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Extra info for A Poisoned Arrow: The Secret Report of the 10th Panchen Lama
This is partly to prepare the ground for the "bad news" - his criticism. Each critique or criticism is preceded or followed by a painstaking presentation of a great deal of factual detail and complex ideological arguments. This is a device used partly for damage limitation, and partly to convince his antagonist through his detailed knowledge of the rules of the game* The Panchen Lama's punches at the Communist policies are as swift as Mohammed Ali's; after each one, he retreats to intricate footwork to prepare for the next attack.
At the same time, he does not oppose development or appropriate social change in Tibet. His main charge against Han cadres and local activists is that they ignore local Tibetan conditions and peculiarities, resulting in the miscarriage of social revolution in Tibet; he also implies that Maoist theoreticians ignore the nationality and religion of the majority of the Tibetan people, (n so doing, the Chinese, either consciously or otherwise, are promoting the Han language, culture and dress in the name of "revolution**t "progress" and "modernity", and thereby discouraging or even destroying Tibetan culture, language and religion.
After the entry into Tibet of the People's Liberation Army (PLAJ5 and cadres of all nationalities, under the leadership of the Party, Chairman Mao and the Central People's Government, and also under the direct leadership and control of the CCP Tibet Work Committee [Zhonggong Xtzang gongzuo weiyuanhut] which was headed by the representative of the central authorities, Zhang Jingwu6, the PLA and cadres have whole-heartedly and selflessly done innumerable good things for the people of Tibet. This is evident to me and to all Tibetan people, male and female, old and young.
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