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The Deadlock in Tibet

Far from Harmonious: The Chinese Authorities’ Handling of the 2008 Tibet Crisis1

Michel Bonnin

Abstract

The Tibet crisis tainted the success of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The handling of the crisis showed the CCP’s rigid denial of genuine dialogue and compromise and adherence to a formula of repression and economic growth. Current leaders are  enmeshed in this policy, but a new generation might well seek out policies more in tune with the quest for ”harmony” at home and ”peaceful rise” on the world scene.

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Notes

1 I am grateful to Françoise Robin for comments on the article’s first version. Its title in the original French, “Au loin l’harmonie: la gestion de la crise tibétaine de 2008 par les autorités chinoises,” was inspired by that of the Dalai Lama’s memoirs in French, Au loin la liberté, Fayard, 1990.
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Electronic reference

Michel Bonnin, « Far from Harmonious: The Chinese Authorities’ Handling of the 2008 Tibet Crisis », China Perspectives [Online], 2009/3 | 2009, Online since 01 September 2012, connection on 28 April 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/4847

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