TIBET AWARENESS – VICTORY THROUGH PATIENCE
Red China’s Colonial War against Tibet is doomed to fail and Tibet will declare ‘Victory Through Patience’. Tibetans have demonstrated the quality of endurance under trials. Their patience gives them freedom from cowardice or despondency. Patience is mainly an attitude of mind with respect to external events. Longsuffering imparts patience by changing attitude with respect to people. Patience best develops under trials or trying times. Tibetans are waiting calmly for something they deeply cherish. They are bearing suffering and trouble with self-control, steadiness and fortitude. Tibetans are showing restraint under great provocation and are refraining from retaliation, tolerating repressive measures used by Red China. Tibetan endurance of suffering without flinching will ensure their victory over Red China’s Colonial War.
Red China with her passionate desire to colonize Tibet, started preparing graves to bury Tibetan Culture, Tibetan Religion, and Tibetan Identity. As the saying goes, people who dig graves for others are at risk of falling into the pits they prepare. Red China is digging her own grave and has set herself on a path of Self-Destruction.
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Dharamshala — The Chinese President Xi Jinping’s commitment to “Ethnic
Unity”, “Economy Development” and “Social Stability” in Tibet under the
banner of “Peaceful Liberation”, which nether seeks a peaceful solution nor
a signal for a new reform of more openness. But it clearly shows China is
further strengthening an integral element of another “cultural revolution”
project in Tibet. One must say Xi is revealing the true nature of a
Communist regime in Tibet, a similar sense of strategic inviolability
characterized the 20th century’s greatest mass murderer, Mao Zedong.
Invaded by China in 1949, the independent country of Tibet was forced to
face the direct loss of 1.2 million lives that comes from military invasion
and, soon after, the loss of universal freedoms that stemmed from Communist
ideology and its programmes such as the Cultural Revolution (1966-76).
However, it is erroneous to believe that the worst has passed. The fate of
Tibet’s unique national, cultural and religious identity is seriously
threatened and manipulated by the Chinese authorities in the past six
Chinese government’s policy of occupation and oppression has resulted in no
more or less than the destruction of Tibet’s national independence, culture
and religion, environment and the universal human rights of its people. Time
and time again, the infliction of this destruction sees China break
international laws with impunity, while attempting to transform Tibet’s 2.5
million square kilometres into complete China.
On the 50th anniversary of the so-called “peaceful liberation”, Chinese
President Xi Jinping called more the government’s efforts in “Promoting
Economic,” “Ethnic Unity” and “Social Development” in Tibet, shows no
different claims, revealing the unpredictable nature of a regime bent on
maintaining stability even through terror, exposing the depth of China’s
Xi’s concepts of repressive policies reflect the deep uncertainty that
aiming at the core of the another “Cultural Revolution” strategy in further
colonising Tibet, showing the whole world once again the real terror nature
of the Communist regime.
Ever since its colonial project was set in motion, the “Cultural Revolution”
has insisted that it seeks to colonise Tibet “peacefully”, indeed that its
colonisation of the country will not only not harm the Tibetan population,
but that it was successful to be of benefit to millions of illegal Chinese
The main reasons behind the dirty politics of why Xi is “calling for more
educational campaigns to promote ethnic unity and a sense of belonging to
the same Chinese nationality,” is that Tibetans would become real Chinese
and must speak Mandarin, allowing coexistence with the Chinese settlers who
would be happy and grateful for being colonised and civilised by the
communist regime; and a secret, logistical and practical strategy to
vanquish the Tibetan population from Tibet, which threatens the very
existence of Tibetan culture, religion and national identity.
The impacts of mass immigration of Ethnic Chinese into Tibet was and is a
barbaric act with aim to destroy Tibet completely— a target for the worst
excesses of the Chinese regime. Tibetan exiles claim 7.5 million Chinese now
live in Tibet overwhelming the six million Tibetans. These figures are
unconfirmed, but recent Chinese figures suggest this trend is accurate.
Mass murder Mao Zedong killed an estimated 49-78 million people during
China’s Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976. From Mao to Hu Jintao,
one after another, the Chinese dictators have taken full control over the
lives of their citizens. The similarities shared with previous dictators
from Mao to Hu, Xi’s approach of declaring peaceful intentions for “Ethnic
Unity and “Economy Development” behind which he sought to hide Mao’s
“Marxism” inherited from “Sovietism”, a violent strategy of conquering and
terrorising the land of Tibet into pieces, adopting wholesale thenceforward,
which continues to be the cornerstone of the repressive policy to the
Chinese hard-line policies in creating a new socialist paradise, seeking
hearts and minds with Tibetan people will never fulfill its dreams. Indeed,
within the framework of the 17 Point Agreement between China and Tibet, the
PLA troops marching into Tibet shall abide by all the above-mentioned
policies and shall also be fair in all buying and selling and shall not
arbitrarily take a single needle or thread from the people. However, in the
past six decades, Tibetans are denied of the basic rights of expression,
speech, movement, and religion under the hard-line policies, including
political repression, economic marginalisation, environmental destruction,
cultural assimilation and denial of religious freedom.
