Retired Chinese officials question Tibetan education reforms
Jan. 11 (savetibet.org): A number of prominent Tibetans, including retired Chinese government officials and educationalists, in Qinghai province have submitted a daring and extensive petition calling for the scrapping of proposed education reforms that they say contravene Chinese laws and fear will lead to Tibetan being sidelined as the language of instruction in Tibetan areas.
Enacting the proposed education reforms, the petitioners argue, would be “in serious contempt of the authority of the nation’s laws. Unless the National People’s Congress revises the Autonomy Law, an administrative office, such as a provincial-level government office, has absolutely no authority to exceed the principles and provisions of a basic law by issuing regulations without authority and in contravention of the law.”
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