beijing [China]May 10 (ANI): During an international webinar on “China uses education as the last tool to colonize Tibetan minds”, experts on Tibet expressed their concerns about the Chinese authorities’ attempts to “de-Tibetanize” the people. Tibetan, urging the world community and world governments to take serious note of the matter.
Experts say the Chinese government has launched a campaign through a chain of residential schools where Tibetans are being brainwashed using colonial and communist tools, the Tibet Press reported.
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According to research by Karma Tenzin, a researcher at the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI) in Dharamsala after former CCP chairman Mao Zedong’s destruction of Tibet and China’s education system during the “cultural revolution”, a new education system was launched in the years later.
However, under the new education system, China’s main motto was to eliminate the Tibetan language and impose Mandarin Chinese as the language of education and instruction for Tibetan students, Tibet Press reported.
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Young people received biased and erroneous history lessons where Tibetans were portrayed as inferior to Chinese masters. It acted as a mere tool to colonize Tibetan minds.
In another report by Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren, the co-founder of “Tibet Solidarity”, it was revealed that more than 86,000 Tibetan children have been forced into Chinese boarding schools. They were forcibly separated from their families as the school curriculum was specifically designed to abolish the cultural identity of Tibetans and adopt the Chinese communist identity.
In addition, John Jones of Free Tibet in the UK condemned the current Chinese education system in Chinese-run boarding schools in Tibet, calling it “a symbol of the disease of an occupying force”. reported Tibet Press.
It is forbidden for young Tibetans to escape from these schools and even to enter the local temple or participate in a Tibetan festival. According to Jones, these schools provide education to “reprogram” the minds of children.
However, the forced education of Tibetan children through Chinese-run boarding schools in Tibet shows Chinese President Xi Jinping’s failure to win the approval of the Tibetan people for his colonial rule over Tibet, Tibet Press reported.
“After failing to win the hearts of their Tibetan subject even after seven decades of colonial rule, the Chinese masters of Tibet cannot face the fact that such young Tibetans who have never seen or heard of the Dalai Lama or of a free Tibet in their lives, are at the forefront of protests and self-immolations against Chinese rule over Tibet,” Jones said. (ANI)
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