In its reportage of Tibet related news we charge Associated Press as being a willing accomplice of China’s regime.
Its dispatches are saturated with China’s propaganda terminology and consistently describe, what in truth are Tibetan lands, as being ‘in China’ or Chinese-named provinces. This editorial policy is a political decision, not independent journalism, as Associated Press selects to report as fact the biased and bogus claims of the Chinese authorities concerning Tibet.
Such appeasement, for that is what it is, betrays the facts on Tibet, its people and struggle. Furthermore, in uncritically publishing China’s official disinformation it promotes falsehoods and deceptions which misleads global media and its audience.
Like the majority of western media agencies within China, such as Agence France Presse and Reuters, Associated Press is serving as a conduit for the propaganda which the Chinese regime uses to conceal the dark reality of its tyranny against the Tibetan people.
The nature of online and print journalism is such that Associated Press is held in the highest of esteem as a credible and objective sources of information. This ensures that their reportage on Tibet is republished internationally, usually without any critical assessment or major editing. A credulity much welcomed by China’s government! Reports on Tibet, which were originally drafted within China’s Ministry of Disinformation, are written up by AP correspondents in Beijing, published immediately with approval from their plush offices in New York. These tend to go viral across global media outlets and online newspapers and within minutes the lies constructed by the Chinese regime are accepted as reported fact due to the prominence and respect accorded to Associated Press.
Anonymous activists have today launched another #Op_Tibet action, timed to strike on Tibetan Independence Day.
Already we are seeing across Twitter that websites and email accounts linked to the Chinese regime have been targeted. Twelve government websites have been taken off line and earlier a #blackhat action announced that over 44, 000 emails linked to China’s regime and businesses had been destroyed!
A superb video has also been published by Anonymous, which we have been sharing across social media. Superb effort too from our Twitter team @tibettruth who have been across news from Operation Tibet.
A Tibetan, named in a Dossier Tibet report as Sangyal Khar died on December 16 after self-immolating in protest at China’s illegal and violent occupation of Tibet. His action took place outside a police station of China’s occupying regime in Amchok, in Tibet’s eastern region of Amdo. According to the latest information the Chinese authorities have confiscated the body and refused to return the remains to Sangyal’s family!
A Tibetan student from Tsoe City in Amdo region of occupied Tibet, self-immolated September 17 in protest of China’s illegal and violent rule in Tibet, the 22 year-old sacrificed himself outside Chinese security offices.
According to a VOA bulletin: “His family who live in Drukdo village, Amchok township, were informed of their son’s self-immolation by the security police who told them that he had died. However when family members traveled to Tsoe the next day and requested that their son’s body be given to them, the police told them that Tashi had been cremated already and then gave the family a some ash which they told the family were that of their son. Lhamo Tashi’s father is Chopa Tsering and his mother’s name is Dhukar Tso.”
Eds Note: Appreciation to RTYC Delhi for sharing information on this brave Tibetan’s action
Nelson Mandela was throughout his life exposed to the cynical vapors of politics, felt keenly within internal struggles, that occasionally struck the movement to overthrow Apartheid, or via the political necessities of government. His years as an activist, resistance fighter and eventually President made him acutely aware of expediency, corruption, sacrifice and economic and political pressures that necessitate a governing authority to abandon principle in favor of national interest. Such factors play a key role in foreign policy and South Africa’s elite cabal have identified central areas of advantage and like other States are engaged in an active appeasement of China’s regime, in the name of commerce and positive relations.
China’s Vice President Li Yuanchao was afforded a central and prominent position at the memorial for Nelson Mandela, along with world leaders whose governments once branded him as a terrorist, such hypocrisy and political posturing would probably have raised a wry smile on Mr, Mandela’s face. There was no such honor extended to the Tibetan leader, who was barred from attending, and once again South Africa’s government has banned the Dalai Lama, from participating at a Nobel Laureates meeting.
Denied visas on previous occasions by South Africa, notably to attend Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday celebrations in 2011, the Dalai Lama is not welcome and the suited leaders of the Rainbow Nation have it seems forgotten their own history of oppression and denial of human rights. Interesting how the allure of trade with China’s regime induces such amnesia! It is a disgraceful action that highlights the odious nature of real-politic in which those whose currency is tyranny, exploitation and violence are honored while the truly principled and compassionate are rejected. Shame upon South Africa’s government!