Unelected Chinese gov’t questions legitimacy of exile Tibetan gov’t

Central Tibetan Administration.
Central Tibetan Administration.

(TibetanReview.net, May06, 2016) – China’s unelected communist party government has on May 3 launched a broadside against what it has called “the so-called Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’, responding to reports that its general election results had been announced on Apr 27.

The so-called Tibetan “government-in-exile” has no legitimacy and its “election” is just “political slapstick,” China’s official Xinhua news agency May 3 quoted the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei as saying

Although the exile administration had for long stopped calling itself a government, China has insisted on calling it a so-called Tibetan “government-in-exile”.

Likewise, although the exile administration, which calls itself the Central Tibetan Administration, vigorously campaigns for autonomy under Chinese rule, Hong has insisted on calling it a separatist political group.

And responding to reports that fewer Tibetans have been able to escape their Chinese ruled homeland recently due to heavy bolstering of border security by China and Nepal, Hong has said the reason was “the unpopularity of the overseas Tibetan separatist groups.”


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