Genocide in Tibet: The Ongoing Tragedy and the Crimes of the Chinese Communist Party
Today, Tibet is experiencing unjustified occupation by the Chinese Communist Party; suppression of speech, and torture in concentration camps. There has been a clear history of genocide in the name of ethnic cleansing.
In October 1950, 35,000 Chinese troops invaded the independent nation of Tibet, and from that time, for 50 years, the tragedy has been repeated.
In China, there is the “Chinese mindset” at the heart of the nation: “China is the center and flower of the world. Outside of that are countries of barbarians. There are certain Chinese people that think it is only natural to invade and expand their territory because they are “uncivilized and China must lead them”. In fact, the country’s history is made up of invasion after invasion of neighboring countries. Therefore, ethnic problems such as the current Taiwanese and Tibetan problems have come to the fore.
The mass media, mainly the major newspapers, rarely take up these issues. On April 1, a rally was held to expose the Chinese state’s crimes.
It was the “Gathering of Tibetan Freedom and Human Rights.
Bema Gyalbo, a Tibetan who serves as the director of the Institute of Tibetan Culture and professor at Gifu Women’s University in Japan, spoke at this meeting. From his testimonies and also the testimonies of a female independence fighter in an article on the monthly “Seiron” magazine published by the Sankei Shinbum, who has been imprisoned in these internment camps for 28 years, Ade Tabonzang, these atrocities that have been brought to the publics attention.
In the U.S., the so-called Nanking Incident brought up by a book published by Chinese-American Iris Chang, the anti-Japanese campaign sparked by Rape of Nanking is now being waged by the CPC. This is an argument for effectively shelving the Tibetan genocide that has occurred in the past, and for the consolidation of the San Francisco Peace Treaty and diplomatic relations between Japan and China. Ignoring the post-war treatment of the normalization process, the existence of this fact has been questioned by historians and scholars for more than half a century. The fact that a Chinese-American author published this book in the United States, a country hostile to China, is an indication of the totalitarianism of that country and cannot help but feel that there is a political objective behind it.
Also, the Rape of Nanjing has been the subject of a series of criticisms from experts, who have questioned its content. What does this indicate?
What does this tell us about the history of the CPC’s invasion and genocide in Tibet?
And the reality of this Chinese invasion and ethnic massacre in Tibet has been barely reported by the media. To this day, China is a totalitarian state with communism as its pillar.
China is a totalitarian state with communism at its core, and the example of the Tiananmen Square massacre shows that Freedom of speech is not guaranteed in China.
If one media criticizes the Chinese government or attempt to accuse any state crimes, the Beijing branch of all major medias of the world will be expelled from the nation. If that happens, the press coverage of China will always lag behind the others and will be more important from a commercialist point of view. This will be a major problem.
That’s why the major newspapers are not criticizing the CPC for abandoning “human rights” and “freedom”, but rather remain silent about the massacre. They have tacitly acknowledged this fact.
If the media really do not know this fact, it is irresponsible and despicable
Iris Chang and any anti-Japanese Americans and anti-Japanese Japanese who are encouraged by her, and the Asahi Shimbun, who brought her book to the Japanese public’s attention are the forces that has effectively condoned the CCP’s genocide of the Tibetan people and has been the scapegoat for the problem. Shouldn’t we, who live in the same time as these genocides, remember this as a witness to history?
Here, one would like to start with explain how Tibet, as a nation, was invaded by China and its process.
Tibet is an independent country that has never been a part of China, and Tibetans speak the Tibetan language. The Tibetans are a people with a history of over 100 years and a unique culture and values.
Tibet is located in the Everest region, which is known as the “roof of the world”, and the average elevation of its land is as high as an altitude of 4,500 meters above sea level, and 3,500 meters at lower altitudes, the oxygen content of the air is two-thirds of that of the plains.
Tibet is a religious state which can be called the “Vatican City of Asia”. One in every five Tibetans is a Buddhist monk. Although they were not rich, they had no shortage of food, and the Tibetan word for “death by starvation” does not exist. In a country built on faith, based on Mahayana altruism, which is not from China, but from India. Peaceful people who believe and whose internal and external affairs are ruled together under the head of their religion, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. That is the Tibetan people.
Tibet was a country that had been granted full independence from China when the 1911 Xinhai Revolution proclaimed the Republic of China. During the Great East Asia War, while the Chinese Nationalist Party and the Communist Party were at war with the Japanese, Tibet was neutral. Japan and Tibet have never exchanged fire with each other.
