Award-winning Tibetan writer denied China passport

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    Beijing: A Tibetan poet and activist will not be able to receive a US government courage award in person after China denied her a passport for "national security" reasons, she said on Friday. :rolleyes:

    Tsering Woeser, an ethnic Tibetan writer, was one of nine women due to receive an "International Women of Courage" award at a glittering event in Washington on Friday, hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    But Woeser, who has written on Tibetan issues for decades, said she was unable to leave China to receive the award, after being routinely denied a passport. "I applied in 2005, and last year," she said.
    "Last year I was told: if I leave the country it will threaten national security," she said.

    China's foreign ministry blasted the award as an attempt to "interfere in China's internal affairs", echoing comments made when jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

    "The US giving such a person an award is a public support of her national splittist remarks and it is apparently violating the US commitment that Tibet is part of China," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Friday.
    But Woeser said that "for a rising power to respond this way doesn't make sense and shows its weakness".

    Other writers who have vocally opposed policies advocated by China's ruling Communist party have also reported being denied passports.

    China's government seeks to internally suppress reports on Tibetan calls for greater rights and autonomy from Beijing, and tensions in the region have heightened with more than 100 ethnic Tibetans setting themselves on fire since 2009.

    Woeser said she would dedicate her award to self-immolators. "I've been writing about them, and feel sad about them," she said.

    Beijing says that Tibetans enjoy religious freedom and have greatly benefited from economic development in the region in recent decades.

    Award-winning Tibetan writer denied China passport | NDTV.com
     
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    if She went to US ,get the permanent right of residence because of political asylum that will be a bad example to Chinese.
    everyone like living in US, and everyone will try to become a poet.
    you may not know, many Chinese try to get an American right of residence by cheating that they are some weird religions, we have some companies teaching people all kinds weird religious doctrines.
    and BTW, welcome Indian Maoist come to china get awards.
     
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    It is obvious that a Tibetan who has written of Tibetan issues winning a US Award for 'Courage' will never be allowed out of China because all the publicity that she will get when out of China will all reflect negatively on China.

    Therefore, it is natural that China would not allow an icon that can bring shame to China outside China to add to the grist of the anti China mill!

    It was the same for the Chinese dissident who got the Nobel Prize!
     
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    Mao was a poet and he hated the US!

    CHANGSHA

    --to the tune of Chin Yuan Chun

    1925


    Alone I stand in the autumn cold
    On the tip of Orange Island,
    The Hsiang flowing northward;
    I see a thousand hills crimsoned through
    By their serried woods deep-dyed,
    And a hundred barges vying
    Over crystal blue waters.
    Eagles cleave the air,
    Fish glide in the limpid deep;
    Under freezing skies a million creatures contend in freedom.
    Brooding over this immensity,
    I ask, on this boundless land
    Who rules over man's destiny?

    I was here with a throng of companions,
    Vivid yet those crowded months and years.
    Young we were, schoolmates,
    At life's full flowering;
    Filled with student enthusiasm
    Boldly we cast all restraints aside.
    Pointing to our mountains and rivers,
    Setting people afire with our words,
    We counted the mighty no more than muck.
    Remember still
    How, venturing midstream, we struck the waters
    And waves stayed the speeding boats?




    I don't think all Chinese would love to stay in the US.

    It is only those who are enamoured by flashy cars, tall skyscrapers, consumerism, McDonalds fast food, would trade China for the US.

    But then there are others, who are not that impressed and so they would like to stay in China.
     
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    This poem expresses well the young Mao's grand ambition as well as his love to the sacred land of China.

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    Here is the poem 'Long March'

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    but when he got old, he mad many mistake,
    both Nehru and him agree with Hindu Chini bhai bhai, but Mao think Chini was elder brother and elder brother should take the lion share, younger brother should follow and assist in Chinese culture.
    He did not know Nehru had the same idea and India has same culture, India did not, does not and will not think China elder brother forever.
    Mao should suggest Hindu Chini sister sister, sisters always calculate very clear and avoid beat each. that the most mistake he ever made.
     
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    :)

    Each to its own way.

    Peaceful Coexistence is important.

    We can judge leaders, but we are not aware of their inner compulsions which made them do what.
     
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