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Tibet Activists Applaud Congressman’s Partition Proposal

Tibet Activists Applaud Congressman's Partition Proposal

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So let’s get this right shall we..the Tibetan Youth Congress and Students For Free Tibet welcome and support the idea of U-Tsang being recognized as independent but not Amdo or Kham?

That surely cannot be? Or has the level of political desperation sunk so low as to cause these famously pro-Tibetan independence organizations to back such a dangerous and divisive proposal? From a US Congressman clearly unconcerned at consigning several million Tibetans to an uncertain fate under the brutal rule of the Chinese regime, while championing national freedom for Tibetans living in the so-called Tibet Autonomous (sic) Region?

 

What on earth has happened to the Tibetan movement? Have the TYC and SFT forgotten the sacrifices and political aspirations from Tibetans across all three of Tibet’s regions? Well if so it looks like we are are the only activist network in solidarity with national independence for Chol-ka-Sum.

According to a SFT report: “This bill represents a historic milestone for the Tibetan people who have struggled for freedom and independence from China for the last 70 years and it will go down in history as an important moment when the American people recognized Tibet’s legitimate claim to independence,” said Gonpo Dhundup, President, Tibetan Youth Congress.

While H.R.6948 refers to the “Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China,” Students for a Free Tibet and the Tibetan Youth Congress have engaged with Congressman Perry’s office to request that he amend this language so as to include the whole of Tibet, not just the TAR. “.

The key question for those organizations is this: will they still be publicly applauding and backing the Congressman’s bill if he refuses to change the wording??

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All Lives Matter But Not That China Gives A Damn!

All Lives Matter But Not That China Gives A Damn!

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As the US continues to see protests against the police killing of George Floyd in China this appalling event is being cynically exploited for purposes of political propaganda.

Claiming double-standards on America’s criticisms of the increasing oppression in Hong Kong, the Chinese ministry of disinformation has been pointing fingers at the US authorities claiming they’ve no right to ‘interfere’ on Hong Kong while African-American citizens are being murdered by cops and protesters suppressed with force.

If ever further proof of how duplicitous and hypocritical the Chinese regime is then this latest response is just that. No one is going to be fooled by this fabricated ‘concern’ for the plight of Black Americans. From a regime that has for decades murdered, brutalized, sterilized, terrorized and traumatized the people of occupied Tibet, East Turkistan, Southern Mongolia and Manchuria.

China trumpeting on about human rights and spewing false sympathy for the ongoing injustice, oppression and marginalization suffered by America’s black community is a calculated and heartless deception.

It’s like Jack-the-Ripper posting a letter to the London Times condemning the murder of prostitutes!

All oppression of human rights and the violent denial of civil freedoms demands to be exposed and challenged, but no one can take seriously the posturing of the Chinese regime.

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Bill Supporting Tibetan Independence In US Congress Needs To Recognize All Of Tibet

Bill Supporting Tibetan Independence In US Congress Needs To Recognize All Of Tibet

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We are not sure as to the motive of Congressman Scott Perry whose bill  (H.R.6948) calls upon the President to recognize, what’s termed “China’s Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China…” as a separate, independent country

Presumably he is genuinely concerned for the plight of Tibetans under the brutal and illegal rule of China’s regime, such solidarity is course much welcomed. However in its present form the bill is seriously flawed in failing to recognize that Tibet consists of not only of the so-called ‘Tibet Autonomous Region’ but is formed of three historic regions, Namely,  U-Tsang, Amdo and Kham.

It is these areas in which the Tibetan people live, lands which have been home to Tibet’s cultural and national identity for millennia.

In excluding Amdo and Kham from his bill the Congressman is effectively abandoning several million Tibetans to a dangerous and uncertain fate. Denying them a just national freedom and liberties advocated for the truncated region designated in his proposal.

This is not a just or tenable solution and we wonder what inspired Scott Perry to frame his proposal in such a divisive and exclusionary manner. Was it ignorance of Tibet’s history, did he not realize the extent of Tibetan territory?