In 1947, after the war, Tibet was represented at the First Conference of Asian Nations held in New Delhi in India. The United Kingdom, the United States and other countries have recognized the Tibetan government’s passport. It was an independent country in both name and reality. Mao Zedong had also said in the same year that Tibetan independence was recognized, but in 1949, he drove the Kuomintang out of the mainland the People’s Republic of China was established under the Communist Party of China; the CPC quickly declared through the Beijing Broadcasting Corporation that “Tibet is no more than a part of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Liberation Army will not allow the Tibetan people to become a foreign imperialist entity.
The People’s Liberation Army has declared that “Tibet is no more than a part of the People’s Republic of China and that the People’s Liberation Army will liberate the Tibetan people from the hands of foreign imperialists.”
In response, the Tibetan government strongly protested and issued the following statement
“Tibet has never been a part of China. There is no such thing as a foreign power controlling our country, and therefore there is no need to liberate us.”
At that time there were only six people in Tibet from developed countries, and there was no such thing as “foreign imperialism”. The reality is that there was no way for them to do this.
Moreover, the CPC claimed that Tibet was part of China because it was part of the Yuan and Qing dynasties. It’s an outrageous sophistry, since both the Yuan and the Qing were not Chinese empires ruled by the Han Chinese, the Yuan being empire of the Mongols and the Qing being the empire of the Manchu people. The Han Chinese of today’s CPC have no connection to Tibet. And since the Yuan and Qing emperors took refuge in Tibetan Buddhism, they were, as it were, “temples and parishioners. In this sense, China was more of a member of Tibet than Tibet being a part of China. One can think that can be said in this case.
And the CPC still considers Taiwan and Okinawa to be Chinese territory, using the fact that they were born under the old regime as a basis for their own immigration to these Islands. What does China think of the burning of the Hinomaru flag in Okinawa, the refusal to teach the Kimigayo (the Japanese national anthem), and the anti-American base policies?
To return to the original topic, after the CPC’s “liberation declaration” of Tibet, since the Chinese Communists are going to attack Tibet that has thin air. So, they decided to train their troops in combat at an altitude of 1,000 meters, and when they get used to it, they’re going to be training at an altitude of 2,000 meters. They eventually trained at an altitude of 3,000 meters and then 4,000 meters.
Finally, in October 1950, the People’s Liberation Army invaded Tibet.
The invasion began. The Tibetan army, approximately 8000, which was peace-loving and therefore behind modernization in its armory and weapons, was destroyed by the People’s Liberation Army. Nations such as Great Britain and India, which had signed several treaties with Tibet as an independent country, as well as the United Nations, were unable to respond to the invasion and eventually acquiesced.
In 1951, the CPC imposed the Seventeen Articles of Agreement on the Tibetan government, which led to the Diplomatic rights being taken away and the country was occupied by the Chinese military. Later, Mao Zedong invited the 14th Dalai Lama to Beijing. In his last press conference the day before, Mao said that “religion is poison” and when the Dalai Lama, being the religious to the core , heard this statement, he felt a violent storm of emotions on his forehead, and he was very upset with Chairman Mao. He said he felt fear.
Also, due to the massive occupation by the “Liberation Army”, Tibet, which didn’t even have a word for “death by starvation”, had a food crisis for the first time in its history. The crisis has left thousands of Tibetans dead and thousands more into forced labor building roads. The CPC tried to erase religion from Tibet by various forms of oppression.
As a result of this, the Tibetan resistance movement spread across the country, hitting the Liberation Army in guerrilla warfare on March 1959, in the capital city of Lhasa, where the people surround the Norprinka Palace and staged the largest demonstration.
This known as the Lhasa uprising.
In response, the Chinese military began the massacre which later becomes known as the “Bloody Friday” on March 20th of the same year.
The massacre lasted for 41 hours, followed by four days of bombardment of the palace and the massacre of tens of thousands of people. The Chinese military took advantage of the opportunity and attempted to assassinate the Dalai Lama, but luckily, the Dalai Lama escaped Tibet. The Dalai Lama has defected to India, where he issued a statement accusing the CPC of their atrocities.
In response, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported that the statement was based on the fact that the “kidnapped” Dalai Lama had been forced to become a “rebel”. They announced the Tibetan people’s uprising was orchestrated by a “reactionary upper class”.
However, these objections could hardly refute the fact that many Tibetans were massacred, and the Chinese have not even provided a basis for the fact that the Chinese military has repeatedly bombarded the Botala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, and other places, massacring thousands of people.
The repression drove large numbers of Tibetans to the Indian country where the Dalai Lama was living; However, many of them were captured, raped and murdered, and most of those who escaped also fell victim to cold, hunger and disease.
In response to these effects, the Dalai Lama established a government in exile with the help of the Indian people, with a population of 100,000. It proceeded to organize refugee settlements and schools to pass on Tibetan culture.
