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Tibetans 'detained' in camps by Chinese
The Tibetan president-in-exile urges the international community to act over Chinese oppression.
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Lobsang Sangay: Tibetans being detained in camps by Chinese
Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan president-in-exile says Tibetans are being held in camps similar to the Muslim Uyghur camps in Xinjiang.
He told Hardtalks' Zeinab Badawi: "We do have these camps but not as large as the Uyghurs, so a lot of people are sent for education through labour, imprisonment, detention."
China has denied claims of internment camps in Xinjiang but said some people are receiving "vocational training". A senior official in Xinjiang has said the region is facing the "three evil forces" of terrorism, extremism and separatism.
Mr Sangay, who was given political control by the Dalai Lama in 2011 said the camps in Tibet had been set up by the same Chinese official who set them up in Xinjiang. He has called on the international community to act over Chinese oppression in Tibet.
 

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China 'coercing' thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps - report
Researchers warn the "militarised vocational training" can lead to a loss of cultural heritage.
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China 'coercing' thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps - report
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China is coercing hundreds of thousands of people in Tibet into military-style training centres that experts say are akin to labour camps, a study has said.
The report by the Jamestown Foundation is based on state media reports, policy documents and satellite imagery which Reuters news agency has corroborated.
The study also compares the situation to what has been documented among ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region.
Chinese authorities have not yet commented on the findings.
The push to retrain rural workers is closely linked to President Xi Jinping's vow to eliminate poverty in China this year.
Remote and mainly-Buddhist Tibet is governed as an autonomous region of China, which is accused of suppressing cultural and religious freedom there.
Beijing says it is fostering progress and development in the Himalayan region.
Tibet's president-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has been among those who have previously alleged that Tibetan people are being forced into labour camps and training centres for "education".
However, the scale of the programme as detailed in this study indicates it is much larger than previously thought.
What are the findings of the study?
The report, authored by Adrian Zenz, an independent Tibet and Xinjiang researcher, says that 500,000 people, mostly subsistence farmers and herders, were trained in the first seven months of 2020 and authorities have set quotas for the mass transfer of those workers within Tibet and to other parts of China.
According to Chinese government plans that have been cited, the training schemes are to develop "work discipline, Chinese language and work ethics".
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It adds that the aim is to change "can't do, don't want to do and don't dare to do" attitudes toward work, while also calling for "unspecified measures to effectively eliminate 'lazy people'."
The study adds the training programmes lead to most of the workers ending up in low paid jobs, including in textile manufacturing, construction and agriculture.
"In the context of Beijing's increasingly assimilatory ethnic minority policy, it is likely that these policies will promote a long-term loss of linguistic, cultural and spiritual heritage," it warns.
What are the comparisons to Xinjiang?
The report says the programme bears resemblances to labour schemes in the troubled Xinjiang province where Chinese authorities are accused of the mass detention of the mostly Muslim Uighur population.
"In both Xinjiang and Tibet, state-mandated poverty alleviation consists of a top-down scheme that extends the government's social control deep into family units," it says.

In Xinjiang, China is accused of arbitrarily detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims - while Beijing says the camps are vocational schools needed to combat terrorism and religious extremism.

However, the Jamestown study stresses that in Tibet, the labour scheme is "potentially less coercive", with some Tibetans voluntarily participating and seeing their incomes increasing as a result.
Despite these differences to Xinjiang, the report concludes that "the systemic presence of clear indicators of coercion and indoctrination, coupled with profound and potentially permanent change in modes of livelihood, is highly problematic".
 

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Tibet: China expands labour camps | Mandatory vocational training centres set up
Tibet: China expands labour camps | Mandatory vocational training centres set up China is pushing hundreds and thousands of rural Tibetans into forced labour camps, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region. Watch report.
 

