19 March 2008

Poor, Vulnerable China

I think the 'life and death' claim pretty much guarantees which side will get the death:
Chinese officials blasted the Dalai Lama as a "wolf in monk's robes" Wednesday and said protests among Tibetans this month have sparked a life-and-death struggle between China and followers of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
Yea. I can see where the Dalai Lama and Tibetan forces are rally having their way with the Chinese military.

State media, meanwhile, reported more than 100 people had surrendered to police in and around Tibet's regional capital of Lhasa, where peaceful protests against Chinese rule turned violent last Friday. The communist government had promised leniency for those who handed themselves in and harsh punishment for those who did not.
Chinese leniency; none for me, thanks.

Foreign media are banned from Tibet, and China's entirely state-controlled media have faithfully reported only the official version of events, in which the government has said rioters killed 16 people. The government said troops did not fire on protesters and has denied claims by overseas Tibetan groups that 80 people were killed.
Can't wait to see those smoggy opening ceremonies.

1 comment:

jerio said...

Have you come to China? What do you know about the real fact here? Think you are the savior? what is there left you? I can see nothing but pride and prejudice.