Whatever the facts or objectives behind this proposal its present form is ill-conceived, unjust and an abandonment of Tibetans in Kham and Amdo, who have the same right to Tibetan national independence as their compatriots in U-Tsang.

We urge Congressman Perry to review the wording of his bill,  and withdraw it pending such a revision until such time as its recognition of Tibet’s national sovereignty includes the three regions of Tibet.

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UK Betrayal On Hong Kong (Like Tibet) Is A Greed-Driven Policy Failure

UK Betrayal On Hong Kong (Like Tibet) Is A Greed-Driven Policy Failure

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There’s a whole bunch of governments around the world who for years have happily gorged themselves at China’s money trough. Even the platitudes on human rights and freedom where swiftly jettisoned by states who valued profit above such democratic principles. It’s been a scramble for money, and its ongoing.

Of all countries none have appeased the Chinese regime more than that of the UK, it’s equivalent of the State Department (known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) has since engineering the Sino-British Joint Declaration, signed on December 19,1984, given a new meaning to the term softly-softly.

 

UK Betrayal On Hong Kong (Like Tibet) Is A Greed-Driven Policy Failure

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Their advisors and specialists have consistently urged governments to be sensitive towards China, counseling a constructive engagement, while paying scant and cosmetic attention to the vicious oppression, censorship and cultural genocide waged against Tibetans, Uyghurs. Mongolians and Manchurians.

This approach has proved a complete failure in moderating such troubling excesses, of course any claim that positive relations with China would lead to reform and a reduction in human rights abuse was completely exposed as a fig-leaf when the pro-democracy students in Tienanmen Square were murdered in June 1989. Apart from a few acutely composed words of sympathy and hand-wringing it was to be business as usual, with the blood still on the streets of Beijing.

 

UK Betrayal On Hong Kong (Like Tibet) Is A Greed-Driven Policy Failure

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Since then China’s economic and global reach has become dominant, along with that rise the UK government has continued to blindly follow the counsel of its foreign policy strategists. Chinese money has bought considerable sections of the British economy, while the influence of China upon British academic institutions has grown considerably. Trade deals have flourished, corporations and politicians falling over themselves to benefit from positive relations with China’s totalitarian state and its many corrupted businesses. Including of course Huawei, one of China’s go-to mass surveillance providers, concerns on exposing critical communications infrastructure to control by Chinese tech-companies have been brushed aside by the British government.

 

UK Betrayal On Hong Kong (Like Tibet) Is A Greed-Driven Policy Failure

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Little wonder its Foreign Office has remained virtually silent on the false promises made to Hong Kong, now cruelly revealed as China makes legislative move to criminalize any and all forms of opposition and dissent there. Like the Tibetans and Uyghurs suffering the destruction of their culture and brutally denied their freedom,the UK authorities; driven by foreign policy advice, will serve up similar excuses, warm words and platitudes to the brave and determined people of Hong Kong.

It was always a betrayal, always duplicity and having kowtowed to the Chinese regime perfidious England is too busy making money from China to give a damn!

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Asking Twitter’s CEO To Remove The Shackles From @tibettruth

Asking Twitter's CEO To Remove The Shackles From @tibettruth

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An Appeal From @tibettruth

Attention:
Jack Dorsey
CEO
Twitter

Jack,

We’ve had our Twitter account since 2009. During the years it has grown to become a powerful voice supporting human rights, justice and national freedom for the people of Tibet.

@tibettruth brings you facts, information that’s not censored or distorted to appease the Chinese regime. We provide uncompromising exposure of China’s vicious treatment of Tibet.

In addition to news, special reports and related information we also run and update a range of online actions that address human rights issues, challenge organizations that are deliberately silent on Tibet or actively appeasing the Chinese authorities.

Our digital activism has attracted support, encouragement and active solidarity from around the world, at one stage we had a community of nearly 13, 000 followers.

We had hoped to build upon that progression, with the objective of expanding outreach, bringing the issue of Tibet to an ever wider audience.

Such ambitions however curiously stalled some three years back, as we began to notice a halt to the total of folks foillowing the account. It was as if a throttle had been applied.

