TIbet? NO, In fact you hsall call it "xizang"!
April 17, 2008 3:47am CST
Maybe most of you are not understand Tibet's history, so if you don't know someone then you don't say somethings about he or she, the same, Tibet is a name you used but we call it "xizang" and i'm sure xizang is one place that my motherland-CHINA have the own right. So if you donn't know please don't call the old name "tibet", but the real name "xizang"! Anyone have interesting in xizang history can ask me for some pictures or messages! So thank you very much! everyone have right to love his motherland!
17 Apr 08
hmmmm...i think we call it Tibet because that is the word authors use in textbooks and other references. It is know as Tibet so most people are used to call it Tibet. i think it is not right to demand it from people, we have our own views and own comprehension of things. as they said, TO EACH HIS OWN.
• United States
17 Apr 08
Thanks for that information. I think most Americans believe the Chinese conquered Tibet in the 1950s and the Tibetans are trying to regain their freedom. They don't really get that Tibet has been part of China for 700 years and that British interference at the first half of the last century is what started the turmoil there today. (Or that the CIA's support of rebels there made things worse.) It makes as much sense for Americans to demand China "Free Tibet" as it would for the Chinese to demand that America "Free California." Actually, California has a better claim to independence than Tibet does. California shares a border with Mexico and was once part of Mexico. More than half of its population is now of Mexican ancestry.
4 May 08
Thank you very much, in fact most Amercian people don't know xizang ever China, then someone think China is also a red-country, but the truth is that we are al the same. As my country is in a stage of fast growing, so many promble and lots misunstander are easily happen. In the 2008 olympic games, all we see some not happy things, it no promble but we hope most of Foreigns can come and see it yourself, then we can shall the truth and the friends. Don't forget we are the same, the Gad's children! Good luck!
17 Apr 08
Lots of countries and cities are known as different names around the world. This is probably the case with Tibet, as that is what we call it in the west, whereas in China it is known as xizang. Both are correct. Scotland is called many differnt things around the world and all are correct for that country. I have no interest or right to demand that everyone refers to Scotland as Alba. I would be interested to know the Chinese version of Scotland.