Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Serf Emancipation Day

Today, life in the province of Tibet continues with some changes and with some continued traditions. The history of China is long, and hidden from most of us due to the simple fact that we do not read Chinese, nor do we really care. Since the people of China rose up in rebellion against the feudal dynastic system, starting in 1911, there has been a constabnt struggle for New Democracy against the aristocratic and priveliged elite. This story is about bringing change to Tibet, now called the Tibet Atonomous Region, or TAR.

Here is one man's story...

Ngulho Buchung never expected to become a general when he was young.

He was born in the fall of 1959 in a village in Nylam County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. His family had been serfs for generations until March 1959, when one million serfs in the region were freed.

In January 2009, the regional legislative body decided to designate March 28 as the annual Serfs Emancipation Day to commemorate the end of feudal serfdom in Tibet. For the first time, Ngulho Buchung's family was able to own land, livestock and their own house.

"If there were no emancipation, I might have refused to be born," he said jokingly with a laugh.

According to his mother, his family had to serve food to rebel forces that passed by as they fled after the rebellion on March 10 that year, he said.

"They stole food and even harmed villagers. The People's Liberation Army (PLA), on the other hand, never set foot in our houses, my mom told me. The soldiers just slept in cow sheds while chasing the rebels, and even offered their clothes to villagers during cold days," he said.

Attracted by his mother's stories, Ngulho Buchung wanted to become a soldier. His wish came true in 1975 when he became a member of the Tibetan armed police.

His toughness and diligence led him to become a sharp shooter, a keen detective, and a martial arts champion in the region. He learned Mandarin, calligraphy and even poems from comrades in arms. He later entered the college of armed police forces with a high score.

In 2008, when he was a high-ranking officer in charge of Tibet's border control, his team accepted the task of guarding the Olympic torch as it was carried to the top of Mt. Qomolangma.

For a man who received surgery on one of his knees, it was not easy to climb the mountain, reaching an altitude up to 6,500 meters above sea level.

"It was a huge task. I couldn't help repeating it in my dreams every night during that time," he said. Every morning on the mountain, he had to heat his frozen shoes for half an hour before he could put them on, taking the risk of avalanches while marching.

After guarding the torch to the mountaintop, Wu Yingjie, executive vice chairman of Tibet's regional government, called to congratulate him.

"Both of us shed tears over the phone," he said, "maybe because of too much pressure."

In July 2008, Ngulho Buchung was promoted to major general in the armed police.

"I'm a beneficiary of the PLA. Guarding my motherland makes me energetic, anywhere, at any time," he said.

There seems to be quite a difference between the stories told by the emancipated serfs living in Tibet and the CIA aided and supported Dalai lama and his cohorts living in Dharmasala when he is not jetting about the world being entertained by the heads of various states. One of the biggest concerns for me is the absolute failure of the Dalai Lama to even acknowledge the issue of his serfs and slaves, and why he refused to emancipate them, choosing to hook up with the CIA instead.

To compound this, the Dalai Lama, nearing the end of his life, and his sponsers, want to continue the harrassment of China after he passes. For the past 10 years or so, he has "debated" various plans (plots?) whereby his successor can seperate Tibet from China. Here is an interesting report or update from Market watch...

March 28, 2011, 10:51 a.m. EDT

Dalai Lama Retirement Accepted, So Now What?

by Jeremy Page

The Dalai Lama's proposal to retire from his political role -- formally ending a 370-year-old tradition -- has finally been accepted by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile after 10 days of emotional debate in the north Indian town of Dharamsala.

The queston now for his followers, and for China's atheist leaders: What happens after he dies?

The exiled parliament passed four unanimous resolutions Friday agreeing to constitutional changes that would allow the Dalai Lama to give up his role as head of the government-in-exile, which he established after fleeing his homeland in 1959. Under the changes, to be formalized in May, his political powers will be formally transferred to a new Prime Minister, known as the Kalon Tripa, who will take power after the final results of an election held last Sunday are announced in April.

