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controlling him and there was an assassination attempt on him. In 1998, two assassins were found in the Tsurphu monastery. They admitted that they had been hired to kill the Karmapa, but they were still released by the Chinese authorities. The Chinese still publicly deny that the Karmapa fled China. They allege that the Karmapa went to India to pick up things that belonged to his previous incarnation; the Chinese await his return. ( A Buddha Busts Out ) For the Tibetans who still live in Tibet, their religion is oppressed. Monasteries and nuns used to be very common in Tibet (The Dalai Lama 50). Tibet used to have thousands of monasteries and monks. However most of the monasteries in Tibet were destroyed and by 1976 only eight monasteries remained. Though there is some religious

freedom the proliferation of Buddha is dispirited and controlled ( Executive Summary ). Even now, the Chinese authorities do not permit monasteries to practice their religion as they have traditionally done. Superficially, there is some religious freedom, but there are restrictions on serious practice. The Chinese want religious people to be patriotic to the Communist Party. The Communists destroyed Tibetan Buddhism. (Dalai Lama) Though the Chinese have done all of this they try to hide it and lie about it by using propaganda. The Chinese have made many propaganda books about Tibet and distributed them to foreigners to try and convince them of China s right to own Tibet. The Chinese have said that they were liberating the Tibetans. They said that the Tibetans were being saved

from imperialism, when in fact they were being taken over by the imperialistic Chinese. Despite the many plots of the Chinese to annex Tibet, they are still a separate country. In the early 1900 s the Tibetans signed a treaty with the British. The treaty did such things as confirm Tibet s boundaries and trading rights. By signing the document Tibet made an international conventionalized agreement, something that is done by a country. The British even made China accept the treaty, because they thought China would interfere with the British s trading privileges with the Tibetans. Though later on, the British made a treaty with the Russians where they agreed that neither nation would interfere with Tibet, it was not signed by the independent nation of Tibet. Tibet was in fact an

independent nation at the time of China s invasion. They had met all the requirements of an independent nation. They had a defined territory, a population inhabiting the country, a government using authority in that territory, and the ability to initialize international relations. Finally, when Tibet was invaded by China in 1950 Tibetan delegates argued to China that Tibet was an independent nation. They gave enough evidence to the Chinese to prove that they were an independent nation, but the Chinese would not accept any of it. China presented the delegates with an ultimatum, but the delegates were not allowed to make any changes or talk to the Dalai Lama or the Tibetan Government for counsel. The Chinese made them sign it by abusing them, insulting them, and threatening them

with military violence against Tibet. This treaty is void though, because international law prohibits forcing treaties by threat of or use of force on a person or a country ( Executive Summary ). The Chinese have claimed that the use of this void document invited the Chinese troops to Tibet. In conclusion, China is a country illegally occupying the nation of Tibet. The people of Tibet have been through many hardships, which no country should be forced to endure. China has illegally occupied Tibet, manipulated and controlled Tibetans, exiled thousands of Tibetans, suppressed the religion of Tibet, transferred many Chinese people to Tibet, killed many Tibetans, violated the rights of Tibetans, and tried to hide what they have done behind a shield of propaganda. Therefore, China

should leave Tibet and allow Tibet autonomy as they have done in the past.