Image: researched, obtained and produced by @tibettruth
Image: researched by @tibettruth
Looking at the image above we see the arrogant triumphalism of the colonizer, imposing their culture upon an oppressed people, whose lands and freedom have been stolen. More closely still and an underlying racism is present, a sense of superiority, regarding itself as a bringer of so-called civilization.
Yet there’s an even darker force at work here, a calculated and socially engineered assault. One that seeks to eliminate a cultural identity, to degrade, criminalize, humiliate and replace a culture, forcing a people into accepting the traditions and values of a foreign tyranny.
The First Nations of North America have of course been through that genocidal process, they too were forced into the clothes of their oppressor, marginalized, brainwashed and terrorized into complying with the dictates of an oppressive, merciless and exploitative occupier.
Cultural genocide is not a fading sepia page of history, as the Tibetan people know very well.
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).
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.
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
For anyone needing to get a closer inspect on the tangled corruption of US governance and policy on China, here’s a short breakdown.
Trump and his Administration, advised by intelligence agencies shut the door on Huawei, asserting national security interests. Meanwhile economic sanctions on China tighten against an increasingly hostile narrative cautioning on China’s expanding global influence.
Yet while the President struts and postures on China, a corporation who some have claimed he held investments in, is supplying DNA kits to the Chinese regime. So what you may ask that’s just international business.
Well the equipment in question is a vital component of a disturbing policy that’s forcibly taking DNA and blood samples from hundreds of millions across China, and occupied lands such as Tibet and East Turkistan. The aim of this campaign is to assemble a colossal data-base enabling the state even greater control, monitoring and identification. It is genetic surveillance and oppression.
A researcher with Thermo Fisher Scientific stated that:
“The company designed one testing kit to look for the specific genetic markers sought by the Ministry of Public Security, Zhong said, a common industry practice. Another was tailored to distinguish between China’s ethnic groups, including Uighurs (sic) and Tibetans”. (emphasis added) Source
A February 2019 Fortune report claimed that Thermo Fisher Scientific has chosen to stop selling genetic testing equipment in occupied East Turkistan (so-called Xinjiang Province). What of the rest of China? Supplies sold in Beijing are not capable of transport to that region?
One thing for sure there is no consent, people must comply, failure to do so results in arrest beatings, torture and prison.
This worrying reality however does not appear to concern either Trump or the company itself Thermo Fisher Scientific, whose involvement was reported on by human rights organizations.
Is anyone really surprised at the idea of an American President endorsing the torture and genocidal policies of the Chinese regime? More here If so then such incredulity is based on a lack of knowledge. The cold fact is that the photo-opportunities at the White house and occasional comments on human rights are a concealment. US Administrations care little for the plight of Tibetans or Uyghurs under the brutal rule of China.
Now John Bolton’s claims that Trump supported Chinese dictator Xi Jinping’s establishment of concentration camps to incarcerate untold numbers of Uyghurs may or not be accurate. What though is a matter of record is that successive Presidents and State Department officials have valued trade and geo-political interests with China far beyond the protection of human rights or freedom.
How else can we explain the disclosure that ‘interrogation’ techniques used in Guantanamo were in part based upon a Chinese ‘Cold War’ torture manual! This was without doubt only possible with the knowledge and approval of senior US officials, with the unwritten consent of the Administration. More Here
Just how far US Presidents have been willing to appease the Chinese regime was exposed by reports that back in 2002 Chinese intelligence officials were allowed into Guantanamo to interrogate, threaten and abuse Uyghurs held there. More Here A visit approved by Bush (Junior) and the State Department, during a time when requests were being denied to US Congressmen for access to the detention facility!
It’s not about the truth telling or not of Bolton, nor if Trump really did applaud China’s concentration camps, rather the focus should be upon the decades of appeasement towards China by successive Presidents and State Department officials. That’s not news or speculation but a matter of fact!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Image: DALE DE LA REY / AFP) Epoch Times
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!
As November 25th has been designated the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women our sense of solidarity towards this event and the objectives it champions is tainted by a troubling reality.
The very United Nations agencies behind this event, UN Women and UN Commission on the Status of Women are the same organizations which have knowingly and consistently ignored China’s program of forced sterilizations against women. Along with the wider women’s ‘movement’ and prominent NGOs, supposedly dedicated to women’s rights, they pose themselves as defenders of such freedoms and human rights across social media. Yet have cynically refused to condemn or oppose a range of violations inflicted by the Chinese regime.
These include: a policy of forcing Uyghur women into marriages with Han Chinese colonizers of occupied East Turkistan (so-called Xinjiang). Coercing Uyghur women to accept Chinese officials cohabiting their homes and sleeping with them, in essence rape! Detaining thousands of Uyghur women in forced labor and indoctrination camps where they face emotional, physical and psychological abuse. The placement of Uyghur girls,many infants into detention centers where they are denied access to their parents and forced and brainwashed to adopt Chinese language and cultural identity. A program of forced sterilizations which targets Uyghur, Tibetan, Manchurian, Mongolian and Han Chinese women.
This harrowing catalogue of violations does not trouble those who would have you accept them as being defenders of women’s rights, it’s not ignorance of these disturbing abuses which explains their collective silence. The reason is one of political correctness, selective values and agenda that refuse to stand against such atrocities, this is a singular example of silence is complicity. The hypocrisy and denial such organizations present on these issues is breathtaking and questions entirely their credibility and ethical standing.
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.
Image: courtesy of @tibettruth
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.