China Celebrates Tibet’s Anniversary by Ordering Tibetans to Accept CCP Control

China marks Tibet anniversary with call to accept Communist Party rule

2021-08-20 03:04:00



Wang Yang, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, arrives at an airport before the celebration marking the 70th anniversary of China’s control over Tibet, in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China August 18, 2021. Picture taken August 18, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS

BEIJING, Aug 19 (Reuters) – China marked the 70th anniversary of its control over Tibet on Thursday, with a celebration in Lhasa, to drive home the message to accept the rule of the Communist Party.

Beijing has ruled the remote western region since 1951, after its People’s Liberation Army marched in and took control in what it calls a “peaceful liberation”.

“Tibet can only develop and prosper under the party’s leadership and socialism,” Wang Yang, who heads a national organisation responsible for uniting all races and all parties under the leadership of the Communist Party, said at the event in the region’s capital, Lhasa.

The celebration, attended by almost 10,000…


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