 2009

China: Declares Serf’s Emancipation Day for Tibet

BEIJING – China has declared March 28 as a new annual holiday in Tibet called the Serf’s Emancipation Day, to mark the end of an alleged system of feudal oppression by the Dalai Lama, the BBC reported on January 19. The announcement comes in the wake of the 50th anniversary of the escape of the Dalai Lama from Chinese forces in Tibet. On March 28, 1959, the Communist Party announced the dissolution of the existing local government in Tibet. One Tibetan exile group has called the new holiday an effort to rewrite history in a provocative and irresponsible manner.

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