The parliament-in-exile initially opposed his retirement, but the 1989 Nobel Peace laureate insisted it was necessary to establish a more democratic, and sustainable, system for leading the 150,000 Tibetans who live in exile and for pushing the non-violent campaign aimed at gaining greater autonomy for Tibet.

"If we have to remain in exile for several more decades, a time will inevitably come when I will no longer be able to provide leadership," the Dalai Lama said in a message to the parliament. "Therefore, it is necessary that we establish a sound system of governance while I remain able and healthy."

China has dismissed the Dalai Lama's retirement as a "trick" designed to impress the international community. On Monday, the Chinese government marked "Serfs' Emancipation Day" -- the date when it dismissed the Dalai Lama as head of the Tibetan government in 1959.
Padma Choling, the Beijing-appointed head of the current Tibetan regional government, made a televised speech on Sunday in which he insisted the Dalai Lama's efforts to revive the "reactionary rule of theocratic feudal serfdom" were doomed to fail.

In reality, both sides have reason to worry about the future of a region that Beijing says has been part of its territory since the 13th Century, but which the Dalai Lama says was de facto independent before Chinese Communist troops took control in 1951.

The Dalai Lama's chief concern, according to people close to him, is that the Chinese government –- which sees him as a dangerous separatist and says it has the right to approve all lamas' reincarnations -- will try to appoint his successor after his death. He says he will continue to act as a spiritual leader, much as previous Dalai Lamas did before 1642, when the Fifth Dalai Lama was enthroned both spritual and political leader following Tibet's unification under the Mongol prince Gushri Khan.

So far the 10-day parliament meeting has offered no further clues as to whether the current Dalai Lama's own successor will be selected in the traditional manner, with senior lamas identifying a young boy as his re-incarnation after his death.

The Dalai Lama has previously suggested a range of options, including having a referendum among his followers to decide whether he should be reincarnated at all. He has also suggested appointing his own successor while he is still alive.

One option could be off the table, however.

The favorite to be the next Prime Minister, a senior fellow at Harvard Law School called Lobsang Sangay, had suggested that the Karmapa Lama, the third highest in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, act as a "regent" to lead after the Dalai Lama's death until his reincarnation is old enough to take over.

The constitutional changes agreed upon Friday entail the abolition of the regency, which traditionally handled Tibet's government in the period between the death of one Dalai Lama and the completion of his successor's education.

Bejing, meanwhile, is concerned that the Dalai Lama's retirement undermines both its ability to appoint a credible successor and its criticism of his government-in-exile as an undemocratic relic of Tibet's old theocracy.

Ironically, as Columbia University Tibetologist Robert Barnett has noted, those concerns mean the Chinese government is now pushing openly for the Dalai Lama to stick to the traditional succession model, even as it continues to denounce the system it says he represents.

The contradiction was on full display last week as a press conference with three local experts from the China Tibetology Research Center organized by the state-backed All-China Journalists' Association.

Tsering Yangdzom, the only ethnic Tibetan among the experts, said the next Dalai Lama should be selected according to a religious tradition that she said dated back to the Sixth Dalai Lama, who reigned 1682-1706. The Sixth Dalai Lama is a significant reference in the succession debate as he was appointed by the Qing dynasty Emperor Kangxi, which the Chinese government maintains as a precedent.

The government-in-exile argues Emperor Kangxi only sent representatives to the Sixth Dalai Lama's inauguration and was not involved in his selection.

Zhou Wei, another of the experts, rejected the Dalai Lama's suggestions that he could appoint his own successor. "If he wants to win the hearts of the Tibetan people, he must respect traditions," he said.

The third expert, Du Yongbin, said the Dalai Lama's retirement plan showed that exile government's prime minister had no real power until now and that therefore religious leader and his followers adhered to "the old theocratic way despite claimed efforts to transform their group into a secular and democratic one."

Mr. Du went on to insist on three cardinal rules for the next Dalai Lama's selection: observe historical precedent, respect religious requirements, and comply with the Chinese government's "managing measures for the reincarnation of living Buddhas."

However, the Living Buddha, Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak, claimes that the self proclaimed "retirement" of the dalai Lama is a Farce!

