Tibetan Population in China: Myths and Facts Re-examined

  title={Tibetan Population in China: Myths and Facts Re-examined},
  author={Yan Hao},
  journal={Asian Ethnicity},
  pages={11 - 36}
  • Y. Hao
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Sociology
  • Asian Ethnicity
China is not only the most populous country in the world, but also a multinational country with 56 ethnic groups. Tibetans (4.6 million in 1990) ranked in number as the ninth largest minority group. The Tibet question has attracted wide publicity in the Western media in recent years. The Chinese government is frequently criticised for political oppression and human rights violation in Tibet, particularly in three population-related areas: genocide, forced birth control programmes and population… 
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