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Apple’s Core Values Drive Appeasement Of China’s Regime

Apple's Core Values Drive Appeasement Of China's Regime
Apple’s Core Values Drive Appeasement Of China’s Regime

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The decision by Apple to once again appease China and,  pull from sale an app which the Chinese regime objected to on the grounds it enabled Hong Kong’s protesters to view location and movement of local police units, reveals its core values. The corporation cares little about human rights or freedom, its entire structure is dedicated to profit, at any cost it would appear. Including grovelling to dictatorships such as Xi Jinping’s regime to maintain its market position within China. This action by Apple places them even more firmly on the side of the oppressor. Moreover in denying the people of Hong Kong a resource to monitor what is an increasingly violent and brutal police force it is enabling and empowering the enemies of free-speech, public assembly and the right to dissent.

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TikTok The Video Sharing App Censoring Mention Of Tibet

TikTok The Video Sharing App Censorsing Mention Of Tibet

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There’s many simple actions to be taken in support of Tibet’s cause for national freedom and human rights, here’s one right here. Don’t use the TikTok app on your device, as the Chinese company is in bed with China’s regime in banning mention of Tibet. Any references are censored, as are subjects such as the 1989 slaughter at Tiananmen Square or ongoing persecution of Uyghurs. Don’t choose the censors, boycott this app and let your friends and family know.

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Twitter Locks-Down @tibettruth Again!

We hear that yet again @tibettruth over on Twitter found themselves locked out (June 6th) of their account. This happened last August and also during 2015, when for no fault of theirs the account was closed. An appeal was issued and with the help of many friends eventually access was restored, the explanation and apology provided at the time was that:

“Twitter has automated systems that find and remove automated spam accounts in bulk. Unfortunately, it looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake. Your account is now unlocked, sorry for the inconvenience.”

It’s hoped that Twitter support admin will promptly ensure that @tibettruth are allowed free and full access to their account as they do remarkable work for the cause of human rights and national freedom for Tibet and its people.

We’d like to thank @Glasto4TIBET for the wonderful support on this issue.

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Tibet A Taboo Discussion On Campuses

Tibet A Taboo Discussion On Campuses
It’s not just students being exported, but a radicalized generation which supports China’s totalitarian ideology.

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Have you seen it maybe, or read about the virtual invasion of college campuses across the USA and elsewhere by Chinese students?

Academic institutions seeking funding and research collaborations have been pro-active in partnering with China’s regime, many agreeing to the controversial Confucius Institutes, which are now exposed as a front for covert actions from the Chinese intelligence services.

Tibet A Taboo Discussion On Campuses
A group dedicated to promote China’s culture, or are its real objectives that of the Chinese regime and espionage?

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As the saying goes, ‘If you open the window the flies will come in’ and while the majority of Chinese students are genuine seekers of higher-education there’s no doubt that among them are a number whose objectives range from espionage to furthering the political and ideological narrative of China’s regime.

Look at what’s going down in University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Student Union where a Tibetan was recently elected to position of President of the SCSU. Ms Chemi Lhamo having won the vote received more than congratulation, in a short time Chinese students were voicing their opposition and demanding a fresh election.

Tibet A Taboo Discussion On Campuses
Ms Chemi Lhamo, fairly elected, now targeted by pro-Chinese regime students.

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That she is Tibetan and prepared to speak out on the situation inside Tibet has attracted the poisonous attention of a group of pro-Chinese regime students who have resorted to calumny and character assassination in an effort to remove Ms Lhamo from her post.

Tibet A Taboo Discussion On Campuses
China’s Ministry Of State Security, covertly active across college campuses

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We hear a lot across mainstream media about the radicalization of Muslims, yet virtually no exposure is given to the institutional indoctrination of an entire generation of Chinese youth. Who have been radicalized by China’s regime, programed through social and educational strategies to become fervent supporters of a totalitarian ideology that encourages nationalism and blind obedience to the dictate of the state. Such is the mindset which has been let loose across campuses!

