Claim That UK Labour MP’s Office Funded By China

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As the unnerving reality of the Donald’s Administration unfolds there’s some comfort to observe the shadier side of politics elsewhere, a convenient distraction, right? Well taking a look-see at a report today in the UK’s Times newspaper suggests that the flow of dirty cash from China’s regime does not stop at DC but extends into British political life also.

The Parliamentary office of  MP Barry Gardiner, is reported as receiving nearly $250, 000 annual payments from a legal company with claimed links to the Chinese government. Including acting, according to another source, as legal advisor to the Chinese Embassy in London.  The son of the company’s  top executive, just happens to have a position at the office of the MP. Join the dots folks!

Of course it’s all legitimate according to the British Parliament, why? Well within that system as long as such ‘earnings’ are declared there’s no problem. Hmmm makes us wonder just what constitutes ‘dirty money’ over there in the UK? Would their politicians be so open about accepting funds from Iranian or Russian sources? Guess China’s financial ‘donations’ are deemed morally and politically acceptable!!!

#teamGlasto4Tibet Seeks Your Help @ #Glasto2016

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The promise of Summer sunshine and blue skies is back along with music festivals, none of course bigger than England’s Glastonbury, which attracts an amazing range of musicians and artists. For a few days the magical countryside surrounding that English town hosts a tented city for over a hundred thousand folks, it is the biggest celebration on the planet, until that is Tibet regains its independence!

As our subscribers and friends will know over the past few years we’ve been raising the issue of Tibet at the festival and are very happy to announce that with the very awesome support of friends in the United Kingdom will be running a Tibet action at #Glastonbury2016.

So, working with our Twitter colleagues @tibettruth we hope to repeat the success of previous years during which in a totally fun and positive way we ensured that Tibet, its flag and struggle was not forgotten.

If you have a ticket for Glastonbury Festival, or know someone who has, and wish to help then do tweet @Glasto4TIBET #teamGlasto4TIBET

Keep it here good people 🙂

Support Our Upcoming Digital Actions For Tibet

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Over the next few weeks the focus of our digital activism will be upon the upcoming commemoration of the Lhasa Uprising of 1959, which takes place each year on March 10. In addition we shall again be exposing and challenging the silence of the United Nation’s Commission On The Status Of Women and associated NGOs; on China’s forced sterilization program, who convene in New York March 14 to 24.

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Updates on both actions will be posted on our Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts. As always we invite our subscribers and friends to participate, share and post as your support is a valuable and powerful contribution in bringing this issue to the attention of many who are unaware that women suffer such atrocities, or that this issue is being callously ignored by women’s NGOs and the United Nations.

We also very much welcome your active solidarity in ensuring the political establishment is made aware of the fact that Tibet is an independent nation under an illegal occupation. It’s amazing how few Senators, MEPs or British MPs know, so each year we produce an Online Action Pack to help folks lobby their Representative. It’s as easy as a couple of clicks, taps or swipes on your device and you will be greatly aiding the effort to ensure that the facts of Tibet’s status and struggle of Tibetans inside occupied Tibet is not forgotten.

Click on a link below.

As UK Establishment Whores Itself To China A TV Report Exposes Orchestrated Army Of Support For President Xi Jinping

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Anyone else checkout via the internet the scenes on London sidewalks yesterday as the British Establishment groveled to China’s President  Xi Jinping. The route taken by his cavalcade was swamped with an army of adoring supporters, all carrying that symbol of human rights, compassion and freedom, the Chinese national flag! The dissenting protesters, Tibetans, Uyghurs, members of Falun Gong were overwhelmed, caged in by the cops, and it would seem denied certain actions, which pro-China activists appeared to enjoy without restriction. Looking at events there it was obvious this was no impromptu outpouring of adoration towards the Chinese leader but a carefully staged and well funded effort to effectively dominate and suppress any attempt to raise issues such as Tibet and human rights concerns.