As China became the 3rd of the top ten militaries in the world, according to
“Global Firepower”, why China’s strategists have increasingly acknowledged
that the stability in Tibet is central to China’s national interest, and
particularly as present as the early 1980s. The term “Economy Development”
and “Stability” has nothing to do with Tibetan people. But the Tibetan
plateau, dubbed the “Third Pole”, holds the third largest store of water-ice
in the world and is the source of many of Asia’s rivers. The glaciers, snow
peaks, rivers, lakes, forest and wetlands of Tibet provide major
environmental services to Asia, from Pakistan to Vietnam to northern
China.The climate in Tibet generates and regulates monsoon rains over Asia.
An estimated 70% of water in China is heavily polluted from uncontrolled
dumping of chemicals. Instead of dealing with this the Chinese regime is
diverting water from Tibet to north and west China to supply over 300
million Chinese people. It is also damming rivers to generate
hydroelectricity which is in turn used to power industrial developments in
China. Dams on rivers and their major tributaries cause massive
interruptions to wild mountain rivers and the ecosystems dependent on them.
They also give China strategic power over neighboring countries.
Chinese state-owned mining companies are quickening their extraction of
copper, gold and silver in Tibet. These mines are usually based close to
rivers. Tibet is also rich in other resources including lead, zinc,
molybdenum, asbestos, uranium, chromium, lithium and much more. Tibet is
China’s only source of chromium and most of its accessible lithium is in
Tibet. These raw materials are used in manufacturing of household goods,
computers and smart phones, among much else.
China is the world’s largest producer of copper and the world’s second
biggest consumer of gold. The World Gold Council predicts that the
consumption in China will double within a decade. Tibet’s reserves of copper
and gold are worth nearly one trillion dollars. Chinese companies have
traditionally mined on a small-scale but now large-scale extractions are
taking place, mainly by large companies, owned by or with close links to the
state. More importantly, in connection with the size of Tibet it needs to be
pointed out that the so-called ‘Tibet Autonomous Region’ – which is what the
some parts of world mistakenly see as ‘Tibet’ – is only the truncated half
of Tibet. The North-Eastern Province of Amdo; has been separated from the
rest of Tibet and renamed ‘Qinghai.’ Also; large parts of Eastern Tibet; the
traditional Kham Province; have been incorporated into neighboring Chinese
Economic growth mostly benefits The Chinese settlers and businesses and
workers, as most workers in Tibet mines are Chinese and the extraction takes
place without regard to the local environment and areas of religious
significance. Most of Tibet is vulnerable to earthquakes and highly
volatile. Threats posed by this instability are exacerbated by mining and
damming projects. In 2013 a landslide in the Gyama Valley is a great
example, which highlighted the fatal destruction of Tibet’s environment. In
almost all areas in Tibet, Tibetans have frequently protested against
Chinese government, where there are mining projects in Tibet, particularly
in recent years. China has recently drilled a 7 km bore hole, to reach and
explore Tibet’s oil and natural gas resources. China National Petroleum
Corporation estimates the basin’s oil reserves at 10 billion tons.
As well as global climate change, industrial projects such as mining,
damming and deforestation are leading to the Tibetan glacier melting at a
faster rate, contributing in turn to further global warming. Before the
Chinese occupation there was almost no Tibetan industrialization, damming,
draining of wetlands, fishing and hunting of wildlife. Tibet remained
unfenced, its grasslands intact, its cold climate able to hold enormous
amounts of organic carbon in the soil.
China has now moved millions of Tibetan nomads from their traditional
grasslands to urban settlements, opening their land for the extraction of
resources and ending traditional agricultural practices which have sustained
and protected the Tibetan environment for centuries.
The mining companies also benefit from state financing of railways, power
stations and many other infrastructure projects. Much of China’s significant
transport infrastructure developments in Tibet have been intended to
facilitate the movement of military forces into the country and the removal
of natural resources from it. companies also benefit from finance at
concessional rates to corporate borrowers, tax holidays, minimal
environmental standards and costs, no requirement to compensate local
communities and subsidised rail freight rates to get concentrates to
smelters or metal to markets.These above valid reasons for saying Tibetans
inside Tibet will never sense happier life in a so-called “Maoist socialist
paradise.” Instead, we have, and always had the fears and sense of the
totalitarian nature of Chinese regime.
However, the authoritarians in Beijing always have popularised the
expression of Tibet as a “Peaceful Liberation” since the occupation in 1949—
the totalitarianism understood well that its colonial strategy depended on a
deliberate and insistent confusion of the binary terms “Liberation” and
“Unity”, so that each of them hides behind the other as one and the same
strategy: “Unity” will always be the public name of a colonial war, and
“Liberation”, once it became necessary and public in the form of total
invasions, would be articulated as the principal means to achieve the sought
after “ethnic unity”.