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What's Happening in China's Tibetan Labour Camps? Are they like the Camps in Xinjiang? - TLDR News
Following reports of labour camps in China used to detained Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, There has been another report was released from the Jamestown Foundation about labour camps being used in Tibet. In this video, we take a look at that report, explain what’s going on, the similarities and differences between the camps and some of the tumultuous history between China and Tibet.
 

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[23 Sep 2020 China News] CHINA FORCES 500,000 TIBETANS INTO LABOUR CAMPS.
China forces 500,000 Tibetans into labour camps. China is pushing hundreds of thousands of Tibetans into forced labour camps, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region, as the International Olympic Committee is urged to strip Beijing of the Winter Olympics. New evidence suggests the Chinese government now has a large-scale mandatory "vocational training" program in Tibet, pushing more than 500,000 rural labourers into recently built military-style training centres in the first seven months of this year alone. The evidence has been compiled by German anthropologist Dr Adrian Zenz, whose research was instrumental in raising the profile of the security build-up and mass detention of Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang province. The labour camps are accompanied by enforced indoctrination, intrusive surveillance, and harsh punishments for those who fail to meet labour transfer quotas, according to the research. The new report by Dr Zenz, sponsored by a global coalition of MPs who have been urging governments to adopt a tougher stance on China, says Beijing has been setting quotas for the mass transfer of rural labourers within Tibet. The labor transfer policy mandates that pastoralists and farmers are to be subjected to centralised "military-style" vocational training, which aims to reform "backward thinking" and includes training in "work discipline", law and the Chinese language. The new evidence will place further pressure on China's human rights record, which has been criticised for its policies in Xinjiang where more than one million ethnic Uighurs have been forced into internment camps, and a crackdown on pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong. Australian Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching, co-chairs of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, said Dr Zenz's findings on the situation in Tibet were just as alarming as the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang. "Just as the international community was rightly outraged by the details presented in the Xinjiang papers, and the treatment of the Uighur people, they will be just as troubled by this report on forced labour camps in the Tibet Autonomous Region," Hastie and Kitching said in a joint statement. The founder of the alliance of MPs, Sir Iain Duncan Smith has urged the IOC to reconsider Beijing as the host of the Olympic Winter Games in 2022. MPs from New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK have questioned whether the games can continue in China amid the growing human rights concerns and restrictions on freedom of the press. Former Australian soccer captain Craig Foster said on Tuesday the IOC would be directly responsible if it allowed its "mega events to be used to whitewash broad scale abuse occurring under the shadow of the stadia". "It is near impossible to see how China can stage a mega-sporting event in accordance with these basic human rights since many are antithetical to governmental principles themselves," said Foster, an adjunct professor at Torrens University. Liberal MP Dave Sharma, who led the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, said a boycott would harden nationalist views in China, escalate a "cold-war mentality" and thwart attempts to moderate the Chinese Communist Party's actions in the region. Sharma, Australia's former ambassador to Israel, said China's national prestige was "on the line" and concessions on human rights, civil liberties and media freedoms could be won in the lead up to the games. "They don't want their international prestige to be diminished. It would mean that they will have to end up agreeing to a whole bunch of things that in regular times they would not agree to."

The only way to stop China from enslaving and torturing these people in concentration camps and making them do forced labor in Chinese factories is to move all manufacturing out of China. Just banning products made in Tibet/Xinjiang is not enough. The Chinese will simply move the Tibetans, Uyghurs and other minorities to factories in other regions to continue forcing them to work as slaves.
Until international corporations move all manufacturing out of China, the atrocities in such concentration camps will continue. International corporations are complicit in all of this because they look the other way for cheap labor even as the Uyghurs, Tibetans and other minorities are forced to work as slaves.
 

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Gravitas: After the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, China targets Tibetans
China is implementing its Xinjiang playbook in Tibet. According to a report, Tibetans are being forced into 'military styled' indoctrination camps.

