Appeasing China, News Item, Tibet

Save The Children Stays Silent As Uyghur And Tibetan Minors Traumatized And Abused By China’s Regime

Note: This video from Bitter Winter has been featured in the context of its exposure of a major abuse of human rights perpetrated against Uyghur families and children by the Chinese regime. We have no affiliation with Bitter Wind nor share or endorse any particular religious belief which may or may not be associated with that organization.

Having just witnessed a video shot covertly inside East Turkistan (so-called Xinjiang Province) of a hugely overcrowded dormitory containing Uyghur infants (whose parents have been incarcerated into Chinese run indoctrination camps) a question came to mind. What action has the organization Save The Children taken on this issue? Surely it would be deeply concerned at thousands of children being forced from their families into what are effectively prisons, traumatized and abused, and suffering a miserable existence under a daily regime of enforced Chinese language lessons and political brainwashing?

Save The Children Stays Silent As Uyghur And Tibetan Minors Traumatized And Abused By China's Regime
Smothered in barbed-wire and CCTV the so-called ‘Kindness Kindergarden’ in Hotan city East Turkistan, detention and indoctrination center for Uyghur infants.

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Yet on running an online search we’re finding it hard to locate any concern or word of opposition from the world’s premier organization dedicated to relieving the suffering and abuse of children. What’s going down here?  Uyghur families being torn apart, children removed from their parents, sent off to brain-washing centers and detained in ‘orphanages’. Why the deafening silence from Save The Children?

The organization is deeply embedded within China, and has been collaborating with the Chinese Regime for some years. It runs projects not only in occupied East Turkistan but in Tibet also. To do so it clearly has been required to comply with the dictates of China’s totalitarian government, which perhaps explains its reticence to comment on human rights violations. Could be also that a value judgement within their executive has concluded that in the balance its presence in China is worth such ethically worrying compromise and compliance when viewed against any progress it brings.

Save The Children Stays Silent As Uyghur And Tibetan Minors Traumatized And Abused By China's Regime

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Such a rationalization, however well intended, cannot conceal the reality that in remaining silent on the trauma and abuse inflicted upon the children of occupied East Turkistan and Tibet it is guilty of complicity. Furthermore it’s enthusiastic partnership with China sends a powerful signal to the Chinese Regime that Save The Children cares little enough of human rights abuses not to cooperate with the same authority and political ideology responsible for such violations! It’s an example of double-think, a cognitive dissonance and process of denial, selectively ignoring the cultural genocide waged against the people of East Turkistan and Tibet.

Save The Children Stays Silent As Uyghur And Tibetan Minors Traumatized And Abused By China's Regime

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Meanwhile the self-congratulatory claims regarding their projects in East Turkistan should be viewed against the following curiously contradictory admission:

It is not easy for Save the Children to support the development of bilingual education in Xinjiang, where there is increasing use of Mandarin as the principal or only language of instruction in schools. While this is seen as a way to improve the standard of Mandarin among minority graduates entering the work force, the emphasis on teaching Mandarin in schools has reduced the status of mother tongue, and raised concerns among ethnic minorities about its effect on the sustainability of mother tongue and local culture…..” (emphasis added) Source: The Challenges of Bilingual Education in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region People’s Republic of China David Strawbridge Education Advisor, Save the Children

Save The Children Stays Silent As Uyghur And Tibetan Minors Traumatized And Abused By China's Regime
Tibetan children indoctrinated each day with Chinese political ideology and taught in Chinese.

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Having conceded that reality and revealed its acute awareness of such cultural oppression the same report goes on to make the following delusional claim: “However, by working within the boundaries of government policies and ‘bilingual’ education practices, we have helped improve the quality of mother tongue and Mandarin teaching in minority schools.” emphasis added) Source: Ibid

There’s a worrying inconsistency at work there, and a tacit admission that the organization, although cognizant of the eradication of the Uyghur language and imposition of Chinese upon children, is an active and willing partner in such a process!