LHASA – The Dalai Lama's announcement of his plan to step down as the political head of the "exiled Tibetan government" is "a self-directed and played out farce", said Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak, a living buddha of Tibetan Buddhism, on Monday.

The Dalai Lama's announcement on March 10, in which he said that he would resign his political role, makes it very clear that he is not just a religious leader but also a politician who disrupts the Buddhist orders, said Tenzinchodrak, who is also vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region's People's Congress.

Tenzinchodrak made the comment at a seminar that commemorated the 52nd anniversary of the emancipation of about one million Tibetan serfs, or more than 90 percent of the region's population back then. Monday is the third "Serfs Emancipation Day," an occasion celebrated across the plateau region. During the celebrations, Tibetans dressed in traditional costumes and sang, danced and staged dramas based upon the lives of their ancestors.

"The Dalai Lama wanted to use his 'retirement' rhetoric to attract more listeners and to fan the efforts for splitting Tibet from the motherland," said Tenzinchodrak.

"The Shakyamuni Buddha required Buddhists to pursue spiritual improvement, rather than meddling in politics. But the Dalai Lama has long engaged in activities that aim to split China apart," said Tenzinchodrak.

The 14th Dalai Lama fled to India and created the self-declared "Tibetan government-in-exile" after the central government foiled an armed rebellion he and his supporters staged in 1959. "The Dalai Lama's separatist nature is unchanged. Just as the Tibetan saying goes, 'A black charcoal will never become white no matter how many times you wash it," said Tenzinchodrak.

On March 28, 1959, China's central government announced that it would dissolve the aristocratic local government of Tibet and replace it with a preparatory committee for establishing the Tibet Autonomous Region.

That meant the end of serfdom and the abolition of the hierarchal social system that was characterized by theocracy. The Dalai Lama was at the core of that social order. The move came after the central government foiled an armed rebellion staged by the Dalai Lama and his supporters, most of whom were slave owners attempting to maintain the region's serfdom.

"All ethnic groups will commemorate that day forever," said Padma Choling, chairman of the regional government, since the Tibetans were freed from the cruel and dark rule of feudal serfdom, which forever changed the human rights situation in Tibet.

Tenzinchodrak, now 61, became the 14th living buddha of Shingtsa Temple in Tibet's Nagarze County in 1955. He was elected vice chairman of the region's People's Congress Standing Committee in 2008.–Xinhua

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chinese Netizens Catch American Ambassador Huntsman As He Drops in on Jasmine Revolution Meetup!

The United States Ambassador to China, Republican Nomination for the 2012 presidential election, Jon Huntsman,Jr was caught in Beijing while instigating and kept close watching on the process of so-called ' Jasmin revolution in China'.

He's face turned gray when caught by Chinese people lol!

Here's the translation

现场的人: 请问美国大使,你跑这儿来干什么?
Chinese: Hi, Ambassador, what are u doing here?

Huntsman: Just join in the fun. :D

Chinese: So you want China in chaos, don't u?

Huntsman: (ah?) nah. (turned his face off)

Chinese: (To everyone) This man is U.S ambassador to China.

现场群众 乙:这美国大使啊?
Chinese B: American Ambassador?

现场群众 丙:这是美国大使!
Chinese C: American Ambassador!

现场群众 丁:这是美国驻华大使啊!
Chinese D: He is American Ambassador to China!

Huntsman: You guys don't know me,really?(To the rest of Chinese people)

现场群众 甲:你是装作不知道吧。
Chinese A: You're pretending that you don't know this, right?

现场群众 乙: 揣着明白装糊涂是吧?
Chinese B: You're feigning ignorance, aren't you?!

Huntsman: ...(leave with his body guards)

imagine this my friend, the 1989 issue was based on the ignorance of youngsters , they put themselves in the risks(bloody leaders escaped) by believeing the instigation from VOA and today ,since VOA(Mandarin Channel) is gonna be turnoff,at the same time, U.S Secretary of State,Hilary Clinton claimed U.S agency will concentrade much more on cyber world, so this shit happens again. A man can't step into the same river,so that's why we try to lead people away from danger. 

