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Twitter has emailed us and confirmed that our Twitter account is now restored, seems it was an error caused by their automated system

“Twitter has automated systems that find and remove automated spam accounts in bulk. Unfortunately, it looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake. Your account is now unlocked, sorry for the inconvenience.”

 

 

 

China Needs To Edit DNA Of Its Diseased Regime!

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With today’s announcement that a Chinese team of research biologists has edited the DNA of an embryo with a view to screening out a gene thought responsible for a blood disease the possibilities of genetic manipulation seem without limit. Are we so far from designed babies, guaranteed free from  disease or physical ‘disability’? A scary future awaits, one that may be glimpsed at in the pages of science fiction. Despite the horrific prospect of commercials promoting genetic alteration services, or clone agencies providing cheap-labor perhaps bio-science can one day reveal if genes are a determinant influence upon a person’s psychology?

What opportunities that raises as biologists edit DNA to ensure that babies are born who will not develop into narcissistic tyrants, psychopathic torturers and killers or sociopaths, Given the genocidal record of China’s communist regime and the misery, destruction and death it has inflicted (and continues doing so) upon untold millions perhaps Chinese bio-research should focus upon creating a new generation of politicians who are by design incapable of such tyranny! That would be some brave new world.

Viral Tibetan Wedding Photos Are Another Chinese Deception!

You matter to China’s regime, or we should fine tune that to say, your understanding matters. To such an extent that it invests considerable resources, time and effort towards ensuring you are cultured and influenced towards holding a perception that has been carefully fabricated to conceal the odious realities of Chinese rule in Tibet. While promoting the big lie that Tibetans are enjoying a freedom and modernity as ‘part of China’. An ideological war is ongoing, a relentless propaganda campaign engineered by China’s Ministry of Disinformation that’s directed at you and others within an international audience, to reassure and convince that reports of oppression, forced-sterilizations, torture, cultural genocide , forced-labor, and the denial of religious and civil freedoms suffered by Tibetans is untrue.

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The latest deception draws upon slick marketing strategy to push the message, with you as the ‘target customer’,  the ‘product’ (the falsehood of a contended and progressive Tibetans) is being sold to you in a way long familiar to commercial agencies. The psychological levers that have been exerted upon consumers for years are now being used by China’s regime to sell you as fact what in reality is pure deception. How best to realize that? What medium would reach a maximum audience, while having a content to exert the outcome desired? Any ideas?

Simplicity and emotion are key activators in marketing and some of the greatest commercials have used such a formula to great advantage, so with that in mind what concept has China’s propaganda engineers devised to shift your thinking on Tibet? Well we all enjoy a good story, right? What could be better than a happy ending for two young lovers? How many people have been cultured to celebrate and aspire to a marketed image of beauty? Have we been ‘educated’ to equate modernity with individual freedom and progression? Conceptual and emotive associations may already be coursing through your subconscious, triggering all sorts of programed feelings and ideas.  A similar reaction from you being is sought by a series of images which appeared recently on the internet and have been aggressively promoted across a number of social networks.

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These show what is promoted as a young Tibetan couple in a variety of on-street locations in Tibet and China, these are though no ordinary images, it’s all very high-definition, cinematic poses, high fashion modernity and front-cover cosmetics. The message suggesting individual freedom, progression, social movement and development, masks a sly manipulation that exploits an emotional appeal associated with our response to the ideas of ‘love’ ‘courtship’ ‘marriage’ personified by and performed by these two carefully selected and highly photogenic models.

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The photographs invite us to celebrate and be happy for these young romantics who one minute are dressed in Armani the next wearing traditional Tibetan clothes. A modern Tibet in which cultural values are respected, so much so that we see them at the foot of Lhasa’s Potala Palace, hands raised in veneration, but of what exactly? Eagle-eyed subscribers may notice at the top of that former home of the Dalai Lama flies the flag of communist China and we suspect that it is to China’s regime that these actors offer their praise.

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The reality is of course very different indeed, although the facts of China’s tyranny against Tibetans has not dissuaded media organizations such as CNN from promoting this deception, without criticism or question. Either that agency is utterly inept in terms of journalism or it is a willing partner in peddling China’s disinformation on Tibet. Whatever the case by publishing these images it is misinforming its readers and viewers about the plight of ordinary Tibetans, whose culture and freedoms are violently suppressed. We hope our readers and subscribers will share this article and in so doing spread the word to counter such offensive and duplicitous propaganda.

A ‘Middle Way’ Is Not Possible With China’s Tyrannical Regime!