Save The Children Stays Silent As Uyghur And Tibetan Minors Traumatized And Abused By China's Regime

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This collaboration and endorsement will trouble anyone who values human rights and opposes cultural destruction. That Save The Children continues to maintain a silence on the plight of Uyghur and Tibetan children, traumatized by a forced separation from their parents and brutally indoctrinated in what are effectively detention centers, justly denies them any moral credibility.

If like us you wish to express your concern on this situation and would like to call upon Save The Children to make public its position on the persecution and oppression suffered by Uyghur and Tibetan children then please contact any of the following:

Twitter: President-Elect Ms Janti Soeripto @jantiso and/or CEO Carolyn Miles @carolynsave

Email: BeijingOffice.China@savethechildren.org

Appeasing China, News Item

Volkswagen’s CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs

Volkswagen's CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs
Senior Exec of Volkswagen insisted he knew nothing about persecution of Uyghurs

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What’s going down with Herbert Diess the head of Volkswagen (VW)? On March 13 he offered a clarification regarding a remark he’d made earlier that week which created a storm across German public opinion. Due to its troubling similarity with the Nazi slogan ‘Arbeit macht frei’ (work makes you free) which adorned the entrance to Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

It seems Diess used the phrase “Ebit macht frei” during a presentation to an audience of VW managers.’Ebit’ is reported to be an accounting acronym which refers to earnings before interest and taxes, a phrase linked to an accountancy examination of a company’s quarterly financial report.

Volkswagen's CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs
So-called re-education camps in East Turkistan, centers of misery and exploitation.

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“At no time was it my intention for this statement to be placed in a false context,” Diess stated on his LinkedIn page March 13. “At the time I simply did not think of this possibility.”.

Well these things happen right? A misunderstanding, but let’s jump to the present and Herr Deiss looks to have attracted understandable concern and controversy. From what we read he appears to have asserted during an interview with the BBC on April 16 that he was unaware of China’s treatment of Uyghurs or the use of ‘re-education’ camps in occupied East Turkistan.

Volkswagen's CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs
There’s no choice to attend, only arrest, forcible relocation and abuse and punishment for non compliance

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A region where Volkswagen operates a large manufacturing plant. Given the years of reportage on China’s brutal oppression of Uyghur culture and international concern regarding the forced indoctrination of Uyghurs at these camps it’s difficult to understand how the head of VW would be so ignorant.

Volkswagen's CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs
Volkswagen’s plant in occupied East Turkistan. A profitable collaboration with the Chinese regime.

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Or are we witnessing a selective denial at work here? Would it be too cynical to wonder if a corporation chose to collaborate with a tyranny, actively overlook any odious realities in the pursuit of profit?

Perhaps Herr Diess should contemplate upon his country’s dark history, the denials and refusal to accept responsibility for the existence of concentration camps, often located nearby German villages and towns. As Captain Sol Nichtern, an American soldier who took part in the liberation of those held at Dachau noted: “The concentration Camp at Dachau is built right up against the side of the village; the houses go right up to the outer wall…And the German people who lived on the other side of the street claim that they didn’t know what was going on in the [very] next street”. Source: testimony of Sol Nichtern, 44, Ast Project, (Physician with Medical Corps, 517th Special Clearing Company).

Volkswagen's CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs
Forced-labor camps exist across occupied East Turkistan, places of untold misery and abuse for Uyghurs. Of which Volkswagen’s head claims ignorance.

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The stench from such places was nauseatingly intense, no doubt reaching unbearable levels when the crematoriums were burning masses of bodies.Yet local citizens insisted they knew nothing, and were struck by temporary blindness during the regular occasions when slave-labor units were marched in and out of such camps.

That the Chinese regime has waged a cultural genocide against the Tibetan and Uyghur people is well known and documented. As is China’s grisly record concerning human rights violations, forced-labor camps, censorship and a program of forced sterilizations. Now if we allow that Herbert Diess is being truthful when insisting he is unaware of such oppression or the existence of camps which brutalizes and indoctrinates Uyghurs, a major question remains.

