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China Stealing Tibet’s Yaks And Sells Products Back To Tibetans For Big Profits

China Stealing Tibet's Yaks And Sells Products Back To Tibetans For Big Profits

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

A great quiz question for you, what is the national animal of Tibet? Too easy right? Well the Yak, once critical to the nomadic traditions and lives of the majority Tibetan population, no longer enjoys the open grasslands, freely moving from Winter and Summer pasture. Like Tibet’s herders it too has been incarcerated.

 

China Stealing Tibet's Yaks And Sells Products Back To Tibetans For Big Profits

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

Readers and subscribers of our Blog will know that we’ve reported on how Tibetan nomads are being forced from their lands and homes by the Chinese regime into concentration settlements. What happens to the many herds of Yaks left behind  you may wonder?

 

China Stealing Tibet's Yaks And Sells Products Back To Tibetans For Big Profits

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

They are confiscated and sold off at knockdown cost to Chinese-owned companies, who fence the Yaks, mass breed them for slaughter. Apart from meat and leather, textile and medicinal products are processed. These are then marketed and distributed across occupied Tibet and sold to Tibetans at a considerable profit.

 

China Stealing Tibet's Yaks And Sells Products Back To Tibetans For Big Profits

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

Not content with destroying the lifestyle of Tibet’s nomads the Chinese regime and equally corrupt  companies are profiting from the theft and sale of Yaks and related products. As always it is the Tibetan people who are exploited. With those detained in newly built ‘socialist paradise villages’ having to buy Yak meat, sourced from herds which once had been theirs for generations!

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Tibet’s Phone Users Under 24/7 Surveillance

Tibet's Phone Users Under 24/7 Surveillance

Image: @tibettruth/chogo

Couple of days back the Chinese regime trumpeted that phone usage in Tibet had increased to nearly 4 million.

Of course that would be worthy of celebration if such claimed increase came with attendant progress in human rights, religious freedom and respect for Tibet’s cultural traditions.

However far from indicating such improvements (or ideas of economic progress and social modernity, which is what China’s authorities seek to plant in your mind) for Tibetans, the expansion of cell phone networks and personal use is yet another component of the suffocating control over Tibet.

All networks are authorized and monitored by the regime, as is internet and phone use, while the roll-out of 5G across Tibet enables mass surveillance technology. No phone call inside occupied Tibet is safe!

 

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Tibetan Town Placed Under Paramilitary Occupation For Unauthorized Internet Use

In a land already suffocating under the terrorism imposed by the Chinese regime Tibetans continue to be targeted, criminalized, abused and viciously oppressed. Reports emerged today of Chinese paramilitary on the streets of Dza Wonpo, a town in occupied Tibet’s Kham region during  late 2019. That the information has surfaced now is due to the  complete lock-down forced upon Tibetans, daily activities are constantly monitored and recorded, informers are ever present, while the internet is under 24/7 surveillance by the Chinese authorities.

Tibetan Town Placed Under Paramilitary Occupation For Unauthorized Internet Use

Image: made possible by courageous Tibetans inside Tibet

Under such circumstances it is remarkable that these images and report has been made available, due entirely to very courageous Tibetans from inside Tibet. From their information over thirty Tibetans were arrested and held between November 21 and December 12 2019, with a further eight people detained. Their ‘crimes’ it appears were being suspected of using the internet to contact exiled Tibetans, and possessing images of the Dalai Lama.

Tibetan Town Placed Under Paramilitary Occupation For Unauthorized Internet Use

Image: made possible by courageous Tibetans inside Tibet

The response from the Chinese regime was typical, dispatching a massive convoy of ‘security’ vehicle and flooding the town with paramilitary troops. Such is the reality for Tibetans existing under the illegal and brutal rule of China.

 

 

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Facebook’s Intrusive Disruption To Our Engagement On Tibet

Facebook's Intrusive Disruption To Our Engagement On Tibet

Image: techhive/factualized by @tibettruth

This is a heads-up to all our friends and subscribers who follow and engage with our Facebook (FB) page /digitalactivism

On Tuesday January 7 Facebook’s censor-bots will deny us access to that, so we’re reaching out to all our friends here who support our work on Tibet and would like to continue to follow us for news, information and campaigns. Join us at our replacement Facebook page here —>> https://www.facebook.com/Tibettruth-100444794824609

This has been created to temporarily replace our previous page /digitalactivism due to be locked down (January 7, 2020) to us by FB because we did not comply with demands to make known our account’s admin location nor provide a cell phone number. We declined to do so as we oppose that intrusion of privacy and confidentiality, and would not wish to expose such data to third-parties, including Chinese interests.

We’ve published this page to allow our many friends a link where they can continue to receive news, information and campaign actions on Tibet. It is vital that the human rights situation inside occupied Tibet is exposed and opposed, and allowed to reach the widest audience possible. As a dominant social media platform with a massive global reach Facebook is an invaluable resource towards our activism. It allows us to report on issues, abuses, and events relating to Tibet which mainstream media utterly ignores.

Denying us that freedom of speech is a form of censorship that pleases only the Chinese regime, who welcome the silencing of any voice that reveals their tyranny. In the spirit of human rights and free expression we hope that this latest page will not also be targeted by the censorial algorithms of Facebook.

Meanwhile we intend to rebuild our presence here, providing thoughtful articles, breaking news and related information on Tibet. We look forward to reaching out and reconnecting with our global friends and supporters. It begins today!

