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We have received an email response (May 29) from the Vice-Chancellors Office Of University Of Sydney regarding the growing concerns about Doctor Huang Jiefu, China’s forced extraction of organs from executed political and other prisoners, and the decision by the University to honor this Minister of China’s Regime. Here is our reply sent today.
Attention of Professor Stephen Garton
University of Sydney
Re: Doctor Huang Jiefu
Thank you for taking the time to respond to our communication, dated May 2, regarding the increasing international concern surrounding Doctor Huang Jiefu and his association with the University of Sydney. As you may have gathered from the media attention it has attracted, this is a matter of considerable concern to people around the word. As such we are making this reply to your office an open letter so as best to share our position with our own international subscribers and supporters. We are happy to feature a rejoinder from you should you wish.
We have read with interest and noted your comments, while we understand entirely your natural response to support your colleague what is more challenging to fathom is the remarkable degree of trust and credulity your remarks seem to show in favor of accepting the assurances and official comments from the Communist Party Of China, of which your colleague is perhaps a card carrying member. As a highly draconian and totalitarian regime you must surely be aware that China’s authorities operate upon a very different set of values to that aspired towards, or practiced partly at least, by more liberal and democratic states such as Australia.
As you will no doubt be aware there are number of deeply disturbing issues relating to China, the suppression of basic freedoms and gross violation of human rights. That is a matter of documented record. Included of course within that dark litany of abuse is an un-sleeping censorship and manipulation of information, as ever the tyrant conceals, obfuscates, dilutes, fabricates and distracts to best cover the odious excesses of his tyranny.
That China’s regime is economical with the truth is an understatement off any known scale, we only have to recall its denials regarding the massacre of Tienanmen Square in 1989 to appreciate the degree to which it will lie on issues of sensitivity. More recently companies such as Google and governments too are facing a flood of cyber-attacks, clearly emanating from China, yet denied with calm assurance by the Chinese authorities. Then of course we have the deeply troubling situation in Tibet, which the CCP explains away as a politically motivated myth, insisting that Tibetans are a contented and prosperous ‘ethnic minority’ under the tender rule of the ‘Motherland. The calumny of the imperialist.
Given such a record it is particularly difficult to understand how an academic institution such as University of Sydney, with its principles of human rights, democratic values and free speech, can seemingly be so willing to invest credibility in the well oiled assurances of the Communist Party of China, the ruling power in China’s Government.
Not since Leni Riefenstahl lovingly fashioned her propaganda celebrations of Nazi-Germany, or the film board of apartheid South Africa encouraged documentaries of the supposedly contented black populations of the townships, have we witnessed such a calculated machinery of deception as that operated by the Chinese authorities. Yet if we read your comments correctly it seems you accept without a scintilla of skepticism various assurances offered by China’s regime on the issue of organ harvesting from individuals executed by the Chinese state. What form of infatuation with China is exerting such an influence as to suspend your critical faculties towards an authority which is infamous for deceit?
Moreover on what basis, apart from the uncritical consumption of the cynical falsehoods served up by the Chinese officials, do you imagine that the horrific practice of forced organ extraction from political and other prisoners will be realized, under a regime that forcibly sterilizes women, operates a vast network of forced labor camps, brutalizes the occupied peoples of Tibet and East Turkestan and denies its own people genuine civil and political freedoms? From where do you draw your faith in such a corrupted and vicious regime?
Whatever the academic achievements or assertions made by Doctor Huang Jiefu he remains a Minister within the world’s most repressive and censorial regime, furthermore he is closely associated with a program that has been rightly criticized and opposed for abusing human and medical rights. As to the excuse that appears to justify your support for that individual, that he is involved in ‘reform’ within China, can you kindly advise us of what genuinely independent monitoring body is operating to evaluate the reality of such supposed advancements?
There remain serious questions surrounding Doctor Huang Jiefu and many people, including our own global supporters, activists and friends are troubled that the University Of Sydney is associating itself with this individual.
