Always ready to exloit the opportunity to promote its propaganda message the Chinese regime of dictator Xi Jinping has muscled into gaming, with the object of warping the thoughts of gamers. Oops! Did we suggest a distortion? OK! For the sake of balanced reportage, let’s modify that to ‘encouraging a sense of patriotism and loyalty to the values of Marxist-Leninist ideology, with of course, Chinese principles’.Phew! Sounded better first time, right? But you get the message here, a billion dollar industry that reaches into the homes of countless numbers of Chinese gamers enables China’s tyranny to peddle its totalitarian dogma. Central to such objectives is the deification of Xi Jinping, whose authority has become even more total, his political ‘philosophy’ now a state doctrine. No surprise then that some of his most recent slogans are being inserted into China’s most popular games.
“Survival-shooter game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is the hottest videogame of the year, selling over 13 million copies globally, and Chinese companies are racing against one another to create their own copycats of it. Chief among them is a mobile version titled Wildness Action.. In the latest update of the game, released by gaming company NetEase this week, red banners with slogans reflecting China’s “core socialist values” are emblazoned everywhere from buildings to bridges to containers. Another slogan, “Safeguard national security, safeguard world peace,” can also be seen in the game.” Source: https://qz.com/1131079/chinese-copycats-of-video-game-playerunknowns-battlegrounds-pubg-adopted-xi-jinpings-core-socialist-values/
By whom? was our first reaction. The USA? Seems to us a little clarification is required on this, after all if the Chinese leader is indeed ‘respected’ then what precisely is being accorded such approbation? It’s unlikely Donald Trump was referring to a personal quality of China’s President, we can though be sure his comment was in praise of Xi’s political leadership.
Let’s take a moment here to reflect on that. The President of the United States, an albeit dysfunctional nation yet built upon principles of individual liberty and democracy, is openly admiring a totalitarian dictator, unelected by the people of China. A man who presides over the world’s most repressive regime. Under which censorship, torture, forced-labor camps and executions ensure that Xi Jinping and his Communist Chinese Party maintain total control.
Unless of course Trump’s remark was cosmetic posturing, a diplomatic nicety, which both parties inwardly recognize as such. However, in singling out Xi Jinping for such a compliment the President is saying that he cares little for China’s harrowing record on human rights or the brutal oppression of Tibetans. Indeed his comment, if taken to its logical conclusion, is essentially approving such violations, since Xi Jinping, his political ideology and political regime is responsible for the long and dark list of atrocities which blights China and occupied lands such as Tibet and East Turkestan.
We reckon some clarity is in order on this matter and we’ll be contacting the Whitehouse and State Department to get a response. You can help too. Why not ask your Senator to raise the following question:
‘Does the President consider the leadership of Xi Jinping to be a dictatorship and if so would he explain his description of the Chinese leader as “highly respected”
The Swiss authorities were prepared literally to shoot unarmed Tibetans on the streets of Bern who had gathered to protest the visit of Chinese President, Xi Jinping. It mattered not to the city’s government that local Tibetan associations had already agreed to severe restrictions, imposed by the office of Municipal Security Director Mr Reto Nause. Nor were city officials reassured by a Tibetan committment to a peaceful and cooperative event. The priority was to take all necessary action, including state approved murder, to ensure that the Chinese visit was not threatened by non-violent Tibetan Buddhists. No high-powered assault rifles were targeted at pro-China demonstrators.
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.
Tibetans to Protest China’s Future President Xi Jinping in Iowa as Crackdown in Tibet Continues
Hundreds of Tibetans and their supporters are planning a series of colorful demonstrations at the Des Moines State Capitol Building on Wednesday, February 15th to coincide with China’s Vice President and heir apparent Xi Jinping’s first official visit to the United States. The long day protest will include a protest march from a mass Buddhist prayer offering with traditional Tibetan drumming, solidarity rallies, and candlelight vigils.
Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit comes as the Chinese government has sealed Tibet off to foreigners and journalists after security forces opened fire on protesters calling for freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. Twenty-one Tibetans have set fire to themselves in Tibet since 2009, eight since January 2012, in an unprecedented show of defiance to Chinese rule.
Full protest schedule included below:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
March for Tibetan Freedom
Time: 11am – 3pm
Start Location: WWII Memorial Park [426 East 13th]
End Location: Des Moines State Capitol Building [West steps on Grand Ave]
Rally for Tibetan Freedom
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Des Moines State Capitol Building [West steps on Grand Ave]
Rally and Solidarity Vigil
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Location: Iowa Public Safety Building [East Court Ave & East 7 St]