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Shakya said Beijing must be stunned by the Lhasa riots because Tibet, under Zhang's firm hand, was thought to be pacified. In 2006, China opened the world's highest railroad, which cost $4.1 billion and traverses the Tibetan plateau to connect isolated Lhasa with the rest of the country. Beijing described the railroad as a vital tool in developing the Tibetan economy, the poorest in China.
But many Tibetans regard the railroad as a threat. China has poured money into Tibet in hopes that economic development would dilute Tibet's religious fervor and win over a younger generation. For many Tibetan families, life has improved; trade and tourism are also rising. But Beijing has also encouraged huge numbers of Chinese migrants and traders whose presence has diluted the Tibetan majority.
The exact number of child labors working in China is still unknown. China's repressive political system does not allow this information acquired directly from China, there are no Chinese non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in this area, and foreign NGOs do not have access. Therefore, it is impossible to judge how strictly the Chinese Government enforces child labor laws or to determine the efforts of non-governmental organizations to address child labor in China (China, par.1).
Originally posted by NGC2736
Don't tell me you've found a picture of structures in Tibet?
Seriously, what is your take on this. I think you're fairly reasonable person. Do you see this from one side or the other, or do you see it as power groups on both sides doing what they have always done in human affairs?