The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and Asian Dignity Initiative (ADI) released a joint report, “Sucked Our Marrow: Tibetan Language and Education Rights under Xi Jinping”, at a launch event held at the Tibet Museum in Dharamshala.
The Chinese Party-state is targeting and silencing influential Tibetan writers, intellectuals and cultural leaders that it views as hindrance to its cultural assimilation campaign. New information obtained by TCHRD revealed the ongoing detention of four other writers on top of the four recently sentenced to four to ten years in prison.
A Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE) decree went into force this month to teach Mandarin Chinese to all preschool children, an extension of Xi Jinping’s belief in catching them young, noting the significance of language learning in the early years, and discounting the purpose of bilingual education of helping children ease into the school system.
This report looks at some of the Chinese government’s educational policies in Tibet that fail to benefit the Tibetan people but rather help achieve Beijing’s political aims. It also studies China’s compliance with its own laws – the Constitution, its various regional, ethnic, and minority laws that clearly promise the right to education to its people. The report also studies…