Why Xi said the country should “firmly take the initiative” in the fight
against separatism, vowing to crack down on all activities seeking to
separate the country and destroy social stability. Waging colonial war under
banner of “Unity” is so central to totalitarianism and Chinese propaganda
that China’s 1949 invasion of Tibet, which killed 1.2 million Tibetans and
destroyed over six thousand monasteries and temples and historical
structures looted and all beyond repair, was termed the “Peaceful Liberation
of Tibet”. “Liberation” and “Ethnic Unity”, therefore, are the same means
whose only and ultimate strategic goal is Chinese colonisation of Tibet and
the subjugation and expulsion of Tibetan population.
To bring about the expulsion of the Tibetans and the establishment of the
Chinese settler colony, the CCP sought the patronage of the powers that
controlled the fate of Tibet. Mao to Xi whereas their assiduous efforts to
court the Mao’s old leadership and persuade to grant them a charter failed,
however the soviet style leadership after Mao adopted the same strategy
under various banners and successfully secured the patronage of world, and
became the master of Tibet.
Tibet remained largely isolated from the rest of the world’s civilizations.
After 1949, the CCP successfully secured support for their colonial project.
After more than 40 years the world recognise that Mao was responsible for
genocide of millions of Chinese, Tibetans, Mongolians and Uyghurs. Even Deng
Xiaoping actually believed that Mao was about 80% wrong, prove not only that
mass massacre happened from 1959-61 but also that these were mainly the
result of policy errors that the current regime continues to draw from.
None of these, however, meant morally justifiable and acceptable, but a true
nature that the deadly ideology of communism while abandoned their public
claims that their “peaceful liberation” colonisation of Tibet would not be
harmful to the Tibetan people while employing, at the same time, the most
violent means to evict the Tibetans off their land.
The totalitarian leader, Mao, following Stalin’s strategy of securing the
patronage of major world powers articulated the Sovietist position thus.
Sovietist colonisation must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the
native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under
the protection of a power that is independent of the native population –
behind an iron wall, which the native population cannot breach. That is
repressive policy; not what it should be, but what it actually is, whether
we admit it or not. We clearly understand why Xi is calling for more
“patriotic education campaigns” to promote “ethnic unity” and a sense of
belonging to the same “Chinese nationality”.
Despite officially introducing more environment-friendly policies in recent
years, China continues to flood Tibet with potentially destructive mega
development projects such as railway routes, oil and gas pipelines,
petrochemical complexes, hydro dams, construction of airports, highways,
military bases and new cities for migrants from Mainland China. Is this for
a sense of belonging to the same “Chinese nationality”?
What need we, otherwise, of the Peaceful Liberation? Or of the Mandate?
Their value to us is that outside Power has undertaken to create in the
country such conditions of administration and security that if the native
population should desire to hinder our work, they will find it impossible.
It was, in fact, this regime’s commitment to “peaceful liberation” with the
Tibetans, whose land they sought to total control, that provoked the ire of
terror group that gradually transformed the CCP. The CCP leaders’ assumption
that the Tibetans were bribe-able, that they could be bought, and that they
would accept Chinese domination in exchange for nominal economic benefits
was challenged by Mao. He once stated that the communist army’s “only
foreign debt” was that incurred to the Tibet and its people while on the
Long March in 1930s.
As the idea of peace liberation of Tibet as a means to establish more
colonial conquests continued to be entrenched in Maoist considerations, it
would be pursued alongside invisible war even after 1949, as evidenced by
the multiple invasions of Tibet in the 1950s, and in the new century. These
wars would be waged explicitly as part of China’s pursuit of “peaceful
liberation” to achieve its colonial aims, and Nor-eastern Tibet capitulated
completely to Chinese colonialism, while continuing the war against those
Tibetans who continued to resist Maoist colonial logic.
Human rights monitoring and protection has become an unusual challenge to
the de facto impunity of the government system. Acquiring accurate
information from the so-called ethnic minority regions of Tibet had become
extremely difficult due to the secretive nature of operations and so-called
lack of transparency. Tibetans in their own home country have become victims
of deep-seated prejudice. A carefully chiseled policy has led to a cultural
genocide in Tibet due to denial of basic fundamental rights, freedoms and
justice over a period of 60 years. The Human Rights situation has not
improved in Tibet.
The ongoing suppression of the Tibetan people has been openly carried out
whether intentionally or unintentionally. The Chinese government continues
to accelerate the political, economic, social and geographical integration
of Tibet into China. There is no let-up on many unpopular measures of
control imposed by China on the Tibet region such as the “Patriotic
re-education Campaign” under policy of “Unity and Peace,” despite
how-many-ever protests from Tibetans. This Chinese policy with the active
support of the military presence in Tibet, at least a quarter of a million
strong, strictly governs the territory, after all China still claims a
“peaceful liberation” of Tibet and President Xi Jinping vowed to follow same
old way. Is this what China really wanted the whole world to witness in an
occupied Tibet in the 21st century?
Photo caption: China’s aggressive Violence Against Tibetan People in their
homeland, in 2012. Photo: file
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