China Will Pay You to Marry a Tibetan, But Why?

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A marriage arranged and paid for by the Chinese government? There's something fishy in that... (Image: Graphicstock)

China is now offering up to 10,000 yuan to marry someone from an ethnic minority.

If you’re trying to figure out a way around the one child policy, just get an interracial marriage, as they are not subjected to the same rules as Chinese families. China is now openly supporting interracial marriage, especially encouraging Chinese to marry Tibetans. It begs the question: Why is China pushing interracial marriage so hard?

At the ethnic intermarriage family forum Communist Party Chief,  Chen Quanguo, promoted interracial marriage as a way to embrace “ethnic unity”. Some political writers aren’t convinced that China’s motives are that pure.

Tsering Woeser, a Tibetan writer and activist, has written that this policy is a political tool, and a way for China to further colonize Tibet. Evidence for this theory is that the government requires the children of interracial marriages to go to Chinese schools and embrace Chinese customs. Rightfully so, that fact has caused many Tibetans to fear they will continue to lose their culture at the hands of the Chinese government.

With the continued news of the suppression of a number of groups in China, including Tibetans, doesn’t it seem odd that China would suddenly embrace Tibetan culture? Do you think China really wants to embrace ethnic unity?




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