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Double Standards From Global Codes Organization Censoring Tibet

Here’s the latest on our action regarding the International Standards Organization, they’re the guys with responsibility for among all other standardization, awarding and approving country codes. Which are used by the Unicode Consortium to classify and enable country flag emojis, and enjoyed across social media by folks around the digital planet.

Our letter to the Secretary General (Sergio Mujica) was ignored so we went public with our appeal and featured couple days back a post here on the issue. Within a few hours our team over on Twitter received a communication from ISO.

We took a closer look at that code (ISO 3166) and the organization states:

“As a general rule, the ISO 3166 maintenance agency does not assign official country code elements to other geopolitical areas or countries that are not member states of the UN”

Which raises the obvious question.Why has the ISO granted distinct country codes (that enable and authorize emoji country flags) to Western Sahara and Palestine, both of which are not recognized as member states of the United Nations, yet not to occupied Tibet?

We’ll continue to expose this clear double-standard and demand a response from the ISO, meanwhile if you would like to join that effort the Secretray General may be easily contacted on Twitter at @ISOSecGen

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Breaking The Silence Of International Standards Organization And Unicode Consortium On Tibetan Flag Emoji

Sergio Mujica, Secretary-General of the ISO

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Subscribers and visitors to our site may recall that recently we launched an online campaign to lobby the International Standards Organization, since it is the authorizing body that classifies and approves emoji country flags. Presently it doesn’t endorse Tibet as a distinct territory, but classifies it as part of China. This means there exists no emoji of the Tibetan flag that can be used within social media platforms. As there are for Palestine and Western Sahara.

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Partner organizations within the Unicode Consortium (such as Facebook, Apple, et al) follow the lead of the ISO and have subsequently not requested or initiated a Tibetan flag emoji. We regarded this a grossly unfair and a form of censorship and have lobbied those corporations with voting rights and pressed the case for Tibet. In addition on September 17, 2018 we sent an appeal to Mr Sergio Mujica ISO Secretary-General highlighting the inconsistencies of his organization with regard to classifying emoji country flags and requesting that a review be made with respect to Tibet and its flag.

No response has been received, and despite further communications to the ISO requesting the courtesy of a response to our appeal, Mr Mujica has chosen to ignore the concerns presented to him. Given the weeks which have passed since contacting his office and the lack of response from the ISO Twitter account we have decided to make public our appeal.

ISO Headquarters in Geneva

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We do so to better inform our many supporters and friends worldwide and to highlight what is clearly double-standards operated by the ISO and Unicocde Consortium which happily approved emoji flags for Palestine and Western Sahara yet is appeasing the Chinese regime by effectively censoring an Tibetan flag emoji.

The full copy of our appeal to the ISO Secretary General may be read here https://www.docdroid.net/jZAVRMh/isoletter.pdf For ease of reference we have highlighted key sections of the communication.

We shall continue to press the ISO for a response and meanwhile report upon and expose those within the Unicode Consortium who are blocking users of social media the freedom to post an emoji of the Tinetan national flag.

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Disappointed That @unicode Has No Emoji Of Tibet’s Flag

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Useful communication, or annoying fad? Could be that emojis aren’t your thing, but they are an important and increasing method of communication across social media, especially Twitter.

There’s emojis for many flags of the world and yet this is the #emoji –> 🏴󠁣󠁮󠀹󠀱󠁿 which the Unicode Consortium (the authority which approves and cauthorizes emoji) has decided for the Tibetan flag!

We regard this as censorship, which no doubt greatly pleases the Chinese regime. Which is why today we appealed to the Unicode Consortium to approve and create an emoji of Tibet’s flag.

Our statement can be read: HERE

If you would like to see the Tibetan flag as an emoji which can then be easily included on posts acoss social media then contact Unicode Consortium via Twitter @unicode or by email at human4@unicode.org