At the same time, the CPC launched a new genocide under the name of “democratic reform” and divided the Tibetan people into several classes. The “wealthy class” was to be eradicated and the “lower classes” were equally guilty if they opposed to the executions. The “snitching system” and the “people’s tribunal” were introduced, so that if you didn’t snitch on others, you were snitching on yourself. It creates a state of mutual distrust within even the family, in which the child must denounce the parents’ sins and the parents must denounce the child’s sins. The beggars, the new leaders of the people, took out the “wealthy class” one by one.
Those who were taken away were summoned to a special meeting and were charged with “crimes” prepared by the Chinese side in advance. Based on the accusations, they were charged as a “criminals”.
Those who attended the rally condemned the accusations as they were made, beating, spitting at them, pulling their hair, and numerous humiliations had to be carried out.
The Chinese personnel took detailed notes of the scene, and those who condemned it most vehemently were rated as “progressives’. Those who are lenient in their condemnation were criticized. Those who sympathized or defended them also have suffered the same fate as the “criminals”.
The “criminals” were publicly executed or forced to starve, forced into hard labor until death, or were driven to suicide. made. Many of the alleged “criminals” were “guilty” of not renouncing Tibetan Buddhism.
Many were flogged, crucified, burned alive, dissected alive, buried alive. Others were removed, decapitated and murdered. Each of these acts of murder was committed in public. The victims’ friends, neighbors and fellow villagers were forced to watch; people were forced to watch their families killed right in front of them.
Some were killed with nails driven into their eyes. Some were shot through the back of the head and their brains splattered all over the ground and when the Chinese saw the blood and flesh spattered, they said, “its looks like a blooming flower”.
Some were buried alive up to their heads, and the pressure of the mud caused their eyeballs to pop out of their faces, and the Chinese would pick these eyeballs up and look at them.
So many Tibetans were imprisoned; so many that they could not bear such cruel treatment, and the suicide toll rose to 9,000. The imprisoned who survived were also placed in forced labor camps and forced to learn to “oppose rebellion”.
The CCP began a thorough destruction of religion, claiming that “religion is opium”, and attacked temples and broke off and took all the jewelry from the statues. They stripped them of their jewelry, carpets, furniture, etc., and then bombed the temple with tanks.
The monks who lived there who were respected by the people, were forced to eat dung and drink urine. The people were forced to look at the scenery.
The monks who rebelled were massacred one by one, and when they were hanged, they were weighed down with a weight to hang them. They were told, “If Buddha exists, tell him to save you” before they were kicked off the edge of cliffs.
As a result of the above, 99% of the 4,500 temples were destroyed and 45 temples remained , the population of Tibetans monks which was 150,000, reduced to about 1,400 according to the Chinese announcement.
The CPC continued to commit massacres of tens of thousands of Tibetans, and during the Cultural Revolution, the Han Chinese Red Guards from Beijing were sent to destroy the religion, culture, traditions and customs of Tibet under the slogan of “Breaking the Four Old Worlds.”
Even today, horrific executions and torture are carried out in Tibetan prisons and internment camps, including solitary confinement, urinating on the prisoners, forcible extraction of blood and body fluids, leaving prisoners naked in the snow, and rape by Chinese guards’ and other types of sexual abuses are performed.
Many nuns and even children have been imprisoned, tortured and killed for participating in peaceful demonstrations. The situation in Tibet continues to this day, where some people are missing or have suddenly disappeared.
Despite the countless atrocities, what the CPC is trying to achieve is “ethnic cleansing” of an entire group of people. The Chinese government encouraged the emigration of the Jews to Tibet, which was reminiscent of the Nazi genocide.
Furthermore, the Chinese government has encouraged Tibetan immigration out of Tibet.
Chinese prisoners were also released if they migrated to Tibet, and the population of Chinese now far exceeds the Tibetan population. With 750,000,000 Chinese immigrants, the population of Chinese and Tibetans reversed. In this context, Tibetan children are not allowed to have a Tibetan name and are forced to have a Chinese name in school. Tibetan language classes are limited, Tibetan cultural and folk values are not taught; only communism Ideological education is being conducted in school. On the other hand, under the influence of the “People’s Republic of China” policy, the illiteracy rate of Tibetans over the age of 12 is 61.39% for boys, and 87.22% for girls and for women which is “unusually” high. This is the number provided by the Chinese government.
It is said that the death toll of Tibetans due to massacre and starvation caused by the Chinese is about 1.28 million. “Ethnic cleansing” is steadily bearing fruit, and the ongoing “ethnic cleansing” is not even mentioned by the United Nations.
Perhaps this is because China, as a permanent member of the Security Council, holds high power of the United Nations.
