Tibetan human rights site


#1

A site for our local group which campaigns for greater autonomy for Tibetans living in Tibet, and for an end to the human rights abuses they suffer.

This site is based on the Hyperframe framework, available from Sourceforge, and is quite a large site by free standards. It demonstrates that you can put a lot of material -including several large galleries- onto a free site provided you use an efficient frontend.


#2

Nice nice, when you dig deeper into this topic - Tibet - you can find opinions like: Tibet before 1956 was feudal country and Dalailama role as feudal landlord.


#3

That is true, but then so were most countries a few hundred years back. No-one is pretending that Tibet was some kind of shangri-la before the invasion. It wasn’t. Life there was always quite tough for the ordinary people. But, when you compare that with what they have suffered under the occupation, it is clear that they are now infinitely worse off.

The Chinese invaded for two reasons, to asset-strip Tibet of its resources, and to impose the new-found and manic-obsessive Marxist ideologies of Mao Zedong upon them. Ideologies which led to so-called the Great Leap Forward, and millions of consequential deaths by famine in China. Somehow, feudal society seems positively benign compared to the murderously insane regime of the former Chairman, a regime which is now considered an embarrassing part of Chinese history which even the Politburo would rather not talk about.

China has modernised to some extent since Mao’s day, however the present government is reluctant to let go of Tibet because of its mineral wealth, and because it serves as an overflow-zone for their overpopulation problem.

IIRC, the present Dalai Lama has in any case stated that he does not intend to return to a feudal style of government should Tibet regain its independence, but would look to a more modern infrastructure.


#4

Looks good. i like the background that you’ve set here.


#5

Or not… your site is not responding.