Yes, we chinese know ourselves better than anyone else. Yes, the CCP is not perfect but we are not going to copy a western style. Absolute democracy will send China to hell! Maybe a future hybrid system.

Chinese do not want Westerners to incite protest in China, and to make China into a big mess like Iraq, Egypt, or Tunisia.

America is anti-China!

The only country that needs Jasmine Revolution is the US. It needs it so badly, because the govn't does not act in the interest of its citizens who are poor. It wants to pass budget deficit cuts that will ruin the lives of the poor further more. The whole world feels sorry for the US citizens because they haven't had a president for decades. All that they have gotten in the White House are puppets.

You secretary of the state is in charge of the the internet propaganda war; your ambassador went to the front line to inspect the operations. If the Chinese government does not respond in a commensurate way, it's disrepectful to the U.S., it's faux pas.

Thanks for exposing the truth....They want to destabilize China, divide it and rule. They are not Americans but globalists....They are using America as a tool to further their agenda.

They don't care about Americans nor about Chinese or any other country....Its all fake revolutions to further their evil agenda...if you love your family, atleast do an hour of research before coming out of your home for a revolution....do not believe what main stream media says...its all propaganda


I am a British Engineer with my own factory in China. I employ lots of Chinese. I live here with my family and speak Chinese.

I can tell you categorically that all suggestions that there will be any kind of revolution in China are completely ridiculous. The Chinese are extremely happy with the central Beijing Government. Sure they have complaints about rising house prices; food inflation; corrupt local officials etc.

Non-Chinese need to mind their own business and focus on home.

CNN and some media even put a photo with some Chinese holding Chinese signs. They reported that these are protesters with signs of slogans. These media reporters are the biggest liars. In fact, the photo is from another Chinese job fair with Chinese characters of jobs. Most Americans don't know Chinese language, that's why they can be easily misled and brainwashed
I am 100% sure that this Jasmine Revolution BULL SHIT was started on the internet by them western n Taiwanese spies!! I am Chinese and I take this attempt by the west as a direct threat to my country n my ppl! They forgot how the CHinese ppl came out in support of the 2008 Beijing Olympics!! They want to test and see if the Chinese ppl is still united! From their point of view is worth every attempt! A collapse of China would do much good for them!


有可能“茉莉花”革命就是他策划的。洋人嘴里虽说明祖,心里却不­怀好意。若心里不是怀有恶意,干吗急忙走开?Maybe the US diplomat was the one who came up with the "Jasmine" revolution to throw China into chaos. He looked "guilty" at being discovered and hastened a retreat.

China's official in charge of the state security apparatus has warned of the need to find new ways to defuse unrest.

Zhou Yongkang urged senior officials to improve "social management" and "detect conflicts and problems early on", the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

He was speaking at a weekend seminar which took place as an internet campaign tried to provoke a "jasmine revolution" in China.

On Sunday, police dispersed a meeting of people who had answered the call.

In Shanghai, three men were detained. Leading human rights activists and lawyers were taken into police custody in the hours before the protests were due to begin.

But the call for mass participation in the demonstrations went largely unheeded.

My dear friend in China told me that the buzz on the streets in china is "Mao was right about Deng." That was a year ago, during Spring Festival.

For 30 years the Communist Party has forged ideological unity around Deng Xiaoping's "two hands" formula of a market-based economy and uncompromising political control. When the contradictions inherent in this approach flared in 1989, Deng's solution was to defer any resolution and make the tensions worse. He massacred the students, rebuilt the party's security apparatus and then opened the market economy further.

The nepotism and corruption enjoyed by Deng's children may have been exceptional in 1989 but these days they are the norm for those born into the communist aristocracy. Whether you are in private equity, a sprawling state-owned enterprise or a village enterprise, the end game is the same: connect the right party official (or relative) with the market and turn public money into private gold.

Left and right agree that the Deng consensus is crumbling under the weight of inequality and corruption. But they cannot agree on whether to dismantle the ''open market'' or ''political control'' side of his legacy.

