You said: "well at least if the Chinese are going to ravage Tibet, they might help save the environment. So let us acknowledge and shed a tear for Tibet's sacrifice for all mankind." Honestly, the first sentence should be in the past tense. Have you ever been there? Monasteries which held 10,000 monks reduced to 6. Yes, 6. Most other monasteries obliterated entirely. Massive Han Chinese "settlement" in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa means it is barely Tibetan anymore. Breaks on the limit on number of children for Han Chinese that relocate to Tibet. And that is just recently. Go back a decade or two and you will find overwhelming military force used to subjugate and kill Tibetans. Mass rapes of Tibetan nuns. Plundering of the treasures of the potala. (The only reason the big gold bhudda remains is that it was too big/heavy to carry away.) Lets not forget the brilliant idea of forcing Tibetans to grow wheat instead of barley and the ensuing famine. Anyways, having been both there and Bhutan, I can say that in my observation, the Tibetan culture is dying. Contrasting it with the Bhutan culture, there is no way you could say the Tibetans have survived the Chinese onslaught. Even 10 years ago when I was there it was unmistakably a dying culture. The ravagement was more or less complete at that time. Now it is just time for the vultures to pick over the corpse (yes, a deliberate reference to sky burials).