Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 22, Mar 2019 01:31 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Buddha’s teaching of ‘no attachment’ remains a good way to counter phishing: CTA President
Dalai Lama sends prayers, condolence for victims of Christchurch shootings
China’s claim over reincarnation of Dalai Lama disregards tradition, violates religious freedom: Pro-Tibet group
US Secretary of State urges Nepal not to deport Tibetan refugees
Tibetan MP objects to the use of the word ‘foe’ to describe PRC
Sixty Years Today: A Martyr Shot on the Banks of Lhasa’s Kyichu River
The 7th session of the 16th Tibetan parliament-in-exile commences
Former Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to 18 years, wife to 2 years
CTA requests public to contribute to the Tenshug in May
Dalai Lama receives the 2019 ‘Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award’
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
more photos »
Advertisement
All Tibetans should not be treated as separatists: female Tibetan cadre at CCP political meet
Phayul[Wednesday, March 07, 2018 18:23]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Kyi/file
Kyi/file
DHARAMSHALA, Mar.7: A Tibetan singer and a veteran in the Chinese army on Tuesday appealed at a political meeting held in Beijing to not treat all ethnic Tibetans as separatist and that continuing to subject Tibetans with discrimination by authorities will hinder national unity.

Gowa Gyamo Kyi (ch.Guowa Jiamaoji) who has over 20 years of service in the Chinese military ranks was speaking at a panel session at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing. “I don’t think they should impose measures intended to deter separatists on the whole Tibetan race. It’s like there’s an order from above [for all] to follow,” she was quoted as saying by South China Morning Post.

The 54 year old known for her performances at Chinese political galas said that prejudice against Tibetans, even among the CCP cadres, emerged in the aftermath the 2008 unrest in Tibet. In 2008, prior to the Beijing Olympics, a pan-Tibet protest took place where ordinary Tibetans rose against Chinese colonial rule in their country including the capital Lhasa where riots broke out. The protests were met with resolute force by Chinese authorities.
Kyi said that she was herself victim of such prejudice recalling an incident where she was not allowed to check into a Beijing hotel due to her ethnicity despite showing her military and CPPCC membership credentials. She also cited discrimination against Tibetan cadres, especially in predominantly Han-dominated areas.

“The mainland has a 4G network already, but in many parts of Tibet and Xinjiang [a restive western region that is home to the ethnic Uygur people], the network is still only 2G. Of course, it might be deliberate that the networks there are not so strong” the singer was reported saying while expressing disparity in infrastructure in so called minority areas like Tibet and Xinjiang at the meet.

The Tibetan singer who was born in eastern Tibet’s Qinghai province suggested that Tibetans hearts and mind can be won over with more relatable local cadres. She said, “Native cadres will stay here forever but cadres sent from the mainland only stay for two or three years before they are promoted to higher office. Local herders and farmers listen to the monks at their temples, and they would also listen to officials if they could relate to them better.”

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetan burns himself to death in Ngaba
All Tibetans should not be treated as separatists: female Tibetan cadre at CCP political meet
We need to renew our activism: Congressman Jim McGovern
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement