WHAT HAPPENED TO TIBET?
After the occupation by China in 1959, Tibet was divided into three parts. The
eastern part - Kham, and the northern part - Amdo, were assimilated into Chinese
provinces. What China now refers to as Tibet is the central part - The Tibet
Autonomous Region (TAR). The Dalai Lama was not even born in this part of Tibet.
Tibet is now less than half of its original size.
The total Tibetan population of this region is now about six million, while the
Chinese population is greater and increasing quickly under a policy known as sinofication. Tibet's
schools are taught only in Chinese. If you take away someone's language, you
also take away their culture.
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WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you are interested in learning more and wish to know what you can do to help
the cause of the Tibetan people, save this important culture and its sacred tradition,
you may visit the following websites: