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China Cries Foul Over Tibet Coverage

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Posted on Mar 24, 2008
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China Daily documents what it claims is a bias in the foreign press.

China has accused international media outlets of showing bias in news reports of the riots in Tibet. However, the media, too, have a gripe: Beijing has prevented foreign media from entering Tibet and neighboring provinces and has limited domestic access to foreign media reports.


International Herald Tribune:

State-controlled news media have been allowed to report from Tibet and neighboring areas where violent protests occurred.

But foreign journalists have been denied access to Tibet and blocked from reaching neighboring regions with large Tibetan populations. Many foreign reporters who managed to get into Tibet after the riots were forced to leave.

Foreign journalists in China said those actions violated the government’s pledge to give them greater press freedoms and access to the country in the months leading up to the Olympic Games.

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By Tim Dunn, April 12, 2008 at 6:23 pm Link to this comment
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It is naive to assume that pro-Chinese posts are spontaneous expressions of the citizens. Maybe some of them are, but I hear echoes of droning tourist guides telling American tourists in the Soviet Union all about exceeding quotas at tractor factories. Now the Chinese have framed some poor Tibetan monks, claiming that these ardent pacifists set off a bomb. What obvious BS that is!

I greatly admire the Tibetan demonstrators and the Han Chinese civil rights activists that the repressive dictatorship governing China has imprisoned and tortured. The Dalai Lama is, like Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, a spiritual leader who is both a pacifist and an passionate civil rights leader. Free Tibet! Boycott Olympic sponsors, and boycott Chinese goods!

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By Tim Dunn, April 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm Link to this comment
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Chinese propagandists are posting on the web, saying we should go to the Olympics because we sent Jesse Owens to the Nazi-hosted Olympics. Bringing up Jesse Owens is a red herring, because, of course, sending an African American to compete in the Berlin Olympics was a rebuke to Nazi racism. There is no such point to be made by simply sending athletes to the Chinese Olympics.

We could make our point by doing as Ms. Pelosi suggested, and boycotting the opening ceremonies. Better yet, if we could find athletes with the courage, would be for them to wear black armbands to the Olympics, and have them explain to reporters that they were in mourning for the Tibetan people. That would be a gesture worthy of Mr. Owens!

The Olympic torch was lit recently in China, but it isn’t the torch the Chinese people wanted. Their torch was held aloft by their statue of the Goddess of Liberty, the one that they built. That torch was torn down, and the people were attacked and killed or jailed by the “People’s” army in Tiananmen square in 1989.

Young adults in China today know nothing of this, because the Chinese government propaganda machine has vilified the more than one hundred thousand patriots who demonstrated for freedom that day, and dismissed them as a few anti-social hooligans.

This vilification process is, of course, taking place today in China, only it is currently directed against the Tibetan demonstrators and the Dalai Lama. If the Tiananmen Square demonstrators had been successful in reforming the Chinese government, I doubt if there would have been the demonstrations in Tibet, because the people of Tibet would probably have had far fewer grievances. You can see a photo of the “Goddess of Liberty” and read about the Tiananmen Square massacre on Wikipedia- just Google: Wikipedia Tiananmen Square Massacre

Now the Chinese government asks us to believe that the pacifistic Buddhist monks of Tibet are preparing to become suicide bombers. I see that China’s leader, Hu Jintao has been swotting up on Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler, with particular attention to “The Big Lie.” Read all about it by Googling: Wikipedia the big lie .  For that matter, the claim that Tibet was always a part of China is another ‘Big Lie,’ and it is exactly what the Nazis said when they invaded Czechoslovakia.  Google:  Wikipedia Joseph Goebbels

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By jatihoon, March 25, 2008 at 10:24 am Link to this comment

China says , world media reporting on Tibet massacare is false. We only killed 19 not 99, peaceful protestors, and arrested 500 miscreants.

Our system of justice is better then American justice system,we condem water bedding. Ours is more humane, we belive in “China water torture.”

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By Purple Girl, March 25, 2008 at 5:32 am Link to this comment

If China needs more people to oppress and execute, let’s send over the ones who are hiding in this Country who Owe them Money!
It’s time we stop handing them money to go to the Casino and Step Out of the Way of ‘Guido’.
Let China decide how to get their money back. But it will not be from any assests they have Here- we will have first Extracted Our Share. In return we will take on what ever financial Burdens the Tibetians may Require of US.
We’d even Through in the ‘Christian Coalitions’ for their Amusement.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 24, 2008 at 8:06 pm Link to this comment

When I first tried to post this, I got “Disallowed Key Characters” - with no explanation, uhh

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 24, 2008 at 8:05 pm Link to this comment

Riot Reports Show Media Bias in West - Chinese netizens, including students studying overseas, have been angered by biased and sometimes dishonest reports about the recent riots in Tibet by some Western media…..

Full China coverage - Lhasa Riot http://english.cri.cn/3126/2008/03/20/Zt1321@336118.htm

Riot in Tibet: True face of western media…....

VIDEO http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=uSQnK5FcKas

PICS http://bbs.news.sina.com.cn/treeforum/App/view.php?bbsid=68&subid=0&fid=137562&tbid=296&ismain;=

And POST YOUR COMMENTS ONLINE IN BEIJING, CHINA, in English at http://enpf.chinabroadcast.cn/TalkChina/forums/default.aspx in the “TIBET QUESTION” segment of their “In the News” page (main page http://english.cri.cn/ ).

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By PatrickHenry, March 24, 2008 at 6:18 pm Link to this comment

U.S. State controlled news media should go to Gaza.

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