Please tell your friends and share this on your FB page.Thanks.

Why’s this happening you may wonder? Well our page has over the past months been attracting increasing numbers of views and interaction, which has been amazing in getting the message out on Tibet. Couple days back we get a notification from FB threatening to close our page unless we complete their ‘two way authentication’, which requires us to provide a cell number and confirm a location.

 

Facebook's Intrusive Disruption To Our Engagement On Tibet

Image: shutterstock

Now given the record of FB on personal data-mining and releasing information to third parties, along with its notorious vulnerabilities we are not going to provide them with any details that would compromise our operational anonymity or personal data of volunteers who run our Facebook account. We read also that cell-phone numbers provided may have been made available to corporations and advertisers, of course we cannot discount that Chinese interest in such data could also be a risk.

 

Facebook's Intrusive Disruption To Our Engagement On Tibet

Image: bengarrison

On this basis we wont be agreeing to their demand, in the short term it means an inconvenience and break in communication with many people who have been engaging with our page, but we will be reaching out across social-media to reconnect. What we shall not be doing is complying with Facebook’s latest intrusions nor allowing what is a form of censorship to block our outreach with friends on that platform.

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Tibetans Have Nothing To Celebrate As 2020 Ushers In More Oppression For Tibet

Tibetans Have Nothing To Celebrate As 2020 Ushers In More Oppression For Tibet

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

Well we made it, 2020  has arrived and around the world much celebration for a better year, unless you were a Tibetan suffering under the relentless misery and oppression of Chinese rule. In Lhasa and across occupied Tibet there were no parties, music concerts or dancing, only the sound of paramilitary patrols stomping along the sidewalk.

While the highlight show for the evening was a speech from Xi Jinping extolling the virtues of patriotism and loyalty to the Chinese communist party and its ambitions for the so-called Motherland.

For any Tibetan who dared go outside they would be confronted by the countless armed patrols ensuring what the Chinese authorities call ‘social harmony’

 

Tibetans Have Nothing To Celebrate As 2020 Ushers In More Oppression For Tibet

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

All movement is constantly monitored and Tibetans face a series of suffocating restrictions, roads into and out of towns are littered with checkpoints and anyone driving is targeted for ID checks.

 

Tibetans Have Nothing To Celebrate As 2020 Ushers In More Oppression For Tibet

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

In Lhasa and other Tibetan towns high-tech security systems are being implemented, including facial recognition cameras and bio-metric barriers to control and identify each and every Tibetan. There is no aspect of life inside Tibet which is free from surveillance and Chinese regime oppression.

 

Tibetans Have Nothing To Celebrate As 2020 Ushers In More Oppression For Tibet

Image: researched and produced by @tibettruth

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Concentration Camps, Mass Surveillance, Torture And Oppression The Grim Backdrop To The 2022 Winter Olympics

Concentration Camps, Mass Surveillance, Torture And Oppression The Grim Backdrop To The 2022 Winter Olympics

Image: gannetcdn/amended @tibettruth

With 2020 about to blast off we thought it an opportune moment to remind our subscribers, readers and many friends around the planet of the degree of corruption at the heart of international athletics and within the Olympic community.

Of course there’s so many issues, but for us it’s the sickening appeasement of China’s regime which is most irksome.  None more so than agreeing to host the 2022 Winter Games in that country. A decision taken despite the broken assurances and failures surrounding the 2008 Olympics, hosted in China. During which Tibetans and Uyghurs were being brutally oppressed, tortured and jailed for demanding freedom and human rights.

Those heading the international athletics community turned their eyes away, maintained a silence, while not a single athlete or club we appealed to directly expressed any concern or solidarity. Others went further, including the guy above, Craig Reedie, current head of the world doping agency, who denied and appeased on the subject of China’s troubling human rights violations.

This narrative of denial, excuse and concealment looks set to be repeated during the next twelve months as preparations intensify for the 2022 Winter Games. Will athletes take a stand this time, or can we expect the allure of fame, self-interest and fortune to take precedence once again?

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Tibetan Herders Forced Into Life Of Dependency And Misery In Southern Tibet

Tibetan Herders Forced Into Life Of Dependency And Misery In Southern Tibet

Image: cctv with factual update from @tibettruth

December 23 2019 The Chinese regime forcibly removed nearly three thousand Tibetan herders from their traditional lands in Nagchu region of U Tsang, occupied Tibet.

Tibetans were rounded up and forced onto a number of convoys which headed off to Gongkar in the South of Tibet.The traditional Tibetan nomadic culture has been targeted for eradication, Tibetans who enjoyed the independence of living across Tibet’s grasslands and mountain valleys are promised a dream life of prosperity in ‘socialist paradise villages’.

Tibetan Herders Forced Into Life Of Dependency And Misery In Southern Tibet

Image: cctv with factual update from @tibettruth

What they get is a miserable existence in a concrete concentration camp, where they are entirely dependent upon their Chinese oppressors for fuel, food and power supplies.

Tibetan Herders Forced Into Life Of Dependency And Misery In Southern Tibet

Image: cctv with factual update from @tibettruth

Despondency, depression, alcoholism and other psychological illnesses become the new norm. This is precisely the  broken and servile condition that China’s tyranny calculated, as part of its campaign to eliminate Tibetan cultural and national identity.

Please add your name to our petition opposing this genocidal assault upon Tibetan culture and calling for a response from the UN

http://chng.it/hP9wkSdx52