Tuesday, September 29, 2009

China welcomes nobody for 'Big Celebration'

China announces a wonderful celebration - nobody welcome.
Of course that is logical; nothing to celebrate...

From Tibet Weekly Sep 22, by the International Campaign for Tibet:
China bans foreigners from Tibet ahead of Oct 1 celebrations: China has banned foreigners from travelling to Tibet ahead of the October 1st celebrations marking 60 years of Communist rule in China. Security has been stepped up across the country to ensure nothing mars the celebrations.

As Phalyul.com wrote on September 28:
Beijing is expected to mark its 60th anniversary by the grandest martial parade in the history of modern China with a display of its military prowess. "Thursday's parade is certain to provoke an outpouring of virulent nationalism," the report said. According to Chinese military websites, the People's Liberation Army would "unveil six weapons systems, including new generation Jian-10 fighters and JL-2 ballistic missiles." Some 200,000 soldiers will march in 56 formations, one for each of the officially recognised ethnic "nationalities" in China, the report added.

Gee, I'm glad I'm not welcome.

Love & clear light,

Friday, September 11, 2009

China's bullying tactics - 3 - India

China, a country of over 1 billion people is scared of one simple Buddhist monk, guess who....

From Phalyul.org, Reuters[Friday, September 11, 2009 20:50]:

China opposes Dalai Lama trip to Arunachal Pradesh

By Krittivas Mukherjee

The Dalai Lama plans to visit soon Arunachal Pradesh, part of which China claims as its territory, an aide said on Friday in a trip that could again rile Beijing after it denounced his visit to Taiwan this month.
Chhime Chhoekyapa, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's aide, told Reuters the Dalai Lama would be in Arunachal Pradesh in the second week of November
"He is going there for teaching. This has nothing to do with politics, there is nothing political about it," Chhoekyapa said.   ....
"China expresses strong concern about this information. The visit further reveals the Dalai clique's anti-China and separatist essence," Jiang Yu, the spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry, said in a statement faxed to Reuters.
"China's stance on the so-called 'Arunachal Pradesh' is consistent. We firmly oppose Dalai visiting the so-called 'Arunachal Pradesh'," Jiang said.
Love & clear light,

Nepal becoming a Chinese province? - 2

From Phalyul.org:

Reuters[Tuesday, September 08, 2009 17:27]
Nepal to reassure China on Tibetan exiles

KATHMANDU - Nepal's Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala left for a week-long tour of China on Tuesday, during which she will reassure Beijing that Kathmandu will not allow Tibetan exiles to launch anti-China activities from its soil.

Love & clear light,

China's bullying tactics - 2 - Czech Republic

China, a country of over 1 billion people is scared of one simple Buddhist monk, guess who....

From Phalyul.org, September 10, 2009:

China protests Kadeer, Dalai Lama visit

Prague: China has protested planned addresses by exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer and the Dalai Lama at a Prague conference on human rights in Asia, the Chinese Embassy said Thursday.

Love & clear light,

Torture and murder

From the TCHRD website, 10 September 2009:

"A Tibetan monk died from torture whilst in Chinese detention

According to reliable information received today by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Tibetan monk from Drepung Monastery has died from torture in a Chinese detention center, Lhasa. He is alleged to have died in August 2009."

So you thought things had become better in Tibet since last year? Think again, please.

Love & clear light,

Let's pester Tibetans - 1

From TCHRD website September 9, 2009:

"China launches the “Strike Hard” campaign in Tibet ahead of major anniversary

The Chinese authorities in “Tibet Autonomous Regions” (‘TAR’) has decided to launch a new “Strike Hard” campaign ahead of the 60th Anniversary of the National Day Celebration (starting 1 October) according to the official report posted on Xizang Re bao (Tibet Daily) dated 8 September 2009.
... The last “Strike Hard” campaign that took place for 42-days, was launched on 18 January 2009, during which a total of 5,766 Tibetan suspects were rounded up and questioned. No official figure has ever been released regarding the number of suspects released or detained so far."

Strange, I thought this "Strike Hard Campaign" is already active since 1959? Perhaps it should be called "Strike Even Harder Campaign", or just "Exterminator"?

Love & clear light,

Friday, September 4, 2009

China's bullying tactics - 1 - Taiwan

China, a country of over 1 billion people is scared of one simple Buddhist monk, guess who....
His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Taiwan to pray for victims of the recent typhoon.
This is 'obvioiusly' an aggressive act towards mainland China....?
See the Times Online
Actually, according to Phalyul:
"China twice protested the Dalai Lama’s visit and warned Taipei that the visit would damage Taipei-Beijing ties, which have been improving since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in May 2008.
To retaliate against Taiwan for allowing the visit, China has cancelled or postponed several delegations’ trips to Taiwan."

Love & clear light,

Nepal becoming like a Chinese province?

The Tibetan uprising in early 2008 is all but forgotten in the media. Unfortunately, the situation for Tibetans has barely improved since the brutal Chinese crackdown. So, there is still a flow of Tibetan refugees over the dangerous Himalayan mountain passes.
Refugees do not merely risk their lives by crossing these dangerous high-altitude passes without proper clothing, equipment, or even decent shoes. Even high in the mountains, they are easy targets in the snow for eager Chinese soldiers, who don't hesitate to shoot and kill them. When they manage to reach the Nepalese border, one would expect the worse of their horrors to be over, but lately Nepal behaves more and more like an outpost for China. Tibetan refugees are hunted down and - when not killed - are handed back to the Chinese authorities. What happens after this handover in China is anyone's guess; many of the refugees are never heard of again...
The International Campaign for Tibet published this report:
'Dangerous Crossing: Conditions Impacting the Flight of Tibetan Refugees, 2007-8

But also for Tibetans living in Nepal things are worsening. The Nepalese government is so eager to please their big Northern neighbour, that they seem to have decided that pestering Tibetans is a good way to obtain more help from China - how low can you get?
The International Campaign for Tibet wrote this report on the situation:
'An uncertain welcome: how China's influence impacts Tibetans in Nepal,' July 27, 2009

Apparently shouting "Free Tibet" in Kathmandu lands you in jail these days... See this report.

Love & clear light,