This was followed by a steady and consistent reduction in followers, despite our active presence and engagement across the social media platform.

Then came news in 2018 that Twitter was implementing a policy to remove fake accounts and address the bot problem, with people reporting a marked drop in followers.

Had our account been wrongly tangled up in that cull by Twitter’s algorithms? Well on a number of occasions we experienced a lockdown, claims that we we’re an automated account, or other assertions of violating policy. Each time these were overturned and apologies offered by Twitter.

Yet the reduction of followers continued, our tweets to @TwitterSupport on the issue ignored. At the time of this statement the total has fallen to 10, 290. Meanwhile we see that other Tibet related accounts are showing increased follower rates.

We do not believe this is down to the form or content of our Twitter engagement, nor do we consider that people don’t wish to subscribe to our account, or receive news and information on Tibet.

Having closely monitored this decline we regard @tibettruth has been unjustly targeted by Twitter as a rogue account, and penalized through a limitation of, and reduction upon our community of followers.

Whatever the reasons behind this, we are being denied the freedom to expand our account, prevented from reaching more followers. This has the effect of censorship. A consequence which must bring some twisted pleasure to the Chinese regime, that detests our online activism and reportage.

It’s our hope Jack that on considering this appeal you will be able to exert some influence to free up our account, stop the ongoing cull and so allow us to grow. If you support human rights, civil liberties and freedom-of-speech we trust you can assist and so enable our voice for Tibet to reach ever more people across Twitter.

Thanks for your patience in reading this.

@tibettuth

April 24, 2020

Miscellaneous, Tibet

Asking Friends Of Our Tibet Activism To Donate Towards Laptop Replacement

Asking Friends Of Our Tibet Activism To Donate Towards Laptop Replacement

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Firstly, apologies to friends and subscribers who may have noticed our online absence recently. This has been caused by two laptops used for editing the site and social media actions crashing and becoming inoperable.

This has meant using community libraries, but with the hysteria surrounding the current flu-virus that alternative has been shut-down.

Right now this post has been possible via a friend’s kindness, but we sorely need to get a replacement and wondered if those who support our activism for Tibet would consider making a donation towards our goal of buying a  Dell 15 Inspiron 7000 .

Our blog is not usually a chosen platform for such a request, however to restore unrestricted online operations we need ASAP support towards our very limited funds. Which is why we’ve decided to make this post in the hope you may kindly consider donating towards our goal of $1000, that would enable us to invest in a new laptop.

If you can help us please visit our dedicated Paypal donations link: http://paypal.me/tibettruth

 

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Online Lobby Supporting Tibet’s National Independence

Online Lobby Supporting Tibet's National Independence

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With the commemoration of the 1959 Lhasa Uprising on March 10 we’d like to invite friends and subscribers to show support for Tibet’s just cause by joining our online lobby of political representatives.

It only takes a few minutes but sends a powerful communication in support of Tibetan national freedom to your local and regional politician.

For the USA click here:

For the European Union click here:

For the UK click here:

 

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China’s Viral Scaremongering In Occupied Tibet

China's Viral Scaremongering In Occupied Tibet

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So yesterday Chinese media reported a person in occupied Tibet had contracted the flu-variant known as Corona Virus, the individual we are told showed no serious illness and is seemingly in a stable condition. What’s not so secure however is the Chinese regime. This largely mild infection has put the oppressors of Tibet into panic mode.

Paranoid of public reaction in China itself, with the nightmare vision of social unrest and dissent, Xi Jinping and his psychopathic dictatorship are posing as patriotic defenders of the state. Indeed the public narrative is about winning a war. Those of a more skeptical disposition could be forgiven on regarding this as an exercise in mass propaganda. To a considerable degree it is just that. Sure there’s a public health need towards a virus which thus far appears relatively mild, but make no mistake China’s government is also exploiting the situation for political purposes.

Bombarding Tibetan homes with 24/7 propaganda reportage on this virus, instilling a sense of fear and uncertainty while presenting itself as a trusted and reliable savior is just another psy-op being waged against the people of occupied Tibet.