The only way to stop China from enslaving and torturing these people in concentration camps and making them do forced labor in Chinese factories is to move all manufacturing out of China. Just banning products made in Tibet/Xinjiang is not enough. The Chinese will simply move the Tibetans, Uyghurs and other minorities to factories in other regions to continue forcing them to work as slaves.
Until international corporations move all manufacturing out of China, the atrocities in such concentration camps will continue. International corporations are complicit in all of this because they look the other way for cheap labor even as the Uyghurs, Tibetans and other minorities are forced to work as slaves.
 

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How China’s Military-Style Labor Programs in Tibet Operate
Why does the CCP operate military-style mass coercive labor programs in Tibet?


The goal is to fuse Tibetans, Uighurs and other minorities into the majority ‘melting pot,’ like the Manchus before them.



For many months, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been in the news for a number of reasons, from covering up vital information on COVID-19 and supplying millions of damaged masks, to the aggressive wolf-warrior diplomacy spearheaded by Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian and China’s ongoing standoff with India in the Galwan Valley.








Despite receiving a number of setbacks because of the CCP’s erratic behaviour, it is still adding to its growing number of both domestic and external woes.


Currently the CCP has been intensifying its war on what it calls its minorities, created and engineered by their past invasions and enforced assimilative policies in these occupied territories.


The latest findings of Adrian Zenz, a Senior Fellow and an independent Tibet and East Turkistan researcher based in Minnesota (USA), confirm that the CCP is now uprooting them from their farms and pasture lands, forcing them into labour programmes and Sinicising them.


Some of these so-called minorities once ruled and moulded China into its present shape and size.


For instance, the Mongols incorporated China into their vast empire.


The Manchu’s extended the Qing Empire’s furthest reach.


Now the Manchus are indistinguishable from the Chinese majority, so totally Sinicised are they now.


And their land, Manchuria, is now renamed Heilongjiang.


At the last count, more than twenty years ago, only 100 elderly Manchu’s were able to speak their mother tongue.


With their death the world has lost an important repository of knowledge and wisdom with its rich linguistic and cultural heritage.

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During the ancient period, Tibet overran Xian, the imperial capital of Tang China and installed a puppet emperor on the throne.


The puppet was named Tashi.


In Tibetan it means auspicious.


Emperor Tashi’s reign lasted for fifteen long days. The Tang imperial troops re-grouped and drove the Tibetan army out of Xian.


Now in the twenty first century, after the implementation of ‘Grid-style social management’in the form of ‘Convenience police stations’ and ‘Community based-policing’ why is the CCP undertaking this massive and potentially explosive social engineering of Tibetans and Uighurs of East Turkestan (Ch. Xinjiang) in the form of mass coercive labour programme across Tibet?


The answer that stares one in the face is that Beijing wants these people to go the way of the Manchus, submerged and disappeared in the sea of the Chinese majority.

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Because of the CCP’s complete failure of its past policies in Tibet and East Turkistan which resulted into the major peaceful uprising on the Tibetan Plateau in 2008 and the unrest in Urumqi in East Turkistan in 2009, the immediate official response was brutal reprisal, imprisonment and torture.


The majority view of Chinese intellectuals on the party’s minority policy is that it is a major failure and in need of a total overhaul.


Hence, it seems that the CCP has already started recalibrating its minority policy through the mass internment of millions of Uighurs and the implementation of military-style coercive labour programmes in Tibet.


The enduring fear of the Chinese Communist Party is the spectre of the break-up of Yugoslavia and the implosion of the Soviet Union.


To avoid such a fate, rather than expanding autonomy and minority freedom, scholars and officials alike recommended curtailing autonomy and doing away with preferential treatment to minorities who are considered too “pampered” under the current dispensation.


Leading the charge in “correcting” China’s minority policy are Ma Rong of Peking University, Hu Angang, of Tingshua University and Zhu Weiqun, once the executive director of the United Front Work Department, the party’s top office that supervises minority policy.


They recommended minority distinctions should be done away with, and the minorities fused in the “melting pot” of Chineseness.


Some ultra-nationalist Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals went further.




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They wanted Tibet to be broken into smaller pieces and Beijing should actively encourage more migration of Chinese settlers into these regions to cement and entrench Beijing’s rule, which is presently being done at gunpoint and through an engineered development.


Through the implementation of these different tactics, CCP wants to cement its rule by the sheer weight of Chinese demography and turn Tibet into another Manchuria.


In the words of Adrian Zenz, “…It is likely that these policies will promote a long-term loss of linguistic, cultural and spiritual heritage.”


Hence, by engaging them through this coercive programme, the CCP is trying to disengage the Tibetan people from their roots and culture.


Chunks of what Tibetans consider Tibet, the Water Tower of Asia, are already incorporated into Chinese provinces of Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan.


Amdo, the birthplace of the Dalai Lama in north-eastern Tibet, was made into a brand-new province and Sinicised as Qinghai.


The Tibet Autonomous Region is a little less than half of the area of 2.5 million square kilometres of the Tibetan Plateau.








If the ongoing dispersal of an estimated 500,000 Tibetans into other Chinese provinces or evicting nomads from their pasturelands or farmers from their farmlands and pushing them into coercive labour programmes is the CCP’s way of fusing minority identities into the greater Chinese melting pot, the CCP might be fueling a boiling pot rather than a melting pot.


In short, what happened in East Turkistan (Ch. Xinjiang), is happening in Tibet and what happened in Tibet, is happening in East Turkistan.


Hence, what happened in East Turkistan and Tibet could happen anywhere.

The only way to stop China from enslaving and torturing these people in concentration camps and making them do forced labor in Chinese factories is to move all manufacturing out of China. Just banning products made in Tibet/Xinjiang is not enough. The Chinese will simply move the Tibetans, Uyghurs and other minorities to factories in other regions to continue forcing them to work as slaves.
Until international corporations move all manufacturing out of China, the atrocities in such concentration camps will continue. International corporations are complicit in all of this because they look the other way for cheap labor even as the Uyghurs, Tibetans and other minorities are forced to work as slaves.
 

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Is China Preparing To Annex Tibet? The Signs Say ….. Yes!

It will not be long before the average Tibetan family from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China will be forced to communicate in a language that is culturally not their own.
They will also have stopped observing centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist customs for fear of being marched to a concentration camp by Chinese overlords.
This is the reality Chinese Tibetans dread as President Xi Jinping aggressively implements his pet project – The Sinicisation of Tibet – intent on completing it by 2021 if possible.



President Xi is of the view that erasing the history, language and customs of the Tibetans is the surest way of integrating them with mainstream China and demanding loyalty from them for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The Chinese president has no problem with the religion of the Tibetans – Buddhism – unlike Islam as practiced by the Uyghurs of Xinjiang province.
He does have a problem with the Tibetan Buddhist theocratic head, the Dalai Lama, however, a leader who lives in exile in India who continues to insist that Tibet is an independent land forcibly annexed by China.



Whether President Xi is interested in integrating the “rogue” territory with mainland China is unclear at this moment.
For now, he simply wants to crush Tibetan Buddhism out of existence; that’s how much he dislikes the Dalai Lama’s stance on independence, and that may be why he appears so desperate to annex Tibet one way or another before the first centenary of the formation of the CCP in 2021.
The annexation of Tibet will give him, President Xi perhaps thinks, a greater opportunity to dictate terms in the upper Himalayas where he is bullying India in a brazen, outlandish attempt to carve a road route from China to Europe through territory illegally occupied by both China and Pakistan.
To achieve this larger goal, President Xi has to first domesticate Tibet.
Tactically, it makes sense for him because he can have military bases on his territory but much closer to the contested territory than at present.
Of course, he does not use military language.
He makes do with phrases like “ideological education”.
Something he said recently that raised alarm bells among Tibetans living in exile all over the world: “It is necessary to actively guide Tibetan Buddhism to adapt to the socialist society and promote the Sinicisation of Tibetan Buddhism.”
Remember, President Xi is referring to Tibetan Buddhism, not Tibet per se, for the reasons mentioned above.

