Survey: ‘No freedom in Tibet, China only slightly better’

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    Survey: ‘No freedom in Tibet, China only slightly better’ | Tibetan Review

    (TibetanReview.net, Jan30, 2015) – North Korea and Chinese-ruled Tibet were among the “worst of the worst” while China and Laos were only slightly better, said the US-based rights NGO Freedom House in its annual survey of political and civil liberties in 2014.

    The survey report, “Freedom in the World 2015”, published on Jan 28, said North Korea and Tibet were included in the “worst of the worst” 12 countries or territories in the world because they received the lowest possible score of 7 in Freedom House’s ranking scale of 1-7 in each of the two categories measured by the rights group: political rights and civil liberties.

    China and Laos have each scored 6 in civil liberties and 7 in political rights, and were therefore only slightly better. On China, the survey said the situation worsened in 2014 and was marked by intensification of the “harassment of previously tolerated civil society organizations, labor leaders, academics, and state-sanctioned churches” while “Communist authorities also tightened China’s sophisticated system of internet control.”

    The survey report acknowledged that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign had netted some senior officials, but pointed out that the crackdown “remained selective and ignored the principles of due process,” and was “compromised by an intensified crackdown on grassroots anticorruption activists and other elements of civil society.”

    On Xinjiang (East Turkestan) the report said that China’s “harsh state repression” of Muslim Uyghurs appeared to have triggered “an escalating cycle of radicalization” that resulted in deadly attacks attributed to Uyghur extremists. “The government responded with heavy-handed collective punishment and more intrusive restrictions on religious identity,” the report added.

    The report assessed the level of freedom in 195 countries. Of them 89 were rated “free,” 55 “partly free,” and 51 “not free.”
     
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    Freedom is a tabooed word in China.
     
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    Yes, it is, happy?
     
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    The chinese citizens like you should answer to this question !
     
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    “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Suffering leads to Tiananmen Square”
     
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    All the chinese i talk to are happy here in the state. its selective freedom, No free tibet(most chinese dont care about it anyway, some tibetan dont even care), NO free election(most chinese are more care about making money), No tiannmen square 1989(most dont even know the event or care). everything else is fair game, pollution, corruption, economy etc etc, you can protest all you want. there is a reason most chinese support the government even though they dont like some its decision, and thats because the decision make by government affect MOST chinese. thats the reason why arab spring never take place, because most chinese care more about economy than free tibet/free election.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The reason why the Chinese are lacklustre about what the Govt does is because of their deeply ingrained psyche that is historical.

    It is the philosophy that is enshrined in the Theory of Legalism.

     

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