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Great alvaraalto 2019-03-04 1:03

Hello, Gert,
Three fantastic photos of the youth of Lhasa in 1986. Probably a lot has changed over the years. For example, last week I read that George Orwell's 1984 in China is almost realized and everyone with modern technology is being followed 24/7. And also that the original Tibetan people are diligently diluted with Han Chinese.
The boys probably do not laugh at the camera so happily nowadays.
Excellent work
Have a good week, groet Rob

Old 03-04-2019, 10:06 AM
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Thank you Rob,
Yes, the Tibetans and Uigurs of Xinjiang don't seem to have a bright future as ethnic and cultural minorities. Han Chinese are actively encouraged to move to those areas and the religions are efficiently suppressed. It's a kind of "soft ethnic cleansing" going on. I was in China in 1986, but almost 33 years later advanced technology has made the calendar show 1984!
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