The international media has in the last couple of years come up with a reasonable definition of “Sinicisation” in the context of China:
“…(Sinicisation) of religion could be broadly defined as an effort to mould religious beliefs and doctrine to bring them in line with the Communist Party of China’s principles and objectives, and with the culture of the majority Han community. Xi in 2015 spoke about sinicising the five major religions practised in China: Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Buddhism and Daoism.”
The Sinicisation of Islam in Xinjiang province is past the two-thirds mark. The president expects Islam to disappear by 2022, his regime currently brainwashing Uyghur Muslims to become loyal Chinese by choice or compulsion by then.
The sinicisation of Tibet is thus now underway.



How far has it actually progressed?
Unlike the Uyghurs, Tibetans in exile are better organised in getting out crucial information and data from inside Tibet.
Take the issue of the rural labourers of Tibet.
The government wants to relieve them of any land they own, shift the most able of them minus their families to labour camps where they will be turned into factory workers and their services transferred to the highest bidding manufacturing companies.
Reports claim that “over 500,000 rural labourers (roughly 15% of the region’s population) were trained in the first seven months of 2020….Most of these 500,000 labourers were herders and farmers…..each county in the region has quotas to meet in terms of providing labourers”.
Labourers who cannot be converted into workers are sent to far off places, never to return.
Chinese officials who fail to fulfil their monthly labourer quota meet the same fate.
A policy note of the Chinese government says this process of conversion will “effectively eliminate ‘lazy people’”, and that this is a strategy to “tackle the ‘mental poverty’ of rural labourers”.

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All of TAR has been divided into small grids to make it easier for Chinese officials to monitor the movements of the Tibetans.
Every village is divided into smaller units, making it easier to listen in on neighbours, and locals are often lured with goodies to turn into snitches.
This is called the grid management system.
Then there is the double-linked household system in which a grid consists of double households, with each forced to report on the other.
Anywhere between three and four million Tibetans are covered and monitored in this way.
The government has a plan for those who are not settled in villages such as nomads or itinerant farmers.
An official order has asked them to hand over their lands and animal herds to large-scale, state-run cooperatives.
In return, they get shares of the cooperatives. Those who ask if their shares are worth anything never receive an answer.
Students in schools and colleges are theoretically allowed to learn both the Tibetan and Chinese languages. Officially.
But in practice, Chinese teachers teach them Tibetan using non-Tibetan texts.
Over a period of time, the students lose interest.
More importantly for Xi, they lose their grasp of the Tibetan language.
An official decree orders all Tibetans to surrender their passports.
They are not issued fresh, digitised ones. So, they cannot leave Tibet, and are forced to do what the Chinese tell them.
When it is time to get jobs, they are given jobs that take them away from Tibet with a skill set that distances them from their customs and culture.
Tibetan monks have it the worst.
Throughout Tibetan history, it has been the monks who have led the anti-China protests; who took the initiative to teach their “country’s” culture, heritage and language as well as religion to Tibetans.
The Chinese government issued decrees to achieve one goal: to keep the monks apart from normal Tibetans.
They are under constant surveillance.
Anything they teach is considered anti-Chinese and anti-CCP.
Any mention of the Dalai Lama can invite instant punishment. Thousands of monasteries have been destroyed.
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One the world’s most famous centres of Tibetan Buddhism, the Larung Gar in Sichuan province in eastern Tibet, and its sibling Yarchen Gar, has been all but destroyed, priceless manuscripts and ancient scripts burnt.
Most monks and nuns are being forced to attend “re-education” camps.
Any Tibetan found possessing an image, even a photo, of the Dalai Lama can be sent to jail.
Furthermore, any talk of Tibetan independence is considered, according to the latest security law specially tailored for Tibet, a “gang crime”.
Hundreds remain behind bars on this count alone.
There is global criticism of Tibet’s Sinicisation, but no action aimed at cautioning China.
This made China brazen enough to issue a statement, some time ago, to explain why it is going ahead with Sinicisation: “Tibetan Buddhism, born in our ancient China, is a religion with Chinese characteristics. It is true that Tibetan Buddhism in formation received influence from other neighboring Buddhist countries, but it adapted to the local reality and formed its own unique doctrine and rituals, which is a model of Sinicization itself… That we are actively guiding Tibetan Buddhism in the direction of Sinicization is in the hope that Tibetan Buddhism will further absorb the nutrition of Chinese culture.”