Volkswagen's CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs
Uyghur culture has been jailed by the Chinese regime, replaced with indoctrination, propaganda in praise of dictator Xi Jinping. Yet Volkswagen’s senior exec seems totally unaware of such oppression.

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Having been informed of, and able to assess the wealth-of detailed reports, eyewitness testimony and media accounts that document China’s totalitarian excesses against Tibet and East Turkistan, what action will the head of Volkswagen be taking?

Volkswagen's CEO In Denial On Cultural Genocide Of Uyghurs
One of many camps in which Uyghurs are detained for political indoctrination

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Will he choose to maintain ignorance and on that basis seek to justify his company’s lucrative collaboration with China’s regime? If so, as looks likely, he will be guilty within the court of world opinion, not simply of ignorance, but complicity!

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China’s Destruction Of Uyghur Culture A Crime Against Humanity!

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Looking at this image of Uyghurs imprisoned in a Chinese run concentration camp, one of our colleagues remarked, ‘The only thing missing is a yellow star stitched onto the uniform’. A reference to the emblem forced upon Jewish prisoners by the Nationalist Socialist Party. A controversial analogy for some, yet there’s no denying that the Muslim culture of occupied East Turkistan (so-called Xinjiang Region) is being systematically and violently dismantled. Mosques obliterated, Islamic traditions banned, Uyghur women forced into marriages with Han Chinese colonists. The Uyghur language marginalized as Chinese is forced upon school children.

Meanwhile human rights organizations and the United Nations have received  accounts that Uyghurs have been rounded up and forced into what are effectively concentration camps. There they suffer a harsh regime of indoctrination and abuse that has the objective of generating obedience to the ideology of China’s communist party. A people are being violently denied their culture, which has been criminalized, racism and apartheid are driving forces in such tyranny. As they were of course for Nazi-Germany. Uyghur culture is now portrayed as the great enemy of ‘social stability’, regarded too as ‘less than’, dark resonances indeed from recent history.

China denied such camps existed, but only this week information came out  acknowledging their existence, SOURCE while insisting it was all very legal!

Some insist such reports are fabricated, the product of US inspired propaganda, others defend the Chinese regime, while the haunted expressions stare out from behind the barbed wire! We’ve been here before!

Appeasing China, News Item, Tibet

China’s Regime Extending Its Corrosive Grip Over Interpol

China’s Public Security Are State Endorsed Terrorists

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Meng Hongwei is a loyal member of China’s Communist Party, since November 2016 he has has also been the President of Interpol, the global policing partnership. An election greeted with considerable alarm among human rights groups, which were justly concerned his appointment would lead to abuse of the organization’s powers to issue international arrest warrants. Particular targets would of course be those voices of dissent against the Chinese regime. Which while terrorizing Tibetans, torturing Uighurs and vicously oppressing its own people is cynically branding protesters against its tyranny as terrorists.

Meng Hongwei Authorizes Torture & Oppression of Dissidents Of Chinese Regime While Heading Interpol

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It’s an irony off of the scale for sure. Meanwhile the world’s most repressive state, which maintains its power through forced labor camps, torture, executions and censorship has its Deputy Minister Of Public Security (the very department that inflicts such violations) leading Interpol!

Meng Hongwei’s paramilitary police guilty of abuses against Uighurs in East Turkistan

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This week Beijing is hosting Interpol’s annual assembly and Meng Hongwei will be ensuring that ‘terrorism’ is given prominence on the agenda. No doubt his keynote speech will receive warm applause from international police representatives. It will also please the Chinese regime which is slyly seeking to legitimize (and manipulate global political opinion) its oppressive actions in East Turkistan as a just response to what it claims are terrorists. They would expect nothing less of their ideological colleague, who during a briefing of a Chinese police unit being dispatched to Syria during 2014 advised them to place:

“Politics first, party organization first and ideological thinking first.” (Source: New York Times November 10, 2016)

China draping its flag and influence all over Interpol

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How such thinking complies with and respects the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Interpol is supposed to uphold as a core value, is difficult to understand. If anything it suggests that Meng Hongwei has a clear conflict of interest. While his position as a Chinese Minister presiding over a department which systematically inflicts a range of abuses makes a mockery of any claim that Interpol is commited to human rights principles.

