US Ambassadors Refuse Tibetan Girls Visas To Play Soccer

If ever Tibetans needed a reminder that the US State Department is no friend of Tibet, then they were presented with damning evidence of that reality on Friday February 24.

Officials in US Embassies in Delhi India and Kathmandu denied short stay tourist visas to a Tibetan girls soccer team which had been invited to take part in a tournament in Dallas, Texas.

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, her staff at US Embassy, Kathmandu refused visas to Tibetan soccer team

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, her staff at US Embassy, Kathmandu refused visas to Tibetan soccer team

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Despite the best efforts of organizers, the provision of documentation, and proof of sponsorship, the hopes of these girls to represent Tibet in a prominent competition was cruelly dashed. No clear reasons have been provided beyond the insistence that they have ‘no good reason to travel’ to the US.

Ms MaryKay Carlson Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Her officials refused cisas to Tibetan soccer team

Ms MaryKay Carlson Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Her officials refused visas to Tibetan soccer team

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Of course subscribers to our Blog will already be aware of what lies behind this politicized rejection, the State Department’s appeasement of China, especially regarding the bogus claim that Tibet is ‘part of China’. So sensitive on this are officials within the department that any suggestion of the US encouraging, endorsing or associating with the notion of Tibetan national identity is strictly avoided.

Which explains the heartless denial issued by embassy staff. It is difficult to conceive that this decision was made without the knowledge or endorsement of the heads of mission.

Anyone wishing to express their concern and opposition to this decision may tweet to:

@USAmbIndia  (Ms MaryKay Carlson  Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in New Delhi)

@USAmbNepal (Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, US Embassy, Kathmandu)

 

A Delicious Traditional Soup Recipe To Welcome In The Tibetan New Year

Traditional Tibetan New Year Offering In The Home

Traditional Tibetan New Year Offering In The Home

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With Chinese tyranny still oppressing the lives of Tibetans inside occupied Tibet some within the exiled Tibetan community will for a few days following February 27 choose to have a restrained Tibetan New Year (Losar) celebration. Kind of tough to get into the party mood with ongoing oppression, nomads forced into concentration settlements, show-trials illegally sentencing Tibetans. While China’s paramilitary forces are placing regions, towns and monasteries under siege. Many though will enjoy the usual celebration, music, dancing and delicious feasts that accompany this festival, apart from being immense fun it also honors Tibet’s rich and distinct culture.

For any of our friends and subscribers who may like to celebrate Losar here’s traditional Tibetan soup recipe which we are sure you will find very tasty, especially with the Winter lingering on. The ingredients for this are easily obtained and the method is not so difficult, producing a hearty and warming dish. The soup we have chosen is called in Tibetan Thenthuk, we have done so because its less involved than the usual dish made a couple of days ahead of Losar, known as Guthuk We hope you will enjoy preparing and sharing this meal, and in so doing spare a thought for Tibet’s true cause for national freedom.

Thenthuk (Flat Noodle Soup)

First make the Noodles

A handful of white flour (you can use any kind of flour)

100ml water (room temperature)

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp oil

In a bowl mix these ingredients well and then knead on a floured surface for 4 minutes.Cover the dough and leave to stand for 5 minutes (you can use any kind of cover) but don’t leave it for longer than 5 minutes or it will get too sticky. Next, flatten the dough into a thin sheet and cut into long strips.

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Now The Soup

Heat a large, deep pan and fry the following for 30 seconds, or until the garlic begins to brown:

3 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp garlic

1 tbsp ginger

Now Add The Following:

1 large tomato, roughly chopped

1 small onion, chopped in half

1 carrot, chopped thinly

1 green pepper, chopped

1 handful of cabbage, sliced (spinach or other greens are just as good)

Fry for 1 minute until the tomato is mashed then add 1200ml boiling water.

Now Add The Noodles

Before putting the pasta strips in the soup, drape them over your arm and tear strips off, about an inch in size. Cook for 2 minutes until the water is boiling again.

Finally add 1 tbsp soy sauce.

Before serving make a plain omlette (2 eggs for 6 people, 1/4tsp salt and 1/4tsp black pepper). Allow this to cool and then chop into strips before adding on top of each dish.

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No bowl of Tibetan soup is complete without a serving of chilli-sauce or powder. Enjoy

Grateful thanks to Lhamo’s Kitchen For this recipe

Thank You Anonymous For Supporting Tibetan Independence Day

Graphic courtesy of @team_riddler

This is a shout-out to those anonymous activists who yesterday targeted Chinese government websites in action to support Tibetan Independence Day. Your active solidarity with the just cause of Tibet is greatly appreciated. That you chose to take a stand for justice, human rights and national freedom for the Tibetan people, against the the Chinese regime, is an action which would resonate in the hearts of Tibetans living under the shadow of that tyranny.

The operation you carried out not only disabled a number of official sites, causing disruption and delay to the Chinese authorities, but more importantly sent a resounding message. Namely, that people around the world care about the plight of Tibetans and are willing to expose and oppose the dark realities of Chinese rule in Tibet. In addition, thanks to your actions the issue was given wide exposure across the digital maelstrom of social media.We were greatly assisted in receiving news about events by the following, who deserve special mention: @AnonymousTibet @team_riddler @anonymzmeduza @BodhiAnon @anonriddler @ProjectInject

Tibetan Independence Day

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February 13 is Tibetan Independence Day an event recalling the historic sovereignty of Tibet and the fact that Tibet remains within international law an independent nation under  illegal occupation. We salute the brave people inside Tibet who continue to oppose Chinese rule.

On this occasion it is important to remind our Tibetan friends that we stand with you in your just cause for national independence and we shall continue to do all we can in active solidarity with the movement for Tibet’s national liberation.

In this we are given very welcome support from people around the world and are really grateful to all those who offer their knowledge, skills and donations towards our efforts. We also acknowledge the contributions made by Anonymous activists, who today are taking action against Chinese government websites.

Together we are stronger.

Anonymous Primed For Day Of Action Against Chinese Government Websites

Print Screen of Tweet from @anonymzmeduza

Looks like Anonymous is set to strike against Chinese government websites this February 13, an action of solidarity (on Tibetan independence day) which is being reported across Twitter. We’d like to thank @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of this and to all those hacktivists who will be taking part, including #teamriddler #Op_Tibet and #BlackHat. Your active support for Tibet’s just cause is greatly appreciated. Thanks to @anonymzmeduza for her graphic.

Claim That UK Labour MP’s Office Funded By China

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As the unnerving reality of the Donald’s Administration unfolds there’s some comfort to observe the shadier side of politics elsewhere, a convenient distraction, right? Well taking a look-see at a report today in the UK’s Times newspaper suggests that the flow of dirty cash from China’s regime does not stop at DC but extends into British political life also.

The Parliamentary office of  MP Barry Gardiner, is reported as receiving nearly $250, 000 annual payments from a legal company with claimed links to the Chinese government. Including acting, according to another source, as legal advisor to the Chinese Embassy in London.  The son of the company’s  top executive, just happens to have a position at the office of the MP. Join the dots folks!

Of course it’s all legitimate according to the British Parliament, why? Well within that system as long as such ‘earnings’ are declared there’s no problem. Hmmm makes us wonder just what constitutes ‘dirty money’ over there in the UK? Would their politicians be so open about accepting funds from Iranian or Russian sources? Guess China’s financial ‘donations’ are deemed morally and politically acceptable!!!