The only way to stop China from enslaving and torturing these people in concentration camps and making them do forced labor in Chinese factories is to move all manufacturing out of China. Just banning products made in Tibet/Xinjiang is not enough. The Chinese will simply move the Tibetans, Uyghurs and other minorities to factories in other regions to continue forcing them to work as slaves.
Until international corporations move all manufacturing out of China, the atrocities in such concentration camps will continue. International corporations are complicit in all of this because they look the other way for cheap labor even as the Uyghurs, Tibetans and other minorities are forced to work as slaves.
 
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Minority Women In China Endure Appalling Conditions

While the image portrayed by China to the world is of its leaders heading a responsible and concerned nation, reality runs counter to the images often seen.

The most coercive and authoritarian regime in the world, China, under President Xi Jinping, has audaciously deployed forces to implement its repressive policies at home, toughened its control over civil society and the media, installed invasive surveillance technology, and above all imposed cruel controls on ethnic minorities including the Uyghurs, Tibetans and others.

China’s coercive and draconian measures towards ethnic minorities, especially women and girls, demonstrate gross human rights violations and harsh oppression under the deeply patriarchal governance of the Chinese Communist Party.

China’s deep-rooted family planning policy among Uyghur’s in Xinjiang has taken a repressive form in controlling women’s body by way of forced abortion, and secret sterilizations, to over time diminish their vitality.

Its extreme measures to slash birth rates among the Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities is employed using a number of intrauterine devices and sterilization processes.

The repression of Uyghur, Kazakhs, Tibetans and other ethnic minorities in strictly controlled Xinjiang is well hidden.

However, the egregious human right violations perpetrating under CCP keep mounting.

The state has enacted outrageous policies of mass sterilization and compulsory use of intrauterine devices on minority female populations with a claimed 80% of these procedures being performed on Uyghur women to alter the population balance towards Han Chinese, and work towards the eventual disappearance of other ethnicities in China.

Such policies have been classified as ‘demographical genocide’.

The torturous and horrific abuse of minority women in China’s internment camps reveal a broader picture of the kind of evil occurring in the camps.

Under a dense network of surveillance systems and interpersonal monitoring, women have to live in suffocating prison cells, sleep in turns and use toilets whilst being watched by security cameras.

Moreover, they are forced to take medication including pills that make them faint as well as being made to sing songs that praise China’s Communist Party.

Such brutal actions instill a sense of fear and trauma for life, granting them no freedom to make choices and give birth.

Since the ethnic minority women are regarded as ‘low quality’, they are electrocuted on the basis that being a Uyghur woman is somehow a crime.

More recently, China has been advertising marriage to Uyghur women to Han men, but this move has shown grim signs of the slow, painful and creeping genocide that is taking place.

Xi’s government campaign “pair up and become family” shows a government acknowledgement and allowance, even if not publicly stated, ‘sponsorship’ of mass rape.

Women become vulnerable to sexual abuse when their husbands are sent to forced labor camps.

Women are then sold to Han man and forced into marriage.

Neither the girl nor her family can reject proposals because if they do, they are then viewed as Islamist extremists.

The Han men who marry minority girls are then rewarded with government gratifications such as jobs and money.

China regards minority women as poor, shameless, uneducated and uncivilized – an approach which ‘helps’ Beijing control minorities breeding quickly while keeping them under heinous conditions of extensive physical punishment.

China’s malicious and ruthless oppression has left its footprint in Tibet as well.

