Tibet has always been a separate nationality, just like Estonians. Tibetans have a different culture than Chinese, just like Estonians have a different culture than Russians. They have their own language, just like Estonians have. The only difference between us is that there are 5x more Tibetans and Tibet is not an independant country. They are suffering the same terror that Estonians suffered in the Soviet Union. Luckily Estonia is free now, but due to the stubborness of China, Tibet is still occupied.
Some Chinese are claiming that Tibetans are terrorists and worse than al Qaeda. One of my teachers is a buddhist (but an Estonian) and he has introduced the Tibetan culture and religion to us a little. Their religion is totally pacifistic, even more than Christianity is. I don't see any way they could even hurt a fly. Their religion is based on energy channels in their body and the belief that they can explore and understand their minds better when meditating.
Tibetans are sending their children to India so they could get proper Tibetan education, because China is probably hostile against all other cultures.
I don't see how China could claim they're better than the Soviet Union was... the same terror is there too.
I would also like to hear your opinion.