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Behind the cheery smiles of the army of Chinese supporters, all wearing pro-China branded clothing was an agenda to propagandize, manipulate and take control of any media coverage. The game was busted by a BBC crew who discovered boxes of such merchandise that had been shipped in from China, as shown in the video above. Meanwhile the UK authorities, who have decided to jump into bed with China’s regime in exchange for profit, looked to have extended advantages and concessions to these loyal Chinese ‘supporters’  which are being denied to Tibetans and others protesting against the visit of President Xi Jinping.

Chinese President’s Visit Reinforces Profit-Driven UK Foreign Policy

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On Monday, October 19 Chinese President, Xi Jinping lands in England on a state visit, as with his recent trip to the US it’s all about expanding and strengthening economic and political influence. An objective that western governments are desperate to comply with, their economies increasingly enmeshed, and dependent upon, trade with China.

The biggest casualty in the drive to secure lucrative commercial relations has been foreign policy and the cynical and illusory promises of ‘positive engagement with China’, that we were assured would encourage and progress human rights, has been exposed as no more than political jargon. It was always a sleight-of-hand, engineered by the sharp suits at the State Department, who were already sold and bought on elevating trade above considerations of human rights. Successive Administrations promoted the concept, while an ever powerful China lobby oiled the wheels across the DC political scene. Money talks and sure as hell it screamed, and does so still to those seeing to profit from deals with China.

No doubt a similar deception was foisted upon folks in the UK, their Foreign Office, with a long history of diplomacy in China has been equally active in appeasing China’s regime, and like their counterparts in 2201 C St Northwest, Washington DC, human rights issues receive platitudes, are ignored or marginalized. Such sensitive an issue cannot after all be allowed to disturb relations, and so there will be no mention during Xi Jinping’s discussions with the British government of Tibet, East Turkistan, far too dangerous subjects, that the Chinese regime has insisted are not open for debate. Nor will a word be raised against the horrors of China’s coercive birth-control program, that has targeted women with forced-sterilizations, fines, detention, removal of housing rights and other penalties. Indeed while the Congressional Executive Commission On China has featured this issue in its 2015 report the UK Foreign Office has chosen complete silence on the subject. So much for an ethical foreign policy!

Meanwhile Tibetans and their supporters will no doubt be planning various protests during Xi Jinping’s visit, power to them, it would be naive though for anyone to expect that the British authorities will be championing the cause of Tibet, even their meager offerings on human rights  simply cannot be trusted. After all how can their assurances be believed when on record they choose to ignore the harrowing medical atrocities inflicted upon women across China and occupied territories such as Tibet and East Turkistan!

Pandas, Poison and Propaganda Clouds British Foreign Office

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Last November, Neil Heywood, a British businessman and corporate  intelligence consultant was found dead in a hotel room in a western Chinese city. He had been closely associated with the political elite of Sichuan Province, spoke fluent Mandarin, and if reports are correct had seemingly threatened to expose a web of corruption and financial irregularities. A revelation which would have endangered the high-level careers and profile of some politically powerful figures, including Mr. Bo Xilai (Communist Party Secretary of Chongqing) and his wife, Gu Kailai. The latter is now under arrest on suspicion of murder. Editors note: She, or as some insist a paid double, would be later charged with murdering Heywood, her suspended death sentence commuted to life behind bars. Although she could be released on medical grounds after nine years.  While Bo has been suspended from political office. Editor’s Note: On September 22, 2013, he was found guilty of corruption, stripped of all his assets, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The case has generated acute embarrassment for China’s Regime and also for the British Foreign Office (the equivalent of the State Department). So it is that today the British Prime Minister is meeting with a Senior Chinese leader to discuss the case, which has attracted the unwelcome attention of the media who are asking difficult questions, of which there are many.

