关于建立西藏流亡政府的虚拟政府的可行性设想 (English Version)
The idea of the practicality to build a virtual government for the exiled government of Tibet
A friend of mind asked me to edit a PDF document a few days ago, which is about the “Conference of the Legislator of the Parliament of the Commonwealth Australia”, and invited me to take a look then. I never had any interest of the so called conference as the revolution is not anything funny or easy. There is no mean to hide in Australia and hold conference everyday at the time Hong Kong has fallen into a chaos.
I think there are still some reasons to have a look and make some questionnaires and comments, however, since I am acknowledged of the meeting.
How many local people in Tibet are acknowledged and supportive of the operation of the exiled government of Tibet?
Can they proof that more than half of the Tibetan people support the exiled government?
Have they ever thought about building a virtual government to serve the Tibetans directly with the executive ability with Internet or other technologies?
The exiled government cannot represent the Tibetan people as there is no evidence to proof that over half of the people support it. The exiled government has to make every means to represent the Tibetan people or there is no mean for existence.
Everything in my impression to the Exiled government is what I’ve learned in my high school textbook. It’s not because I have never tried to study about it. I can find nothing to get to know it but a poor-designed Chinese Official website. The exiled government is still using the old-fashioned technology 25 years ago.
It might not be a pleasing idea. From my perspective of view, the only thing that the exiled government rely on is the reputation of Dalai Lama. There is no specific plan till now. It will be permanently forgotten if the exiled government can’t return to Tibet in 20 years. It’s not funny that the Chinese Communist party is investing plenty of infrastructure in Tibet.
How can the exiled government go back to Tibet?
The answer is what I have mentioned in the topic. The exiled government must be built on a facility that is not on the land it governs but is able to represent and serve the Tibetan people, which is a non-symbolic and offshore virtual government, instead of the unrealistic “third way”. I’ll explain it more later in the passage.
Traditionally the government is born to grief the taxes of the people it governs and use it to protect the class of governance. It requires a large enforcement facility so it needs a large area and a great number of people to be sustainable. Most typically, the Communism Chinese Government. Apparently, a big government is inevitable to collapse under the savage and out-dated pattern.
The free and civilised world applies the more efficient and stable structure of governance, the servicing government it is. It is the one requiring fewest employees and least expenditure, and easy to become standardised and cloud-based. Building a efficient and low cost system, the people under the limited government gains the maximum.
A limited government can be internet-based when the society become civilized enough. Without any government building seen, the government is virtualized. There are many counties around the world starts its plan of the virtualization of their governments, such as Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, and so on.
Speaking of the exiled government of Tibet, it is like a virtual government itself. The big difference between it and a common government is that there is no people that it represents. The only way to come back to Tibet in actual, is to offer the government service. It doesn’t mean that the exiled government cannot serve its people without a building in Tibet.
What can the exiled government do for its people?
Establishing the Identification system for the citizens and servicing system for internal affairs.
Providing with encrypted communication service, such as Email, Instant Messaging, VPN, and so on.
Establishing the Central bank, issuing sovereign currencies and a payment and transferring system.
Establishing the management system for commercial facilities to manage the trading and taxation online.
Establishing the voting and election system.
Establish the online legislation, parliament and judicial system
Establish the online school system to provide with education resources.
Establish the news facilities and state press.
Are they technically possible?
Establishing government affair websites based on Tor or any other encrypted network. Using the existing U-key or 2FA Authenticator as private key.
Implementing currency issuing and management, citizen and commercial facility registration management and support, and general election and parliament legislation based on blockchain technology.
Digitizing the Tibet culture with existing resources. Publish the official study material on educational websites.
Making use of the existing Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and their own press, speaking for the Tibetan people in multiple languages.
Could the funds and time be a problem?
Tibetan people has sufficient funds which are beyond your imagination. There are solutions that are ready for customization. It could be finished in a year.
The greatest gap to realize the virtual government is not the funds and technology, but the difficulties of accepting something new. Dalai Lama and the exiled government has left the Tibetan people for 60 years, fighting on the battlefield beyond their domination, which makes them lose their advantage. The Chinese Communist Party develops the most cutting-edge electronic business and information technology. The only weakness is the big government. The exiled government will be farther from their native land if they fail to take the opportunities.
My opinions on the “middle way” made by the exiled government.
I don't think the middle way is realistic at all. Instead of gaining support from the people, expecting to be amnestied and rewarded by the Chinese Communist Party is unrealistic. The exiled government does not represent the Tibetan people. Secondly, it is the illegal Communist government that they are expecting to talk to, which cannot represent the Chinese people, either. There is no use for the conversation between two illegal organizations which does not represent their people. Rather than so called middle way, do something for the Tibetan people is more practical.