Sunday, January 24, 2010

TCHRD realeases 2009 Annual Report on the Human Rights Situation in Tibet

On January 22, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy released their annual report for 2009, and as expected, it's not exactly light reading.

The year 2009 was no different when it comes to violation of human rights of the Tibetan people inside Tibet by the Chinese authorities. For Tibetans inside Tibet it’s been yet another year of heightened security, repression, isolation and suppression. The year encapsulated with numbers of highly sensitive anniversaries in Chinese calendar was dealt with an iron fist. The year 2009 marked 50 years of exile for the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.
... China outshined its notoriety as the world’s leading practitioner of death penalty, carrying out more executions than all the other nations in the world put together.
... there are hundreds of Tibetans who are still held without any charges...


Love & clear light,

China's bullying tactics - 16 - China does not want Costa Rico stadium named after Dalai Lama

Phayul [Friday, January 22, 2010 10:40]

Dharamsala, January 22 - China has objected to a pledge by a Costa Rican presidential candidate to name a stadium in the San Jose after Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama saying it "is not in line with the common desires of the two countries", reported the Indo Asian News Service.

What's in a name?

Love & clear light,

China's bullying tactics - 15 - Hacking Indian government departments

From Phayul [Tuesday, January 19, 2010 16:40]

Dharamsala, Jan 19: India's National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan said his office and other government departments, including computers in the Prime Minister's Office, were targeted by hackers believed to be from China, according to a report.

Do you recognize a pattern like I do?

Love & clear light,

Bullying nr 12 gone badly wrong - Tibetan movie becomes 'audience favorite'

From Phayul [Tuesday, January 19, 2010]

Dharamsala, January 19: ‘The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom,’ a documentary film by Tibetan and Indian filmmaker couple has been declared 'audience documentary favorite' at the prestigious 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival which concluded in California yesterday.

This comes after the Chinese withdrew their movies from the festival in protest against a documentary about Tibet. Perhaps the western audience is not so easy to manipulate as the home-crowd in China?

Love & clear light,

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

China's bullying tactics 14 - Harassment of Tibet activist in Bangladesh

REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/File New Delhi, 14

Activists working for the Tibetan cause in Bangladesh are still being harassed and intimidated after Dhaka police, under pressure from Chinese officials, forcibly closed a Tibet photo exhibition in Dhaka in November last year. China’s imposition of its intolerant system and policies on Bangladesh is depriving the freedom of Bangladeshi citizens.

Does it ever end?

Love & clear light,

China's bullying tactics 13 - Continued military build-up against Taiwan

China continues arms build-up despite warming ties with Taiwan: U.S.
CNA [Thursday, January 14, 2010 13:27]

Washington, Jan. 13: Although Taiwan's relations with China have improved, China has continued its military build-up against the island, which raises doubts about whether China really wants to adopt peaceful means to resolve cross-Taiwan Strait issues, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Who is so naive to think that China is interested in peaceful means anywhere? They only understand bullying and scare-tactics if you ask me.

Love & clear light,

Google finally waking up?

BBC [Wednesday, January 13]

Internet giant Google says it may end its operations in China after hackers targeted the e-mail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.

It said it had found a "sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China".

It did not specifically accuse China's government but said it was no longer willing to censor its Chinese site's results, as the government requires.

Google says the decision may mean it has to shut the site, set up in 2006.

Sorry for the loss in your shares, but you should not have wanted to earn money with censorship for the Chinese government to begin with.

Love & clear light,

Bullying nr 12 gone bad - Controversy leads to sold out Tibetan documentary screenings

KPSP[Tuesday, January 12, 2010 17:15]
Reported by: Kimberly Cheng

Controversy over a Tibetan documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival contributed to sold out crowds over the weekend.

As a result of its popularity, film fest organizers will add an additional screening. [of the movie "The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle For Freedom"]

Why do I like this outcome?

Love & clear light,

China's bullying tactics 12 - We don't realistic like movies about Tibet, so we withdraw our movies from the festival

Phalyul reparts on January 7:

The director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival has said two Chinese movies selected for the event have been withdrawn after organisers declined Chinese government representatives' request to cancel screenings of a documentary about Tibet’s freedom struggle.

Good thing that a country withdraws their unrealistic fantasies from a film festival that shows a few good movies.

Love & clear light,

China's bullying tactics 11 - Obama not to have any contact with the Dalai Lama "in any form and in any name"

Phalyul reports on January 6:

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Tuesday, "We urge the U.S. to clearly recognize the severe consequences of arms sales to Taiwan and adhere to the three Sino-US joint communiques, especially the principles established in the Joint Communique on Aug. 17, 1982.”

Jiang was responding to a question on China-U.S. relations in 2010 at a regular press briefing. As the Obama administration is reportedly expected to approve the sale of arms to Taiwan early this year and as President Barack Obama prepares to meet the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama China said it firmly opposed arms sales to Taiwan by the U.S. and any contact with the Dalai Lama “in any form and in any name.”

Do the Chinese authorities seriously think that Obama is a Chinese citizen who can be told who to talk to?

Love & clear light,

Nepal becoming a Chinese province? 5 - Nepal will behave

Phalyul Reports the AFP of December 30:
Nepali PM assures Premiere Wen of no-anti China activities in Nepal

Hmm, another declaration of love...

Love & clear light,