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Bitter Blow for Tibetan Mother-tongue Education

Expand Poster issued by China in primary schools in Tibet. Translation: “Love the national flag, Sing the national anthem Mandarin is the working language in schools Please speak the common language (Mandarin) and write the characters correctly”. Source: Dondrup Dorje’s blog 2016 In early April, schools in Ngawa [Ch.: Aba] prefecture, a largely Tibetan region of China’s Sichuan province, reopened following the Covid-19 outbreak. The good news came with a disturbing development: the use of Tibetan language in classes would be scrapped as of September, when the next academic year begins. Last…

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