Cameron and an hundred strong delegation are in China with the intention of increasing trade links with this totalitarian regime responsible for grave violations of human rights.
Cameron plans for a EU-China free trade agreement. According to Cameron:
“… there is no country in the western world more open to Chinese investment, more able to meet the demands of Chinese consumers, or more willing to make the case for economic openness in the G8, the G20 and the European Union. And there is no country more ready to forge a dialogue of mutual respect and understanding that can address issues of concern and advance our shared interests in the world.”
I might add that there is no country more willing to turn a blind eye to China’s human rights violations than the UK.
Most people consider that human rights are more important than trade relations – 70 per cent in fact according to an ICM poll commissioned by the Charity Free Tibet. On Friday a representative of Free Tibet delivered 10,000 signatures to Downing Street which included those who signed a Free Tibet petition to Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as those who signed postcards calling on the Prime Minister to speak up for Tibet.
This week Cameron is meeting President Xi Jinping not to support freedom for Tibet because Cameron does not give a dam about Tibet or the gross violations of human rights, the killings, the torture, the imprisonment, the genocide and destruction of an entire culture.
Cameron values trade more than human rights and is willing to overlook the atrocities that occur in Tibet and indeed China for the sake of investment. As usual Cameron ignores the wishes of the public and does what he pleases again for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many.
Free Tibet Director Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren said:
“George Osborne may not have stood up for human rights and Tibet during his recent visit, but it’s absolutely clear that the British public expect Mr Cameron to do better. He was willing to raise human rights in Sri Lanka just days ago and he needs to show that Britain’s principles are not dependent on the wealth of his host. It’s clear from this poll that only a handful of British people believe trade with China is more important than human rights in Tibet and that they expect Mr Cameron to act like a statesman, not a salesman.
“The Chinese government thinks that a combination of money and threats can ensure the silence of UK politicians. Mr Cameron needs to respect the views of the British people and prove that wrong.
The results of this poll are his mandate to show China, the world and the people of Britain that his government is willing to stand up for justice and human rights in Tibet.”
Since the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950 1 million Tibetans have died and more deaths are added to this toll daily, this is more than the atomic bombs that killed 200,000 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the 800,000 who died in the Rwandan genocide.
To subjugate the Tibetan people the Chinese use the most hideous methods of torture imaginable. Such barbaric methods are used for very minor infringements of unjust laws such as displaying the flag of Tibet, sending an email to a foreign country and for saying the phrase “human rights” :
Calling for independence is a crime in Tibet as is having a photograph of the Dalai Lama.
The occupation of Tibet by the totalitarian Chinese government has resulted in the repression and the torture of more than the three million Tibetan people.
Here is information about how the Chinese react to protests
Please watch and share the following video from Free Tibet’s Campaign
“Kerry gets way more than she bargained for when she shows off her new bag.
This is what Tibetans face every day under China’s occupation. You wouldn’t let it happen here. Don’t let it happen there.”
Today I received the following e-mail concerning the above video, please read and share this information. By so doing you are helping to make people more aware of the plight of the people of Tibet.
“A few months ago we set out to create a short film which would show the world just what the reality of life is like in Tibet.
Of course, all foreign media is banned from Tibet and it’s extremely difficult to obtain footage of how Chinese forces oppress the Tibetan people for doing simple things that you and I take for granted.
So we made a one-minute video which imagined what our lives would be like if we had to live under the same brutality.
And it’s a hit! Nearly 14,000 views in just 10 days.
We’d love if you could help us continue the momentum by watching the video (careful, there’s an unexpected twist). Then please forward this email to your friends or ask them to visit our video webpage. “
Please Share on Facebook and Twitter if you have not already done so by clicking the following link
If you are not certain about what is happening in Tibet Watch this powerful and very disturbing documentary. I found it difficult to watch in the extreme but please watch if you can. The people of Tibet need your support.
About the video:
Published on May 26, 2013
Tibet Situation : Critical – Full Documentary by Jason Lansdell, is an extensive look at the current situation in Tibet and for Tibetans in exile. It covers the history of Tibet, before and after the Chinese invasion. The clips in this film are from a wide range of documentaries and news organisations, as well as never before seen footage. The main focus and theme of Tibet Situation : Critical is to show the brutality of the Chinese Government against the Tibetan people, as well as an end segment explaining how you can help. . .
How can people treat others so cruelly? How can the British government stand by and allow such atrocities to happen in the name of self interest and the insatiable greed of the few?
The world can no longer stand by and watch such abuse of human rights and do nothing while millions suffer.
Though the UK Claims to urge China to adhere to human rights the UK does not support Tibetan independence.
The Tibetan people are so desperate that they take drastic action such as self immolation, yet the world does not listen and most certainly the Chinese will not.
We need to increase awareness of the plight of Tibetans under the tyranny of the Chinese government. I emphasise the Chinese government as it is important to make the distinction: China controls news of what happens in Tibet few Chinese people know the true situation in Tibet.
There are a number of actions you can take to help the people of Tibet –
Please click the following link to help:
Get Intercontinental Hotels out of Tibet;
Contact the Chinese embassy in your country and call for Freedom for Tibet
Call on world governments to take action and to speak up for Tibet.
Watch and share Free Tibet videos of US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron (not) speaking up for Tibet.
Please visit Free Tibet’s website – Free Tibet is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1987 and based in London, England. It stands for the rights of Tibetans to determine their own future and campaigns for “an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the fundamental human rights of Tibetans to be respected.”
Also please sign the following petition:
Also visit http://www.savetibet.org/ – more action to take on this website: http://www.savetibet.org/take-action/action-alerts/
Cameron has turned his back once again on decency and morality. He has betrayed what was once good about the UK in the name of the insatiable greed of the few, for the sake of trade which benefits only a tiny minority he has abandoned the Tibetan people to continuing oppression under a totalitarian regime not much better than that which existed in Germany and which resulted in genocide. This sociopath has once again ignored the wishes of the British people.
Frankly I am shocked that under the leadership of this vile unelected dictator we are about to kowtow to a cruel and repressive regime responsible for genocide, the violation of human rights, torture and imprisonment of millions of people. Today I am ashamed to be British.
A light at the end of the tunnel of indifference by world governments concerning the plight of Tibet comes in the form of a Spanish Criminal courts recognition of the crimes perpetrated by Chinese leaders:
Judges in the Spanish National Court today (November 18) ordered warrants of arrest to be issued against five Chinese leaders, including former President and Party Secretary Jiang Zemin, for their policies in Tibet. This ground-breaking development follows the news on October 9 of Hu Jintao’s indictment for genocide in Tibet. In a separate legal ruling also issued today in Madrid, the Spanish National Court also ordered that former leader Hu Jintao is informed of his indictment and sent questions about his policies in Tibet via the Chinese embassy
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Spanish criminal court orders arrest warrants against Chinese leaders following Hu Jintao indictment for Tibet policies