Lhasa [Tibet]March 15 (ANI): China has denied UN special rapporteur’s claim that it has separated 1 million Tibetan children from their families and forcibly placed them in boarding schools as part of its attempt to assimilate religiously, culturally and linguistically. part of them. According to the Voice Against Authoritarianism (VAA), the dominant Han culture.
The Han or Han people are an East Asian ethnic group native to China.
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Mao Ning, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, said at a regular news briefing last week: “This is certainly not true. It is obviously just another statement intended to mislead the public’s perception of China and tarnish China’s image. As is common around the world Boarding schools span the provinces and regions of China, catering to the needs of local students.”
“These schools provide accommodation, meals and other boarding services. They are not closed facilities, much less militarized,” he said.
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China has come under fire from UN experts for allegedly forcibly assimilating Tibetan identity into Han culture. VAA reported that despite China’s difficulties in denying the truth about human rights violations against Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnic group living in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
A press statement issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on February 6 revealed that the Chinese government is running a series of boarding schools in which approximately 1 million Tibetan children are forcibly boarded in order to be wiped. expose their Tibetan cultural identity and brainwash them into Chinese Han culture.
The three experts, Fernand de Varennes, Farida Shaheed and Alexandra Xanthaki, said in their joint statement: “We are deeply disturbed that the boarding school system for Tibetan children in recent The assimilation of Tibetans to Han culture is a violation of international human rights standards.”
The spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded: “As far as China’s Tibet is concerned, this is a high-altitude area, and the population in many areas is highly dispersed. Especially the children of herdsmen families have to walk a long way to go to school. If the students live in To build schools, it is difficult to ensure that each school has enough teachers and teaching quality.”
But according to the VAA, UN experts say there’s more to it than that: learning materials and environments for Tibetan children are built around Han culture; lessons are conducted only in Mandarin (Mandarin), with little reference to Tibetan history, religion and “of course Not the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader in exile.” (Arnie)
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