Argument: The average Tibetan does not actually want independence from China
- "Seven Questions: What Tibetans Want." News Post India. April 6th, 2008 - "Foreign Policy: What does the average Tibetan want? Is it independence, or a greater share of Tibet's modernization and economic growth, which has been dominated by Han Chinese?
- Robert Barnett: Not really either of those things. We have to be very careful not to confuse exile politics, which is a demand for anti-China this and anti-China that, with internal politics, which is much more pragmatic, complex, and sophisticated."