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Southern Mongolia And Manchuria : Two Other Lands Under Chinese Occupation

Across the support and exposure shown to those suffering under Chinese occupation much focus is given to Tibet and East Turkistan. Understandable reasons for that, not least the standing of, and respect accorded to, the Dalai Lama, assisted with a recognizable global profile and media reportage (although that’s often inaccurate and debased with Chinese propaganda).

Southern Mongolia And Manchuria : Two Other Lands Under Chinese Occupation
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Less exposure is given to two other lands  annexed by China’s aggressive expansionism. These are Southern Mongolia and Manchuria whose people, like Tibetans and Uyghurs, have been subject to policies of cultural genocide and assimilation. The object of which is to eradicate entirely any sense of Mongolian and Manchu cultural and national identity.

Southern Mongolia And Manchuria : Two Other Lands Under Chinese Occupation
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Both these countries have been ruthlessly exploited for their natural resources, swamped by mass-colonization, and transformed into open prisons. Manchu and Mongolian children denied their language, forced to learn Chinese, indoctrinated daily with the political dogma of China’s communist party. The degree of Sinicization in occupied Manchuria has resulted in the Manchu language being on the edge-of-extinction. As in Tibet and East Turkistan women have been targeted by mass-sterilization programs, dangerously impacting upon the indigenous population, while opening the gates to an unending river of Chinese ‘settlers’.

The people of Southern Mongolia and Manchuria are being violently denied their right to national freedom by Chinese military occupation and a program of cultural extermination. Please remember their plight. Click here for information on Manchuria and the campaign to increase knowledge on the situation there and follow this Twitter account

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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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Macron’s Elitist Fetish Appeases China Oppresses French Protests And Ignores Tibet

Macron's Elitist Fetish Appeases China, Oppresses French Protests And Ignores Tibet

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If you want an indicator of the venal condition of international politics then look no further than today’s visit to France of China’s dictator, Xi Jinping. Currently enjoying the many pleasures of French hospitality and hosted by President Macron. Whose developed sense of ‘pragmatism’ and devotion to globalized economics facilitates a nauseating appeasement of the Chinese regime.

Amid the photo-opportunities and spray-on smiles it’s contracts which are firmly on the table, prominent is the 300 jet deal signed off by Airbus. No doubt some folks are set to make a killing on the markets as France’s elite wine and dine the man who authorizes the state-inflicted terrorism against the people and culture of Tibet.

Macron's Elitist Fetish Appeases China, Oppresses French Protests And Ignores Tibet

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The principles of liberté, égalité, fraternité have no place within the negotiations and hand-shakes offered to China, those values are an inconvenience to an open and profitable engagement with the Chinese authorities.

Macron's Elitist Fetish Appeases China, Oppresses French Protests And Ignores Tibet

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Such principles however are very much alive within the hearts of France’s people, as displayed by ongoing protests waged by the des gilets jaunes (the yellow vests). A grassroots movement that arose during November 2018 to demand social, economic and political justice.

Macron's Elitist Fetish Appeases China, Oppresses French Protests And Ignores Tibet

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These legitimate demonstrations have on numerous occasions been met with police violence, baton charges, tear gas and rubber bullets. The streets of France are home to armored personal carriers, armed paramilitary, body-armored police and most recently units of the French army have been deployed.

Macron's Elitist Fetish Appeases China, Oppresses French Protests And Ignores Tibet

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All this against its own citizens, measures however which Xi Jinping would heartilly approve of, although he would counsel Macron to authorize the use of live rounds, electric batons, mass detentions and incarceration in ‘re-education’ camps!

Such a totalitarian nightmare is not likely to be imposed upon France yet in his elitist zealotry for globalization, and salivating hopes of securing trade agreements with China, President Macron forgets the history and guiding spirit of his nation. As he countenances a military response to ongoing unrest, orders police to forcefully break public opposition to his policies, and tramples over citizens rights he’s dishonoring the principles upon which the French Constitution was founded.

Those values of freedom, justice and human rights, so brutally denied when France itself experienced a brutal occupation, are the very same aspirations of the Tibetan people, who endure a miserable existence under an illegal and suffocating rule by China! There is a shared experience between France and Tibet, both have known immense suffering under foreign rule, equally their respective peoples value greatly and seek freedom, justice, political and civil rights.

Macron's Elitist Fetish Appeases China, Oppresses French Protests And Ignores Tibet

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