China Orders Tibetans 'Reeducated' about Dalai Lama

April 8, 2008

Author: Barbara Demick

Source: The Los Angeles Times,0,370577.story

In an effort to quell unrest, Communist Party officials are ordering Tibetans back to school.

Buddhist monks, civil servants and public school students have been instructed to attend special classes in the virtues of Chinese rule and the evils of their exiled leader, the Dalai Lama. In these classes, the Tibetans read and recite from texts that denounce the Dalai Lama as a "political reactionary" and a "betrayer of the motherland."