President Hu Jintao has squandered eight years in mortal combat with his predecessor. Powerful princelings have dealt themselves out of the debate by their kleptocratic hypocrisy. The country has reached gridlock. The party is entering a period of realignment and it is not clear what the new direction will be.

It is no coincidence that the only two obviously popular members of the Politburo are those who have come closest to challenging the Deng consensus. Much may depend on how the Mao-singing Chongqing party boss, Bo Xilai, and the democracy-talking Premier, Wen Jiabao, reach an accommodation.


The People Doth Not Protest

Perhaps China knows better, what to expect, when Tenzin Dorjee, executive director for Students for a Free Tibet called for "Tiananmen 2.0" last week. In fact, when I tried to comment on his post on Huffington Post, to site the fact that he had been with NED (privitized arm of the CIA) I was banned from commenting, censored, for three days! The Uighur sepertist group carries the Free Tibet propaganda on their site, so look for an attempt to instigate racial, ethnic and religious tensions, and planted thugs to stage "spontaneous" riots and "uprisings."

Folks, the more things change the more they remain the same. This administration has been blaming China for everything that's wrong with the US!

Based on the video that was secretly recorded, the journalists were not beaten, and Ambassador Huntsman is not being honest, and is behaving like a ringleader!

Here is more spin from Time...
Wen is the official who serves at the humane face of the government. He visits with miners, farmers, AIDS patients and petitioners seeking justice. He is usually one of the first high-level officials to visit disasters scenes, like the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. He talks up political liberalization in interviews with the foreign press, and praises fallen reformers at home. Wen has done web chats with the Xinhua news service for a few years now, and yesterday's wasn't timed to coincide with the online call for Middle Eastern-style “jasmine rallies” in China. But it seems hardly a coincidence that the many of the topics he discussed—corruption, inflation, the wealth gap—are also issues raised by the anonymous protest organizers.

Here we have photos by a French Journalist...

Stay tuned for more updates on this US instigated "uprising!"


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hu, Not Wen, Comes To Dinner

Hu, Not Wen, Comes To Dinner

Chinese president Hu Jintao comes to the White House for a State Dinner.

If Obama and his administration believe this visit is all about "face" they are sadly mistaken.

As you can see from this video, China's issues are completely different from what the
US says are the issues. One problem the US has is trying to have "dialogue" with anothercountry by discussing onlt the US's concerns. China isn't buying that anymore. Here is the Q&A from the WSJ.....

I wish to stress the following four points.

First, we should increase dialogue and contact and enhance strategic mutual trust.

Second, we should abandon the zero-sum Cold War mentality, view each other's development in an objective and sensible way, respect each other's choice of development path, and pursue common development through win-win cooperation.

Third, we should respect each other's sovereignty, territorial integrity and development interests and properly address each other's major concerns.

And fourth, we should make constant efforts to expand our converging interests so that China and the United States will be partners for cooperation in broader areas.

The hidden part of an iceburg is the bigger part, that part being US Policy makers fear that any country whose economy begins to equal ours, could, in fact, develop a military equal to ours. The US actually has a secret policy addressing this idea in real terms.

No one should be surprised, then, to know the US has been encircling China for some time, now, as China's economy grows. Recently, we made a deal with Australia to station our Navy there as an "unofficial base" In addition, our buildup on our militarized Pacific islands is enough to worry any country, never mind the target of our paranoia, China.

Unfortunately, it seems that our propensity for spewing out "fishy" numbers, false data, misleading stats, etc, etc, etc, has come back to bite us. Or should I say, we have come to believe our own propaganda. Our "Hey, Mikey, lets blame China," strategy was fine as long as it was just domestic politics, but when Policy makers swallow this stuff whole, watch out.

You have all heard that the US blames China for it's huge trade deficite with the US.
THAT you understand, but have you actually looked at the numbers? Here is one example...

RE Trade imbalance, who would compare Pennsylvania's exports with the UK,
which is 5 times the size of Pennsylvania?