With the world having abandoned Tibet in this way, the aforementioned “Free Tibet” conference, held on December 11 last year, was a great success and the Human Rights Gathering was a major step forward in clarifying this issue.
And Ade, an independence activist, said at the meeting, “I have no knowledge of politics, but in my experience I thought Japan must be a good country because China says it is” bad,” she said, explaining the reason for her visit.
Now we would like to talk about the Japanese media’s attitude towards Tibet.
This meeting was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising. Last year, 40 years had passed since the Lhasa Uprising, which was known as “Bloody Friday.
The Asahi Shimbun, which was referred to as “Japan’s Intelligence,” wrote a piece on the “40th Anniversary of the Tibetan ‘Uprising’; It was headlined “Rebellion”. It was neither a revolt nor an independent uprising, it said.
In this article dated March 9, 1999, it was reported that the Chinese Communist Party took this opportunity to insist on “national unity” of China. The tens of thousands of people who participated in the Lhasa uprising were a “defeated army” that had “revolted”. It is treated as if it were a “rebellion”. If Japan’s history textbooks refer to the “San-Ichi Movement” that took place in 1919 in Korea under Japanese occupation as a “rebellion,” it would be a “revolt”. The Japanese government insists on the national unity of Japan and South Korea and stability of the Korean Peninsula. If you write, for example, that “the Japanese government has emphasized the importance of the Japanese people’s rights,” the Asahi would be very careful to criticize it as a justification of imperialism. However, the Asahi Shumbun wrote that the “incident of Lhasa”, was not an “independence movement” but an “uprising” or “revolt”.
In short, the CPC is right, Tibet is part of China and the Lhasa uprising is an “uprising” by the wealthy class and reactionaries. This is the view of the Asahi Shimbun on the Tibet issue. Moreover, this article by Shiro Nakamura, a reporter stationed in Beijing, stated that “Chinese authorities have been criticizing the 40th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising as the fourth year of democratic reform.” he wrote, adding, “The authorities are not limited to Tibet, and to prevent the eruption of inter-ethnic issues. It even goes so far as to say, “We are working on ‘proactive prevention’”.
Does the Asahi know what kind of “precautionary measures” the CPC is taking in response to the national crisis? Is it possible? It is very doubtful.
Moreover, the article mistakenly refers to the 14th Dalai Lama as the 13th Dalai Lama. .
This is the worst kind of misinformation there is, and there is no room for debate. The reporter who wrote this article, Mr. Nakamura, made a mistake that calls into question not so much his views as his “academic ability”. I can say that it was.
The newspapers only say that Tibet is developing under the leadership of the CPC. Television and other media have never reported on the Tibetan ethnic problem.
They close their eyes and mouths to the tragedy that exists today and do not report on the great crimes of China. In this respect, it could be argued that the media are complicit in the Chinese Communist Party.
And it is the Chinese Communist Party that must be denounced. We must not ignore ethnic cleansing from commercialism for elections to obtain great powers. Media justice, and the human rights will against the Chinese communists, is raised today from the voices of Tibetans and their supporters standing up for their rights
A country like Tibet, which is a neighboring country to China, is always subject to fear. Taiwan could be the next in line, and India, since the occupation of its buffer zone in Tibet, has had to deal with its own fears. Both countries are directly threatened by the Chinese military, and both countries have experienced war once before. Japan is a country with the same geographical conditions as China, so it should cooperate with Taiwan and India to block Chinese aggression. With so many of its people being tortured and slaughtered in Tibet, the international community is trying to make the edifice of “freedom” and “human rights”. A people held very high, but silenced and dying before the reality of China’s international influence and huge market to ignore and push diplomacy.
While China silences criticism of the Tibetan issue by claiming that it is an internal matter, the Tibetans are from a Tibetan-speaking Buddhist country, and the Tibetans insist on it. That is why despite the massacres, they are still working every day for independence.
Now is the time to denounce China’s great evil, and fight for its “rebellion” even thogh theu are being ignored by the media. We should face the truth about the Tibetan people who have been unfairly labeled as the “rebels” or “the defeated people”.
Knowing the facts of the various and brutal “ethnic cleansing” mentioned earlier, we must restore “justice” and “human rights” to the international community. The United Nations, the United States, and even our nation (Japan) continue to ignore this issue. If the United Nations, the United States, continue to ignore this Tibetan issue, the meaning of “justice” and “human rights” will become something given or withdrawn from others, which is far from its original meaning.
Restoring the “freedom” and “human rights” that the CPC tramples is the mission of the people of the nation who respect and love liberalism.
We will not tolerate the outrageous atrocities of the CPC.
This is “The Massacre in Tibet, the Ongoing Scourge and the Crimes of the Chinese Communist Party”.