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World  (tags: Tibet-Chinese-Oppression, Human Rights Violations )

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BBC. For two years now Tibet has been largely closed to foreign media. We were allowed in with a small group of journalists, escorted by Chinese minders. China's aim was to convince us that things are back to normal after the serious unrest...

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Ben O (173)
Monday July 26, 2010, 1:05 pm
China's aim was to convince us that things are back to normal after the serious unrest that erupted across the Tibetan plateau just before the Olympics in 2008, and that the money China is investing to develop Tibet is transforming the place.

But ours was a highly controlled tour.
We had a set programme, minders watching us everywhere, and few opportunities to talk to Tibetans freely.
Everywhere we had a police escort, and we passed huge military convoys rumbling along the mountain roads. It gave the impression China is nervous about its hold on Tibet....
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Past Member (0)
Monday July 26, 2010, 1:09 pm
Like I said before the Chinese want to control Tibet by moving massive numbers of people and money into the country to overpower the local trade with outside competition and a military presence that can respond quickly to any repeat of the previous fighting that happened prior to the 2008 Olympics. Now that's the way to take over the planet. Be scared people. China holds the purse strings.

Cam V (417)
Monday July 26, 2010, 3:08 pm
Tibet should be free period! China should get outta there and stay outta there!

Mack David (100)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 8:32 am
Thanks-Ben ,
@ It is nice to have a break...:-)
Thanks for the NEWS.

Claudia Elliott (40)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 10:46 am
Thanks for sharing.

Erin R (181)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 12:11 pm
Free Tibet!!!!

josie batlles (44)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 5:23 pm
Interesting article..thank you for sharing.

linda b (186)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 10:37 pm
Freedom for Tibet Thanks Ben.

Elainna Crowell (174)
Wednesday July 28, 2010, 2:15 am
Thank you Ben. One of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century was the sacrifice of human rights to the god of commercial interests. Tibet was one such casualty along with much of the Middle East. I don't understand why its nearly impossible to buy anything that's not made in China.

low beng kiat (128)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 2:10 am

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday August 1, 2010, 12:53 am
Whose batting for Tibet? No-one - since they have little to offer economically. Shame. shame, shame.

Animae C (514)
Sunday August 1, 2010, 7:17 am
To patrica&edw jones ~ We are batting for Tibet, we are not governments & don't need any economical offering! people just like you, do a lot, You can too,
i personally have for over 10 years through Tibet Support Group
visit my page for details or check

The horrors have exsisted since 1959 when the chinese slaughtered their way into Tibet demolishing Monasteries, raping, torturing, killing Nuns, Monks, children, women, unarmed men, elderly, whoever got in their way. i've seen the footage, a very hard thing to watch! Their ultimate target was the Dalai Lama, in '59 he begged for help from all western nations & received zilch!! He had to flee to India through the Himalayas undercover, where he has remained in exile with many of his people since, who to this day risk their lives to make the freezing cold, hazardous trek to India hunted down by armed chinese. Many don't make it, the one's that do have lost fingers/toes from frost-bite & have to start their lives from scratch in a new country. The chinese are not trying to 'raise the standard of living' for the Tibetan people, they've been eradicating Tibetan culture & they're trying to impress $$$based western nations. If Tibetans are caught having a picture of the Dalai Lama in their possesion they're immediately imprisoned & tortured.
It's a sickening situation in Tibet! Tibetans have NO FREEDOM! Picture yourselves living like this!

Record of Chinese atrocities in Tibet (as at Jan '08) thanx Ben Oscarsito for these stats.

1.2 million Tibetans died as a direct result of Chinese atrocities.
Over 6000 monasteries and institutes of learning have been destroyed.
Precious Tibetan artifacts were vandalized and sold in Hong Kong markets.
Over 6000 Tibetan religious and historical literature have been destroyed.
Tibetans in Tibet are second class citizen without basic Human Rights, such as Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, Right to Education, etc.
Tibetan women are subjected to forced abortion and sterilization.
Tibetan Children are denied their right to education.
70% of Tibetans living in Tibet now are illiterate.
Arbitrary arrests, torture, intimidation and imprisonment without trial are the order of the day for Tibetans in their country.
Tibet has been divided into different parts and incorporated with Chinese provinces, thereby removing the existing Tibetan identity.
Thousands of Tibetans are still in prisons in China. Tibetís natural resources and fragile ecology are irreversibly destroyed.
6 Million Tibetans have been outnumbered by 7.5 Million Chinese inducted into Tibet causing demographic disadvantage to Tibetans in their own country.

Amnesty International.
Human Rights Watch.
Freedom House.
Human Rights First.
United Nations.

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Past Member (0)
Saturday January 3, 2015, 5:10 pm
Thanks Ben--didn't even know these old posts were here. Elfje directed me to them! So i'll go through them all...And FREE Tibet
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