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Tibet officials issued with Dalai school ultimatum

July 25, 2008

China Daily (People's Republic of China)
July 24, 2008

Party members and public servants working in the Tibet autonomous
region were given an ultimatum on July 14 to call back their children
within two months from overseas schools and monasteries run by the
"Dalai clique", the International Herald Leader (IHL), owned by the
Xinhua News Agency, said Wednesday.

Under a regulation drawn up by the regional Party and government
disciplinary inspection commissions, which was released last week,
those who fail to do so will be expelled from the Party and removed
from their posts, the IHL report said.

The regulation applies to all current and retired Party members and
government employees in the region, the newspaper said.

The Dalai clique's offer of free scholarships, board and lodgings is
designed to attract Tibetan students to leave their homes and join
its educational institutions outside China, the report said.

The Dalai Lama has been setting up schools overseas since 1960, the
year after he fled to India, a study conducted by IHL and published
in the paper Wednesday said.

It now operates hundreds of monasteries and temples, and about 80
schools for all age groups, which have more than 27,000 students and
about 2,000 teachers, the study said.

A college in Dharamsala, India, for example, which has about 650
students, offers young Tibetans not only free tuition and
accommodation - worth about 2,000 rupees ($50) a month - but also
pays them a monthly stipend of 100 rupees, it said.

About 40 percent of the Tibetan students there go on to higher
education, many in Western countries, the study said.

The incentives are all just part of the Dalai clique's aim to
"brainwash" students under the "cloak of religion and education", the
IHL study said.

Also, the money spent on such "brainwashing" shows that the Dalai
clique continues to receive aid from Western anti-China forces, such
as the National Endowment for Democracy, George Soros' Open Society
Foundation and the US-based Tibet Foundation, the paper said without
providing any further details.
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