Well, i won't let my blood pressure rise, but that is one of my big resentments against the so-called government in exile of Tibet. The Tibetans have hated the Han, and the Han have despised the Tibetans for a thousand years or more. That's not likely to change. But before the Chinese invasion in 1950, the rule of the monasteries made European feudalism of a thousand years ago look positively enlightened. A peasant felt himself lucky if he could get his son in a monastery because then boy would eat all his life, something he could not be certain of if he stayed at home. It is estimated that before the Chinese invasion, the peasants of Tibet were supporting some 60,000 monks (high end estimates run to 80,000 to 90,000).
At the time of the Chinese invasion, in 1950, there were no paved roads in Tibet, there were no railroads, there was no airport, there were no clinics and no hospitals, no water treatment plants or sewer systems and no public schools. Under Chinese rule, all of these have been provided, if not immediately after 1950. The Dalai Lama was in Tibet until 1959, after which he went into exile. The so-called government in exile is allegedly "freely elected." Oh? By whom? The members of the parliament were "elected" by other Tibetan exiles, most of whom are monks. Those who stand for election come from a short list provided by the Dalai Lama. Beginning in 1960, the CIA provided the Dalai Lama an annual income as the head of a government in exile. According to Wikipedia, that was one million seven hundred thousand US dollars at that time. The last year for which i have seen reliable data, 2007, was the year that he received more than 22,000,000 dollars in donations, some private, some from governemnts which wish to destabalize the Chinese rule. This joker lives in the lap of luxury, in four star hotels, flying first class with his so-called government in exile. I'll bet it does require tens of millions of dollars for that cadre of parasites to live in that style. They made a big deal a few years ago because he gave 900,000 pounds sterling to charity (not a significant fraction of twenty million dollars). However, most of that money went to a foundation to teach science to Tibetan monks and a foundation to study compassion. It was claimed (and disputed) that a million dollars went to feed hungry people in India. Given the population of India, that works out to a fraction of a penny per person. I just personally consider him to be one of history's most successful flim-flam artists. Does he give off an aura of peace and benevolence? Sure--i would too if i got millions of dollars per annum in donations and lived in four star hotels.
End of rant--that was the short version.