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What happens to Tibet when the Olympics end? 20 Apr 2022 17:22 #11954

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On 27 March, an 81-year-old Tibetan named Tashi Phuntsok, popular by his shortened name ‘Taphun’, committed self-immolation in front of the local Chinese police station in the Ngaba town, world-famous for its Kirti monastery. This was the 160th known case of self-immolation in recent years by Tibetan monks, nuns, youths and ordinary citizens who have consigned their bodies to fire just to express their resistance against the occupation of their country Tibet by China. China occupied Tibet in 1951, and since then, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have perpetuated their vice-like control over Tibet and the Tibetan people. Only a month before Taphun’s self-immolation in Eastern Tibet, Tsewang Norbu, a popular 25-year-old Tibetan singer, too, had taken his own life by self-immolation on 27 February in front of the historic Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.

According to details coming out of Tibet, both of these self-immolators were shouting slogans in favour of a ‘Free Tibet’ and calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet as fire engulfed their bodies. In both cases, before crowds of passersby could gather there, watchful Chinese security agents of the Public Security Bureau (PSB), omnipresent in uniforms and plainclothes in every street of Tibet, pounced upon the self-immolator and whisked him away.

As has become a regular practice by the Chinese administrators of Tibet, a complete official silence about such events is maintained. The movement of Tibetan people and information is strictly controlled to stop world media from getting any details ...

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What happens to Tibet when the Olympics end? 15 Feb 2022 22:45 #11879

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When the Olympic Games are over, and the cameras leave, what happens to Tibet?

This story repeats itself. In the wake of Beijing’s last Games in 2008, there was a brutal crackdown on the Tibetan people. Since then, hundreds of Tibetans have been detained as political prisoners and many remain in prison; more than half a million Tibetans have been forced into a coercive labor program, and over 157 Tibetans resorted to self-immolation as a form of protest since 2009.

The international media moved on. 
But oppression in Tibet only got worse.

China’s government seeks to enshroud Tibet in darkness, cutting off access for UN experts, diplomats, NGOs, and journalists from outside while hemming a nation of hundreds of thousands within its borders. A handful of guided “tours” of Tibet for foreign nationals are as contrived as they are insulting, restricting who visitors can speak to as the Chinese government creates a propaganda show of our culture.

Right now, the spotlight is on Beijing and on the Winter Olympics. But we can train it squarely where it ought to be: on China’s human rights abuses, on Tibet, on the Tibetan people, and on a peaceful struggle for freedom in the face of China’s oppression.

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They hope to get the World's support to suvive in peace.
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