This chapter summarizes the discussion and returns to some of the themes introduced at the beginning. It discusses how pervasive belief in the official narrative is among Han Chinese, but how it has generally failed to resonate among Tibetans. It compares this belief to the persistence of conviction among Christian fundamentalists and shows how empirical evidence and contradictory information from historical sources generally has little effect on Chinese. It describes who many actively self-censor and cling to the official narrative. It concludes with observations regarding how China’s leaders appear to sincerely embrace these dogmas and that they affect relations with other countries.
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