Here’s a quick run through of what I perceive to the pros and cons to autonomy and independence, should Tibet obtain either:
-A self governing state that would manage its own internal and local affairs. However international affairs and military would be managed by China.
-Economic benefits from China’s rich and quickly growing economy.
-Command of Tibetan internal affairs.
-Military protection from China.
-Quicker infrastructural development.
-A dependency on China.
-Larger Chinese cultural influence on Tibet.
-No international relations as a separate state.
-Media and educational censorship.
-Totalitarianism of CCP(Chinese Communist Party): therefore little say in national government affairs and also possibility to be overruled by the CPC government.
-Capitulation to the CPC justification of Tibet having been always part of China.
-Accepting China’s national policies and international baggage and policies.
-A self governing state, at every level, not under the control of any other power.
-National pride as an independent Tibetan state.
-The satisfaction of accomplishing a long hard struggle.
-Complete command over Tibet’s own independent national government.
-Ability to deal with the large Chinese population within Tibet. Whether that means deportation or denying Chinese migrants entry into Tibet.
-Most probably, bitter relations with China.
-A land locked state, thus no access to any ocean.
-Vulnerability to foreign influences/control.
-Difficulties to create infrastructure or development at a much slower rate.
These are the few that quickly came to mind for me, if I can think of any others I’ll edit and add them. Comment on what your think should be added to the list or maybe taken away.