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May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the ‘Liberation of Tibet’.

In the first thirty years, 1.2 million Tibetans, one-fifth of the population, had been killed by starvation execution, imprisonment, abortive uprisings and torture (in acts described in February 1990 by an American human rights group Asia Watch as a ‘laboratory for torture techniques for the security forces’).  

Over 6,000 monasteries or places of worship had been obliterated and precious contents melted down, thrown into rivers or sold for foreign currency. Sixty per cent of Tibet’s literary heritage had been burnt.

One in every ten Tibetans were in prison while 100,000 were in labour camps, (much like the well documented massive gulags holding ethnic minorities today). Entire mountains had been denuded of their forests and uncalculable populations of wildlife wiped out.

This has continued to the present day, as any investigation into the plight of minority groups, events such as the Tiananmen massacre, lies and ‘double speak’ regarding the future of Hong Kong, the annexation of disputed islands in the south china sea, and the continued Tibetan government in exile of the Dalai Lama demonstrate. While only last week, a 90 year old Chinese cardinal was arrested in Hong Kong on National security charges.

In a 2021 report by Amnesty International it was revealed more than one million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities are believed to be in internment camps where they are forced to study Marxism, renounce their religion and work in factories. 

Any person who might believe in the legitimacy of the Chinese occupation of Tibet or their benign, well meaning global aspirations, probably also believes in the tooth fairy.

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores

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17 COMMENTS

  1. You might want to check out the social system in Tibet when the Dalai Llama left. It was a feudal theocracy where about 95% of the population were serfs; property. You might also like to check out where the American human rights group Asia Watch get their funding.

    • A social system with a vibrant culture, & one that didn’t condone kidnap, brainwashing & brutality.
      What is your point? Are you attempting to justify the Chinese invasion, murders, looting & destruction?

      • I’m not remotely pro CCP but I’m not pro lies either. 95% of the population were property and that never gets mentioned. Whilst the culture of the theocracy may well have been vibrant it’s doubtful the slaves got much of that.
        My point is you might want to check your sources. Have you checked out where Asia Watch get their funding yet?

          • At least that’s the story being put out by the finest mainstream media money can buy. Feel free to keep believing the people who are robbing you blind.

      • im not pro anything but iam also not blinded by propaganda, china is a great country with great people and they are happy with their form of government. a world of 1.4billion Americanised democrotized chinese or 1.4 billion chinese i know which one i prefer.

        • So all the shiny happy people were rioting across China, then suddenly Plandemic. Then the CCP grabbed Hong Kong while they could. But what would the people of Hong Kong and Taiwan know about China. Shiny happy people holding hands you say, never has been for thousands of years.

          People keep arguing between the Liberal World Order and the Multi-polar World Order. We can just reject all forms of globalist tyranny.

  2. How many people keep praising the CCP and telling me I’m a bigot when I call the CCP out on it’s bad behavior as if I’m complaining because they Chinese.

    • I don’t think you’re a bigot. I think you’re just blindly following along with western propaganda, the same war-mongering propaganda that assured us there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

      • I know that two airplanes can not make three buildings collapse perfectly into their own foot print.
        That said I’m basing my conclusions on conversation with people that have lived and worked in China, people I know personally. Not to mention my Mother has been all over that country. I’m also taking into account analysts responsible for investing there who would loose a lot of money if they get an incorrect picture of the facts on the ground.
        I don’t much care for primitive native cultures. They are usually better off conquered my more advanced civilisations. I’m simply pointing out that the CCP are evil globalist no different to those that rule us. Many here think that the CCP model is the answer to all human woe, instead of it being part of the problem. It’s a bad direction to go in.

        • You know we’re being lied to by the finest democracies and mainstream media money can buy and yet you think the information about China presented by the verifiably deceitful western narrative is true. I know you said not to mention her but how long ago was your mother in China? Change is happening very quickly there.
          I’m not a fan of an authoritarian regime but the vast amount of info we’re fed about China is for the purposes of US war–mongering. Very, very profitable US war-mongering.
          There’s a letter about it from me in here.

          • Rob, it’s not an either/or, they are both bad. There are better ways. China is no more a utopia than the west. The people everywhere are being dominated and robbed, just the methods are different. They are all up to dirt nasty things in the shadows they don’t want us to know.

  3. You’re an @#$%@^ Christian. This has got nothing to do with your bull shit toss a negative comment whenever you get the chance .

      • You’re right, all regimes exploit their populations, some more than others, but there’s one big difference. The USA are waging a proxy war on China and China is not waging a proxy war on the USA. As for human rights, their genocidal treatment of their original inhabitants and the ongoing disadvantaging of them, along with their systemic racism, their treatment of Julian Assange and any number of other breaches makes them singularly unqualified to comment on human rights elsewhere. Us too BTW.

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