Visitors to this site may have noticed mention before of the Foreign Office, a British government department that casts a shadow over the issue of Tibet in England. According to sources there it has managed to manipulate the Tibetan scene to such an extent that protests consistently fail to generate significant public interest, while those isolated events which do happen avoid any mention of Tibetan independence. It is of course entirely in the political interests of the Foreign Office to have an emasculated movement for Tibet, one that would not generate too much inconvenience or distraction for the larger work of mollifying China’s Regime. Which is always hyper-sensitive to the subject of Tibet. The object of such appeasement is of course to maintain current, and secure future economic benefits from China, including financial investments into a broken British economy. Any issue therefore which would undermine that process is regarded as an irritant.Which is why a vigorous and singular campaign for Tibetan independence within Britain would be anathema to the political aspirations and policies of the Foreign Office.

The name of the game is trade, and appeasement is a currency that goes a long way to furthering British interests in China, which explains why issues, such as China’s horrendous program of forced sterilizations, are deliberately omitted from the Foreign Office Human Rights Report on China.Similarly no mention is ever made of Tibet’s independence, or that Tibetans inside occupied Tibet are struggling to regain their national freedom. These are explosive issues that could seriously destabilize relations with Beijing, so in a cynical move the Foreign Office has removed entirely the political truth from the subject of Tibet. It has been transformed it into an issue of human and religious rights. These are seemingly discussed during an annual meeting with China, although the public are not graced with any details of what’s actually on the table, some say there would be no room for such topics, the table being already occupied by French wines and the finest of cuisine!

Why Did British Foreign Minister Jeremy Browne Not Raise The Case?

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What trust or confidence however can be invested into such exchanges, in light of the subservient position of the British Government towards China, and its craven appeasement of that bloody regime? Should anyone doubt the extent of such uncritical accommodation  the death of Neil Heywood may provide an enlightening insight. From what we know, via the reported facts, the British Government, through the Foreign Office and its Embassy in Beijing, was informed of the death on November 16 2011 . At that time China assured Britain that Mr Heywood had died from “excessive alcohol consumption”, a claim some have noted that Foreign Office officials seem to have accepted without question. Why no immediate autopsy was demanded by British Officials, to conclusively establish the cause of death, is not known, but its apparent willingness, to accept as fact, assurances from a regime, notorious for lies and propaganda, is a remarkable indication of how far the Foreign Office is prepared to go to maintain positive relations with China. More so when considering that just twenty four hours after the news of that death was reported to the British Government a Foreign Office Minister, Mr Jeremy Browne was in Chongqing to meet the Chinese politician at the heart of this story, yet seemingly chose not to mention a word on the matter, why the silence?

Would it not have been the duty and natural concern of a Foreign Office Minister to  raise the case during his visit, instead of participating in a propaganda photo with a panda? Could Mr Browne claim that he was not informed by his own Department of this hugely important matter? Can we really believe that he would have not been aware that a British national had died under very troubling circumstances? It would appear that no such thoughts troubled the visit made by Jeremy Browne and that the version of events provided by China were for a time taken as truth. Despite the very worrying fact that Neil Heywood’s body was cremated with considerable haste, removing the opportunity to conclusively determining how he had died. Indeed according to a written statement released April 17 by the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, no pressures were applied to China until February 15 2012 who wrote  that  “urgent representations” were first made then by the deputy head of mission at the British embassy to officials from the Chinese foreign ministry, and informed them of suspicions that Heywood had been murdered and requested a full investigation.

William Hague Conceded China Was Pressured For Inquiry Months After Heywood’s Death

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There are many questions surrounding this sad affair and no doubt the British Government has much to explain as to why its officials appeared to take so long to raise the case with their Chinese counterparts. While it is unlikely that the entire facts will emerge, what does seem more certain is that the policy of the Foreign Office towards China, characterized by appeasement and compromise, resulted in an unhealthy willingness to believe China’s claims regarding the death. Accepted without any independent or verifiable evidence and a hesitancy to offer a forceful response.

Will David Cameron, Britain’s Prime Minister, accept with equal credulity the response on the subject from his meeting with China’s propaganda secretary Mr.Li Changchun, or will for once justice, human rights, and truth take precedence over commerce and politics? What do you think?