Appeasing China, News Item, Tibet

Snow Leopard Trust Collaborates With Chinese Regime In Eradicating Tibet From The Map

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We see it so much, well meaning organizations choosing to collaborate with the Chinese regime. They try justifying such an ethically worrying association by arguing that without such cooperation their work would not be possible. Some go further implying that their noble objectives absolve them of moral accountability or ethical principles.

So on that line-of-reasoning they jump into bed with a tyranny. Which, as the world knows, inflicts the most brutal human rights violations against its own people. While violently oppressing Tibet, East Turkistan, Southern Mongolia and Manchuria. But hey! The end justifies the means, right? If such complicity, for that it was it is, means they get to conduct conservation work on rare species such as the snow leopard then their decision to be fully compliant with the political demands of the Chinese authorities is justified. Right? Well not really!

Where’s the line drawn exactly? How far are organizations such as the Snow Leopard Trust (SNT) and Panthera Cats prepared to go in order to secure that precious travel visa or funded field trip to lands under the draconian grip of China?

Well clearly the SNT are happy to cooperate in wiping Tibet off of the world map! Just take a look at their published output on snow leopards and see how they describe those magnificent big cats as living ‘in China’s (so-called) Qinghai or Xinjiang Provinces’. Indeed on their website they announce: China is one of the most influential countries for our conservation efforts, as it contains as much as 60% of all snow leopard habitat areas.”

Now these are political and territorial fabrications, engineered to promote China’s bogus claims, over what in fact are Tibetan lands or the territory of East Turkistan. Re-branding such areas as Chinese provinces is a cynical deception, designed to to mislead people into regarding those locations as being legitimate part of China. In truth they are nations and cultures which have been invaded, occupied and ruthlessly oppressed by China.

That dark reality though doesn’t appear to bother those who value their non-governmental, environmental or conservation projects above principles of human rights or justice. As long as they get to do their research they don’t give a damn! This ethical-free attitude is reflected in a tweet received 4/25/17 by our colleagues @tibettruth from the Snow Leopard Trust in which they stated:

“We’re not experts on geopolitics. We’re experts on snow leopards. To them (and us) countries don’t matter much – only mountains do.”

So there you have it, a supposedly responsible and respected conservation organization is essentially saying: ‘screw Tibetans, their plight, or the harrowing excesses of China’s regime’, while ignoring its active collaboration in eradicating Tibet from the map!

Appeasing China, News Item

India’s Authorities Sink To New Low In Appeasing China’s Terrorist Regime

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The decision of India’s government to cancel  the visa issued to World Uyghur Congress  leader Dolkun Isa to visit Dharamsala to attend a conference and meet the Dalai Lama reveals a worrying level of appeasement towards the Chinese regime. That the Indian authorities accept as credible China’s claims that this activist for human rights and freedom is a terrorist makes a mockery of all normal understanding and intelligence. Especially when viewed against the genocidal terrorism which China’s tyrannical government wages against the culture and national identity of Uyghurs in East Turkestan, Tibetans in occupied Tibet, Mongolians, and Manchurians. All of whom, along with the people of China itself, are subjected to a state engineered machinery of terror that violently denies individual freedoms and rights.

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Dolkun Isa

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What makes such claims even more ridiculous is that the Indian Foreign Ministry has announced that the decision was reached in view of Dolkun Isa’s name being present on Interpol’s so-called ‘Red List’. That hardly constitutes conclusive  irreproachable evidence, particularly as Interpol operates without any meaningful transparency, is unaccountable and operates like a private police club. Moreover it has been increasingly exploited and manipulated by its police membership of various states, including China, to harass and intimidate political dissidents. So much an impartial finding!

Dolkun Isa has released a statement on the decision, which can be read here: HERE