Tibetans revolt over language gag

Oct 23, 2010 Full story: The Age 15

THOUSANDS of Tibetan students in western China have protested since last Tuesday against plans to curb or eliminate the use of the Tibetan language in local schools, according to reports from Tibet advocacy groups and protest footage on the internet.

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Trevor Swistchew

Teddington, UK

#1 Oct 30, 2010
China stole nation they want steal tounge also it no work or China must learn Tibetan then learn Buddha way then they may know true path no Communist ideology.
prachanda

Europe

#2 Nov 14, 2010
china has no right to occupy other country tibet it belong to tibetan not to communist china govt. long live dalai lama , free tibet sing chang du lay
Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#3 Nov 14, 2010
Evil China must be stop.
old china

Chengdu, China

#4 Nov 15, 2010
So, Tibetans are revolting then?

I though that the idea of a universal language is a good idea because it will mean that a greater number of people can communicate with each other outside of the home. If friends and family wish to retain their traditional languages and use them as a means of communication then there is not law which prevents them from doing so any more than there is if they try and use it for business.

However, if they don't speach Chinese it will make them a lot less employable if they are competing against someone who does. But who ever said that students are intelligent enough to figure it out.

Since: Mar 08

Long Island City, NY

#5 Nov 17, 2010
Standardized language is a must in promoting ethnic integration.
Mirolyuba

Port Moody, Canada

#6 Nov 17, 2010
Zsari wrote:
Standardized language is a must in promoting ethnic integration.
You mean "to destroy Tibetan culture and colonize the nation", of course.

Now run and hide, little insignificant CCP coward!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Since: Mar 08

Long Island City, NY

#7 Nov 17, 2010
Here is a fine example of what it means to be Chinese.

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Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#8 Nov 17, 2010
old china wrote:
So, Tibetans are revolting then?
I though that the idea of a universal language is a good idea because it will mean that a greater number of people can communicate with each other outside of the home. If friends and family wish to retain their traditional languages and use them as a means of communication then there is not law which prevents them from doing so any more than there is if they try and use it for business.
However, if they don't speach Chinese it will make them a lot less employable if they are competing against someone who does. But who ever said that students are intelligent enough to figure it out.
Try to stop the Cantonese in GuangDong from speaking Cantonese but only Mandarin.

You can only abuse the Tibetans.
old china

Chengdu, China

#9 Nov 17, 2010
Drgunzet wrote:
<quoted text>
Try to stop the Cantonese in GuangDong from speaking Cantonese but only Mandarin.
You can only abuse the Tibetans.
The English language has become the universal language of business and international communication. It is predictable that Tibetan dilects will inevitably dissapear over time with or without any help from the Chinese.

However, I was rather under the impression that Tibetan is not "banned" be simply put on the back burner. Tibetans and others can use it if they so wish but the official language will be Mandarin for education beyond a given grade. That strikes me to be in the interests of Tibetans since we hear complaints about difficulty getting employment if you don't speak Chinese.
sosong

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#10 Nov 17, 2010
Bunch of ignorant foreigners talking rubbish here !!!
Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#11 Nov 17, 2010
Hmmm...The Cantonese folks should be aware of this.
old china

Chengdu, China

#12 Nov 18, 2010
Drgunzet wrote:
Hmmm...The Cantonese folks should be aware of this.
The Cantonese are well aware of what is in their best interests since many of them have learned both English and Mandarin along with Cantonese.

In the UK some of the old languages are still around. The Welsh got a bit anally retentive because their language was dying so they restored it. But it hasn't replaced English and never will. Now half the people in Wales haven't got a clue what the other half is talking about.
In time even English will be replaced but probably with a new politically correct 'universal' language (maybe Kingon).
uWORLD IDIOTS RACE WAKEUP

Santa Clara, CA

#13 Nov 18, 2010
old china wrote:
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The Cantonese are well aware of what is in their best interests since many of them have learned both English and Mandarin along with Cantonese.
In the UK some of the old languages are still around. The Welsh got a bit anally retentive because their language was dying so they restored it. But it hasn't replaced English and never will. Now half the people in Wales haven't got a clue what the other half is talking about.
In time even English will be replaced but probably with a new politically correct 'universal' language (maybe Kingon).
British from South, North , middle, west, east , inner... have problem understand each other . And China has how many dialects correct me is it 200 plus odd ones?

Since: Mar 08

Long Island City, NY

#14 Nov 18, 2010
Drgunzet wrote:
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Try to stop the Cantonese in GuangDong from speaking Cantonese but only Mandarin.
Ha, all classroom instruction in Canton are conducted in Mandrain since the 80's, with the exception of foreign language classes. Actually throughout China, mandrain instruction are mandatory except for the ethnic minority regions, and that needs to be changed.
Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#15 Nov 19, 2010
Zsari wrote:
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Ha, all classroom instruction in Canton are conducted in Mandrain since the 80's, with the exception of foreign language classes. Actually throughout China, mandrain instruction are mandatory except for the ethnic minority regions, and that needs to be changed.
The world should free the Cantonese folks from China then.

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