Argument: By depriving Tibet of independence, China damages its own image

Issue Report: Tibet independence

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A poll of three Western and three Asian countries shows there was widespread criticism of Chinese policies toward Tibet even before the current crackdown on protests began, according to the poll organized by
Large majorities in the three Western countries — 74 percent in the United States, 75 percent in France and 63 percent in Britain were critical of Beijing.
In Asia, views were more varied. In South Korea, 84 percent were critical. In Indonesia, 54 percent were critical, though only 12 percent endorsed Beijing’s position.
However in India, views were nearly evenly divided, with 37 percent siding with critics, 33 percent siding with China and 31 percent not taking a position.”