Sanity it would seem has been restored and normal service returned to the Tibetan Youth Congress who at their recent meeting unanimously voted to support and re-endorse the prime objective of Tibet’s rightful independence: SOURCE This is a very welcome affirmation, more so given the recent efforts by a few to destabilize the TYC with various reports of seeking to change the organization’s objective from Tibetan sovereignty to the failed Middle Way Approach currently being peddled by Doctor Sangay and the Central Tibetan Administration.
So what of that small band of trouble-makers, and most surely there can be no other way to more aptly describe the actions of those who publicly challenged the TYC, having reneged on their oath to support Rangzen. Clearly having now found themselves unable to believe in Tibet’s independence it would be difficult in the extreme to imagine how they can remain in their present posts as members. Take into consideration also that according to a Tibetan journalist who attended a meeting of RTYC Bangalore the Executive resorted to an open declaration of rebellion and resignation, if the leadership of TYC did not drop its objective for Tibetan independence! According to the Editor of the Tibet Telegraph, who posted a report on his Facebook account (a copy of which we have) the leadership of that Chapter read aloud a statement threatening to withdraw its membership unless the TYC abandon its stance on independence!
Whatever personal reflections resulted in that threat, and there are some who may see darker forces operating behind recent actions, their continuing presence within TYC cannot be justified, given they now are avowed to supporting the surrender of Tibetan nationhood in exchange for autonomy under Chinese rule. It is hoped that those individuals, and any others who support such treachery, will now salvage some dignity and honor from what has been an entirely unhelpful and damaging episode by immediately resigning from the TYC
Video from @tibettruth
After much discussion and anticipation on Twitter and Facebook at Midnight PDT today a track called ‘Trance For Tibet’ was publicly released by a musical collective known as L’Orchestre Invisible du Tibet. The piece is dedicated to Tibet’s people and their struggle for independence.Much appreciation to all those involved, including our friends over on Twitter.
For years now efforts by the exiled Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to convince China to agree a compromise on Tibet has been consistently and forcefully rejected by the Chinese authorities as a veiled bid to secure independence through the backdoor. Well in a spirit of satirical generosity we offer a solution to Lobsang Sangay, present ‘leader’ of the CTA, which we believe would dissolve China’s suspicions and secure the objective of autonomy for Tibetans, so desperately sought by Doctor Sangay. On May 8 at a presentation to the Council On Foreign Relations in DC he stunned the audience by announcing that “We don’t challenge, or ask for, an overthrow of the Communist Party. We don’t question or challenge the present structure of the ruling party.” adding “We are not asking for democracy for Tibetans in Tibet… we want rights as per the Chinese constitution.”.
Clearly he is dedicated and sincere in trying to secure for Tibetans the coveted status of Chinese citizens and the liberal rights and freedoms they enjoy, so here’s our eight point plan to advance that goal.
1). Dismantle entirely the political structure of governance in exile, this would include closing the Assembly Of Tibetan Deputies (effectively a Parliament)
2). Issue a formal declaration ending the office of the Kashag (the exiled Tibetan Cabinet)
3). Announce that the only legitimate government over Tibetans is that of the People’s Republic Of China (PRC)
4) Formally renounce any and all all political authority deriving from, and resign, your position as Sikyong (Political Leader) and formally close that office.
5). Release a formal statement agreeing that Taiwan is part of the PRC.
6) Publish a statement acknowledging that ‘Tibet’ is formed only by the boundaries of the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region
7) Release a formal admission that Tibet and its people, have since ancient times, been a part of China
8) Concede publicly that matters relating to Tibet and Tibetans is an internal affair of China and make known through a formal public announcement that all criticisms by the CTA of China and its polices in Tibet will end.
We believe that such measures would be a progressive and encouraging development in Doctor Sangay’s efforts to obtain a resolution to the ongoing impasse to negotiations with China. While there maybe some criticism of these compromises, no doubt from the usual hotheads who lack your political wisdom and insight, such is the price of reassuring China’s regime. After all the benefits are immense, citizenship under the laws on autonomy as defined by the Communist Party of China, what a rosy future that would mean for the Zang ethnic minority (formerly known at the Tibetans of U-Tsang)