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How many times must China forcefully reject any prospect of negotiations regarding the proposal of improved or genuine autonomy for Tibet before the advocates of that policy awake from their self-induced delusion that compromise and reason is possible from the Chinese regime?

Its State Council Information Office has today emphatically dismissed the likely-hood of discussions on Tibet in a lengthy rebuttal that stipulated any possible talks would focus upon the Dalai Lama and engage only with his private representatives, it contemptuously described the Central Tibetan Administration as “essentially a separatist political group”.

“Any negotiations will be limited to seeking solutions for the Dalai Lama to completely abandon separatist claims and activities and gain the forgiveness of the central government and the Chinese people”

So what now for Doctor Lobsang Sangay and his colleagues in the Central Tibetan Administration as they evaluate yet another disdainful repudiation from the Chinese government?

The writing has of course been on the wall for a number of years, the message from China’s psychopathic leaders has been consistent, this latest statement is a reaffirmation of that hardline policy.

“As the political status and system of Tibet is stipulated by the Chinese Constitution and laws, the ‘Tibet issue’ and ‘a high degree of autonomy’ are not up for discussion”.

The stark choice for Tibetans in exile is to either completely surrender to Chinese demands or resist and restore Tibet’s national liberation as the central and unified objective of the Tibetan cause.

Tragically however we anticipate that the desperate efforts to reach an accord with the Chinese authorities will continue to determine the response of the Central Tibetan Administration.

 

Tibetan Self-Immolates In Kham Region Of Occupied Tibet

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Now confirmed that on Thursday April 9, 2015  another self-immolation protest occured in occupied Tibet, Yeshi Kando aged 42 a Buddhist nun from the Kardze region of Kham in Eastern Tibet.

According to reports she shouted slogans calling for the return of the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama, freedom for Tibet and the Dalai Lama’s long life as she set herself ablaze.

Chinese paramilitary arrived quickly and extinguished the flames, her family members were later ordered to the local security center although it is reported that no details of her condition was made available to relatives, nor her body returned.

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‘Serf Emancipation’-Delusion, Deception & Duplicity From China’s Regime

Open Communication to
Xinhua News Agency
The People’s Daily

China’s Ministry Of Disinformation, of which your news agency is a prime component, is actively peddling a cynical and fact-free comparison between the abolition of slavery in the United States and the so-called liberation of Tibetans from what’s claimed by the Chinese Regime (absent of independent and conclusive evidence) was a condition of supposed serfdom. That term is history-specific, correctly applied to a Euro-centered cultural and sociopolitical condition, the parallel you make therefore is clearly based, not on academic rigor or convention, but is founded upon ideological agenda.

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There are however some features of United States history and the invasion and occupation of Tibet which are shared, although both The People’s Daily and Xinhua choose to evade those, so let’s take a brief look at the major points of similarity.

From the late 15th Century onwards Europeans invaded the continents now known as the Americas, their arrival and intensive colonization was to have a devastating impact upon the native peoples, millions died having been exposed to newly imported diseases not previously experienced. The expansionism and theft of lands was to reduce first nation tribes to a condition of slavery, facing cultural genocide from a hostile and greed-driven European colonizers. A way of life which had existed for thousands of years now found itself being eradicated. Tribal communities forced from their lands, driven at the point of a gun into ‘reservations’, while their children were exiled from their families, taken away for Christian indoctrination at schools whose aim was assassinate any sense of cultural identity. Does that sound familiar to you? It should do! As Tibetan nomads are now facing a similar fate, their traditional culture targeted for what masquerades as ‘modernization’ but in truth is simply a resource exploiting land-grab, combined with a strategy to marginalize and control a population considered less than equal. Racism too is a shared feature, endemic among all forms of imperialist expansionism.

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Another key factor of similarity is that like Tibet, the lands of North America were invaded by a foreign culture, the colonizers spoke a completely different language, came from a cultural background very alien indeed and possessed a history and ideology not shared by native peoples. The Chinese army which launched an invasion of Tibet in 1950 and the flood of Han colonizers that were to occupy Tibetan lands, like those European ‘settlers’, were in a strange land, removed entirely from understanding or indeed respecting the cultural distinctiveness and identity of the people whose lands and culture they now controlled. Now before you reach for the propaganda button and cite bogus claims that historically Tibet has been part of China, so therefore the invasion was a legitimate action, such assertions are themselves fabrications:

