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Tibet Has Been Closed To Tibetans Since China Invaded In 1950

Tibet Tourism Endorsing China's Tyranny Over Tibetans

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Does your heart break with sympathy for those whose dollar funds enable them to fly off to an exotic vacation in occupied Tibet, who are over the next few weeks being denied tourist visas by the Chinese regime? March is that time in the political calendar of Tibet which marks the Lhasa Uprising of 1959 and a number of subsequent protests against illegal Chinese rule. Well we cannot have those gullible tourists being exposed to the sights and sounds of Tibetans daring to dissent against Chinese tyranny. Best a travel ban is applied. But hey folks! It will be lifted on April 1, a day dedicated to fools! So if you still want to be exploited, deceived and monitored in Lhasa or some other Tibetan location then get your applications in now. You can even tell yourself that you’ve visited Tibet, when in reality you have traveled to the world’s largest open-prison, in which Tibetan culture is being eradicated and its people violently oppressed. Happy holiday!

2 thoughts on “Tibet Has Been Closed To Tibetans Since China Invaded In 1950

  1. I joined Tibet Truth precisely because I DID travel in Tibet and saw with my own eyes what’s happening there. Yet your organisation brands me a fool. How do you expect to gain support for the cause if you are alienating those who have actually seen the situation and spoken to locals who live under the regime. You guys are the fools. I’m out!

    1. Respect your choice to move on, had you availed yourself more fully of our site, it would have been clear from the outset that we are opposed to tourism to occupied Tibet and have written a number of detailed critiques. We long ago exposed the fallacy of tourists who claim that their visit serves to expose the dark reality of Chinese occupation. We shall not go over those points in this response, such information is available via our search-box on ‘tourism’. Suffice to say that it is the courageous people of Tibet who risk their safety and lives to report on China’s tyranny, not tightly controlled tourists who are limited to a number of sites and monitored, exploited and deceived. As to speaking with local Tibetans, we note you appear to have posted your comment from Guangzhou in China, are you by any chance Chinese?

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