Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tibet: Cry Of The Snow Lion

See this movie... you can watch all ten parts on youtube... for free... Below is the first.


wincity said...

Most of the stuff you guys see or read about what China did in Tibet is probably not true. There's no reason why China would want to alienate the Tibetans. China did a lot of good there and spent tons of money.

China sincerely wants to promote harmony among different ethnicities. One example: when a Tibetan complained that the to-be-contructed railway would make it harder for his cows and sheep to move around, the government built that portion of the railway over a super long bridge, costing millions of dollars and a big delay.

Tibet is strategic to China. There's no way China would give it up, unfortunately.

Dinosaur Trader said...


According to the movie, China has killed and tortured many of the religious leaders of Tibet. Perhaps it is propaganda, but it seems many people have died.

Also, why would China kidnap the Panchen Llama and then, in a perverse twist, install their own? That'd be like someone stealing the Pope, replacing him with some dude, and being like, "No, but it's cool, we respect your religion..."

I agree that Tibet is strategic to China, but as for the other stuff, from what I saw in this movie at least, I cannot. If you haven't seen the movie, try to watch it and let me know if you have some other sources you can point to that has a competing view and I'll check it out.


wincity said...

I honestly don't know much about what's going on in Tibet. It's just my views from experience. I grew up in China and I doubt Chinese are as cruel or evil as the pre-Tibet people would want you to believe.

Ugly things happen in life and death situations. The monks want an independent Tibet and China in no way would let that happen. I have no doubt people died, but I don't believe in the tortures and deliberate killings.

I usually want to stay away from political things, but I feel western media is grossly biased against China.

Dinosaur Trader said...


I always think it's a bad idea to label an entire people as "good" or "evil," so it's not about that for me... it does seem that China's policys are putting some peaceful people in a very bad situation however.

Also, you put uniforms on some people and they forget that underneath it, they're a human, and they can act like monsters.

Watch the movie... it may change your mind about the tortures and deliberate killings... I mean, it's hard to argue against people who disappeared for 30 years and then showed up again.


Bluedog said...

I met the Dalai Lama back in '98. He was my graduation speaker, if you can believe it. He was/is pretty amazing.