day 2 - ARAI SHIN-ICHI
Petit Retrospective of ARAI Shin-ichi
Works from 1999-2009
The second of 5 nights of performances by Mr. Shin-ichi
The statement of Mao Tzetong on 7th May 1959:
Now it seemed that appeasing of the uprising was warmly welcomed by the majority of people in Tibet. The traitors�Cwho were extremely away from the people, robbed the property of them everywhere for a living. Thus the majority supported the Peoples Liberation Army to appease the uprising.
Suokang and Pala started the uprising. They made a mistake on estimating both the position and our policy to Tibet. Our policy, as you know, was not to innovate in the coming six years. And whether it needs to innovate after six years was according to the situation at that time. After we made this decision, we withdrew 30,000 troops in order to combine them together and make progress. However, they made use of the situation and organized the uprising started by the traitors from Xikang in Shannan.
The first purpose of them starting the uprising was to drive the Army away and intimidate us. They knew nothing about our policy and the power of the PLA. It took two days and two nights for only ten companies to appease the uprising in Lhasa, while four corps in Shannan. Now the PLA has added two and a half divisions, one in Shannan and another one in Changdu, the left half to protect the traffic system of Qingzang Line.