1) The recorded claim that Wencheng, a  Chinese Princess married the 7th Century Tibetan king Songsten Gambo is one of the devices used by your political masters to press the falsehood of China’s claims over Tibet. Arguing that her marriage with a Tibetan ruler established a legitimacy regarding Chinese claims on Tibet. This spurious reasoning is of course a nonsense. To better understand just how ridiculous China’s claim is we need to look, not in 7th Century Tibet, but medieval France and its rival England, and a time equally marked by power politics and alliances. It is around the year 1122 and Éléonore de Guyenne was born. She was to become one of the most powerful and richest women in Europe, receiving the title Duchess of Aquitaine and was to be queen consort of France (1137–1152) and of England (1154–1189). Eleanor of Aquitane, as English historians recorded her name, married on May 18 1152 her cousin, Henry Plantagent, who was to become two years later the King of England. The marriage lasted some thirteen years during which she bore Henry eight children: five sons, three of whom would become kings, and three daughters. Clearly a dynastic alliance and important to note one involving family members, all of whom were French, including England’s ruler! Now if we apply China’s distorted ‘reasoning’ that asserts legitimacy over Tibet, on the basis of ancient allegiances and marriage, then we must now consider that France could lay claim to the United Kingdom due to the historical truth of Eleanor’s marriage to Henry II of England!

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2). The so-called Yuan Dynasty during which China’s regime insists Tibet was part of China was in fact a time (12th Century) when China proper was controlled, occupied and ruled by the Mongolians, who while extending influence over, never conquered Tibet. So despite your historians cleverly trying to conceal the historical fact that China was part of the Mongolian Empire, and dominated by non-Han rulers. By naming it as the ‘Yuan (new) Dynasty’ truth is that on the reasoning of conquest and political power it is Mongolians who can more legitimately claim that Tibet belongs to Mongolia!

3) The final falsehood employed to press claims of legitimacy of Chinese rule over Tibet uses the argument of ‘previous control’. However this assertion derives from the Qing Dynasty when the Emperor  K’ang Hsi who was himself Central Asian and not Chinese intervened in Tibetan affairs, most particularly relating to Buddhism, and established what China’s regime claims was  suzerainty over Tibet. Well a few important considerations here, firstly the Dynasty in question was not Chinese but Manchurian, a people who had more in common with Tibetans than the Han culture. Secondly although Chinese forces established military victories in some parts of eastern Tibet, large parts of such territory was regained by Tibetans in 1865 and later Chinese control was ended there when Tibetans expelled Chinese forces in the early 20th Century.

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Having exposed those duplicitous and baseless claims any attempt by the Chinese Regime to legitimize its occupation of Tibet on historical basis is shown to be a deception based upon a distortion of history. Which returns us  to the main topic of our response to the propaganda being spewed by Xinhua and The China Daily celebrating it’s supposed reforms of 1959 that  ‘liberated of Tibetans from serfdom’. The end of slavery in the United States in no way mirrors what was an act of military aggression by China against Tibet, however what valid parallels there are make very uncomfortable reading for China’s regime and its propaganda mouthpieces. Here they are:

1). Europeans and some African parties exploited and profited from a slave trade that was to provide forced labor for the United States prior to the final ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in December 18, 1865. That condition of servitude and misery was inflicted upon a forcibly displaced people by foreign colonizers (European and later United States citizens) in a land who native peoples had been violently denied their lands, freedoms and culture.

2). Tibetans prior to 1950 enjoyed a Buddhist culture and lived in a land with its own system of government, that enjoyed a number of treaty relations with neighboring states, had a distinct and identifiable cultural and national identity and possessed de jure independence. It was like any other culture not without imperfection or injustice but compared to the genocidal scale of suffering, human rights abuse and loss of life engineered by China’s communist regime it was at the very least a more humane and moderate society, with it’s majority nomadic population enjoying genuine freedom. The Chinese army which invaded in 1950 set in motion decades of misery and tyranny which has transformed Tibet into the world’s largest open-air prison.

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Under the guise of ‘modernization’ China’s policy on Tibet is about expansionism, assimilation and control. Like those Europeans who landed upon the shores of North America its colonizers are there not to ‘liberate’ or support the culture of Tibet but to exploit Tibetan natural resources, marginalize its people, operate an apparatus of apartheid in which Tibetans are marginalized, oppressed and discriminated against That process is relentless and  just as the First Nations of The Great Plains witnessed their lands stolen and found themselves surviving a wretched existence in a reservation so Tibetans are being forced into what are effectively concentration camps, denied their nomadic traditional lifestyle. No amount of propaganda can conceal such realities, nor the facts of history and despite the economic progress and posed photographs of smiling and compliant Tibetans you present, neither The Tibetan people nor an informed global community is deceived. It’s not emancipation but oppression, surveillance and slavery that exists inside Tibet!