Many people think Tibet was a paradise before the Chinese arrived. It wasn't. It was a state run on serfs, where a few rich landowners lived on the back of tithes, slave labour and the penury of the rest.
But that doesn't give a country the right to replace one form of repression with another.
For Tibet, read Burma. For Burma, read Tibet.
The only difference is money.
And that's no difference at all.