PRESS RELEASE – SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - 26 SEPTEMBER 2009
Chinatown in Sydney today witnessed an outstanding display of camaraderie and courage to speak out between a large number of the Han Chinese community and the Tibetan community as they joined together to voice their unified outrage at the passing of 60 unchallenged years of communist brutality and oppression.
This is the 60 year mark which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) plans to celebrate in a propaganda frenzy, to attempt to portray themselves as a legitimate government, which has some regard for its own constitution the welfare of its citizens, as developed democratic nations do outside of China.
All of the speakers stressed that this is the right time to take a stand against the corruption and lies of the CCP, and to demand visible accountability for the deaths, torture and corruption which are the hallmarks of their regime.
The Vietnamese speaker concurred similar problems of death, torture and corruption in Vietnam, under their communist regime, and clearly conveyed the empathy which the Vietnamese people feel for those in China suffering a similar fate under the CCP.
Mr Yang Jun from Global Victims of Communism Inc stated that over its 5000 year history, this communist regime has been the worst for the people of China, and that Chinese people should take a stand right now to demand an explanation and apology for the millions of lives which were lost during this 60 period of greed and corruption.
Mrs Dadon, the Tibetan (Mandarin) spokesperson said that the Chinese Government is trying to generate conflict between the Han Chinese and Tibetan people living inside China. She pointed out that 50 years have passed since the Tibetan occupation, which have been 50 years of the CCP trying to vilify His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and 50 years of them trying desperately to undermine his proposed Middle Way Approach by accusing the proposal of having a hidden agenda to expel all Han Chinese people from Tibet.
Mrs Dadon requested the Chinese, the Tibetans, the Uyghurs and the Inner Mongolians to come together in a united fight against the injustices inflicted on their communities by the CCP.
Mr Tenpa Dugdak, the Tibetan (English) spokesperson stressed that this anniversary marks 60 years of torture, brutality, death and immeasurable suffering for all citizens in the grips of the CCP authority.
He stressed that for Tibetans, the Tibetan struggle is not about territory or power, but about the survival of the Tibetan identity, culture and religion, which incidentally affects Chinese people as well, as many of them are Buddhist or like to practice their chosen religion. All religions are not tolerated well by the CCP within China. In the case of Tibetan Buddhism, good examples of the unjust policies of the CCP were the destructions of 6000 monasteries, and the introduction of a law demanding CCP permission before a lama can reincarnate, an unusual request from a government which does not believe in reincarnation.
Another example is the protests in Tibet early in 2008. The CCP represented the events in Lhasa 2008 as racial tension, when it was in fact a protest against unjust CCP government policies which are in contravention of the Chinese Constitution. Over 100 peaceful protests took place through the ethnically Tibetan areas in 2008, and only 2 of those were categorised non peaceful. The CCP then used the media to manipulate reports which portrayed an image of violent Tibetans to the Chinese masses, and misled them into believing that the protests were directed towards the Chinese people themselves, instead of against the CCP regime, in order to create a rift between the Han Chinese people and the Tibetans. This rift also had a bonus bi product for the CCP of inducing fervent patriotism from the fearful Chinese masses, which facilitated further manipulation by the regime. It was a dishonest strategy which has reaped terrible consequences of fear and defensiveness between Han and Tibetan citizens, which has produced the desired rift and racism. The CCP propaganda machine continues to stoke the fire, which breeds further nationalism and racism, where increasing fear and mistrust are real and significant problems for both Han and Tibetan communities.
He pointed out that this CCP manipulation has not been effective in Sydney, where bonds between Han Chinese and Tibetans remain unbroken, as the unity of voices today clearly demonstrated.
The energy of this bond between people suffering similar oppression under the CCP will undoubtedly reach China, and justice will eventually win and allow everyone to return to their respective countries, where Han, Tibetans, Uyghers can stand side by side, with an new found respect for the dignity of each other.
End of Press Release
Enquiries: Sue Bloom, Tibetan Community Liaison Officer, Mobile 0414 739 462, Email: [email protected]
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List of Speakers for media information if required.
Mr Nahn Tran, Councillor from Fairfield and Vice President of the NSW Vietnamese community,
Mr Yang Jun, from Global Victims of Communism Inc,
Mr Bob Vinnicombe spokesperson from One Nation,
Mr Chen Yongling, high profile defector from communist China,
Mr Ma Henjun, President of Quit CCP Centre in Sydney
Mrs Tang, Volunteer of Quit CCP Centre in Sydney
Mr Zhang Xiaogang, Chairman of Australian Branch of Chinese Democracy,
Mr Lu Zhenlei, spokesperson for Epoch Times Mandarin version, Dajuyuan,
Mrs Dadon, Tibetan spokesperson in Mandarin language
Mr Tenpa Dugdak, Tibetan spokesperson in English language.