Dr. Fischer believes that China’s highly subsidized economy structure in Tibetan Autonomous Region and other Tibetan areas disempowers the Tibetans, while making the Chinese economic power holders in the region.
Chinese authorities released Tsekyab of Serta Yarlung County, Karze Prefecture on August 12, after completing a two-year prison term. “We welcome the hero of Tibetan freedom struggle, Tsekyab,” was written on a slogan when family members and local Tibetans welcomed him. Tsekyab was arrested by the Chinese authorities two years back on August 12 for allegedly distributing political literature as a member of “Anti-Communist Tibetan Youth Party.”
Lodoe Pasang's suicide incident occurred days after the authorities arrested their local chief, Wangdak last Tuesday, August 12, during which the local Tibetans held a peaceful protest to request for the chief's release.