The CCP carries out population-controlled measures against Tibetan women, forced abortions, and intrusive monitoring of women’s reproductive cycles.

The government promotes wide-spread prostitution in the region and practices severe gender discrimination to an extent that ‘virginity’ tests become a pre-condition for employment of girls or women.

China regards Tibetan women as inferior, calling them mentally handicapped if they express their political opinions or join protests against them, thus paving the way for Chinese authorities to hide eugenic laws and continue a systematic pattern of grave human rights violations against women.


Xi administration has ushered in a ‘new era’ of aggressive government, devoid of any rules and human rights in its model of development.

Its harsh practices demonstrate utter disregard of basic human dignity and the sanctity of human life.

China must immediately stop its draconian and systematic abuse of minority women, put an end to all forms of inhumane punishments against women, for no development can be achieved without women as equal to men.

That a ‘developed’ society like China, disrespects women and fails to protect women’s rights by not creating room for their effective participation in sociery is utterly unsustainable and grossly unjust.

The global community should join hands, and call on the CCP to end its persecution of any ethnic minority women in China.

It is only by adopting a holistic approach, built on strong morale foundation, that the world can bring about a required change which will itself eventually challenge the CCP’s creeping actions of genocide that for now, are increasingly posing a threat to the wider world.



The only way to stop China from enslaving and torturing these people in concentration camps and making them do forced labor in Chinese factories is to move all manufacturing out of China. Just banning products made in Tibet/Xinjiang is not enough. The Chinese will simply move the Tibetans, Uyghurs and other minorities to factories in other regions to continue forcing them to work as slaves.
Until international corporations move all manufacturing out of China, the atrocities in such concentration camps will continue. International corporations are complicit in all of this because they look the other way for cheap labor even as the Uyghurs, Tibetans and other minorities are forced to work as slaves.
 

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‘The worst form of torture I experienced’: China’s war against Tibetan Buddhism

Condemnation of China by the west has been muzzled in favour of protecting trade interests but the social control, surveillance and crackdown of Tibetan self-determination goes on


China’s system of ethnocide was born in Tibet under the ambitions of party official Chen Quanguo. This blueprint for cultural annihilation was then matured in Xinjiang when he was sent there as governor in 2016. But, unlike Xinjiang, where testimonies of mass incarceration and torture of the Uighur ethnic minority frequently reach the outside world, the Tibet Autonomous Region is completely closed off.
The high plateau is out of bounds for the foreign press and Tibetans who attempt to communicate their struggle to the international community face extrajudicial detention for committing “crimes of undermining social stability and inciting separatism”. This lack of access means only whispers of torment reach the ears of those beyond Tibet’s mountain walls. Whispers that tell of monks confined to the slow agony of the “tiger chair”, children split from their families and sent to militarised vocational training schools, and the forced labour camps where hundreds of thousands are having their culture and identity vanquished.
Tibet’s status in the global news agenda has gradually subsided since the uprising in 2008. Protests against the Chinese government’s persecution of Tibetans were scheduled to coincide with the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The attempt by monks, nuns and non-monastic Tibetans to draw international media attention to their plight was met by a brutal crackdown by the Chinese military and police. However, since then, the condemnation from western governments has been muzzled in favour of protecting trade interests with Beijing and even Hollywood’s “Free Tibet” rallying cry has petered out, leaving Richard Gere alone and exposed in his activism.

The only way to stop China from enslaving and torturing these people in concentration camps and making them do forced labor in Chinese factories is to move all manufacturing out of China. Just banning products made in Tibet/Xinjiang is not enough. The Chinese will simply move the Tibetans, Uyghurs and other minorities to factories in other regions to continue forcing them to work as slaves.
Until international corporations move all manufacturing out of China, the atrocities in such concentration camps will continue. International corporations are complicit in all of this because they look the other way for cheap labor even as the Uyghurs, Tibetans and other minorities are forced to work as slaves.
 

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