A former Beijing based correspondent Rowan Callick has today found himself being used by China’s Ministry of Propaganda, who it seems have been attributing to him statements on Tibet, which The Australian’s Asia-Pacific editor has publicly rejected:.
“APPARENTLY I have told millions of readers in China that the people of Tibet are living “a wonderful life”, as in the title of Frank Capra’s sunniest film. My glowing words, replicated on several official websites in China, starting with that of the China Daily, came as a surprise to me. For I didn’t utter them.” SOURCE
Once again China’s regime reveals itself as utterly cynical and duplicitous on the issue of its occupation of Tibet, driven by a desperation to conceal the grim oppression and cultural genocide suffered by Tibetans.