Well, that is just what the Government propagandists do when the report trade
deficits by country name, instead of size. Here is something you may enjoy...

Rank Trade Deficit by Country's Population

1. Ireland (5). . . . .- $4,585.41 per capita
2. Venezuela (7). . . - $645.27 per capita
3. Canada (6). . . . . - $589.02 per capita
4. Malaysia (10). . . - $456.63 per capita
5. Mexico (2). . . . . - $438.21 per capita
6. Japan (3). . . . . . - $351.76 per capita
7. Germany (4). . . .- $342.29 per capita
8. Italy (9). . . . . . . .- $234.93 per capita
9. China (1). . . . . . .- $169.22 per capita
10. Nigeria (8). . . . . - $97.94 per capita

(the numbers in the ( ) are the rank by country name without reguard to size.)

What the US military really fears is an economically sound China...

Let us consider U.S. military doctrine in the ways it might affect relations with China. U.S. doctrine is clear and unchanging from one administration to the next since the end of the
Cold War. No country is to be allowed to come close to the U.S. in military might.

The most explicit statement of this came in the Defense Planning Guide for 1994-1999, a secret document prepared in 1992 and leaked to the New York Times and Washington Post. “Our first objective,” the highly classified document stated, “is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union.”

From the outset Obama has left no doubt that the policy of permanent military superiority continues under him, proclaiming just after his election, on the occasion of appointing his “foreign policy team” of Clinton, Gates, and others that “we all share the belief we have to maintain the strongest military on the planet.”

Just last week Pentagon chief Robert Gates declared in a speech in Tokyo that the 47,000 troops in Japan were there to “keep China’s rising power in check” and so will remain for the indefinite future.

One must also conclude that the wars in Central Asia, the implantation of U.S. bases right on China’s back doorstep, and the courting of India over the past 10 years are also part of the “containment” policy, whatever other purposes those wars and bases may have. This dimension of the U.S. wars is rarely discussed in the mainstream or liberal press.

The implications of this doctrine are pernicious in the extreme.

First, the very threat encourages those who might want to be friends to arm themselves to preserve their independence and sovereignty.

Second, and much more important, military might grows out of economic power, as we have known at least since Thucydides. Thus the U.S. is declaring that China cannot have a total GDP that comes close to that of the U.S.

Let us consider the consequences of that. What would it mean for China if it achieved an aggregate GDP not larger that of the U.S. but simply the same size? Quite simply, since China has four or five times our population, it would mean that China would have a per capita GDP one fourth of ours – or about $10,000 a year. That means unending poverty for the Chinese people. Thus China is forced to choose between poverty or provoking the ire of the U.S.

Such is the iron logic of U.S. military policy.

And from a Chinese perspective we have
Jinghao Zhou

In order for the Communist Party of China (CCP) to survive into the twenty-first century, it has realized that China must make peace with the international society and develop a harmonious society at home.

The Sixth Plenary Session of the Sixteenth Central Committee of the CPC passed the “Resolution of the CPC Central Committee on Major Issues Regarding the Building of a Harmonious Socialist Society” in October 2006, placing “building a harmonious society” atop its work agenda.

China has tried to make peace with neighboring countries and cooperate with
Western governments on a broad range of issues. Theoretically, the global village
is an international family. If every member of the family becomes strong, the
international family becomes stronger.

Every nation has its own national interests, so real conflicts between different nations are inevitable. Even now, there are intensive competitions among the democratic societies. Because China is a non-democratic country, China’s rise unavoidably causes other countries to worry.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Russia - China Oil Pipeline Opens

Happy New Year

The Russia - China Oil Pipeline opened...

This is a good example of how resolving border/territorial disputed peacefully leads to trade and increased prosperity for all sides. A win-win solution.

Here is an excellent review of what a border/territirial dispite comprises. But today, more than ever, trade, and the possibility of finding needed natural resources make the peaceful resolution of border disputes especially urgent.

We should ask ourselves, what is it that enables countries like China and Russia to resolve border disputes peacefully, while other countries cannot resolve border disputes, or actually go to war over disputed territory.