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Beside the Harmony Mask, China Held Symposium on Minorities

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22november20103Dharamshala: Despite wide-spread world media coverage of China's arrests and sentences over writing the reality of Tibet by many Tibetan writers and intellectuals, China claimed that it has held the first symposium on minority ethnic literature on Nov 20. "Tibetan youth writers were widely praised and well recognized by the attending scholars and minority literature critics," reported the so called 'China Tibet Online' November 21.

"The symposium was hosted at the Central University of Nationalities, with invited scholars and minority literature critics speaking on the new ethnic literary developments in China, the report continued.

During the meeting, young writers from Mongolian, Tibetan and Uighur ethnic groups gathered together to exchange opinions on literary writing and discuss over some of the recent representative works. "The discussion was highlighted by the well-known writers and critics' recognition of the novels written by Tibetan young writers," report further claimed.

But with a very limited freedom of writing and speaking in Tibet and across China, authorizes have detained three Tibetan writers including Tashi Rabten earlier this year, have been tried on charges of 'inciting activities to split the nation,' atleast 50 intellectuals were arrested since 2008 the Tibet Post International has learnt.

Tashi Rabten arrest was carried out by a group of 16 police officials who ransacked student rooms as well as confiscated cellular phones, laptop computers and books from students. He had edited the banned literary magazine Shar Dungri (Eastern Conch-Hill) covering the 2008 protests in Tibet and had co-authored a collection called "Written in Blood".

The lack of independent observers in Tibet allows the Chinese authorities to arrest and convict Tibetan journalists, writers, bloggers and environmentalists without any form of due process. The government prevents the foreign media from working in Tibet so that there are no witnesses.

Since 2008, over 50 Tibetan writers, poets, journalists and bloggers were arrested who expressing by their several articles, poems and essays for their solidarity with the jailed Tibetan protesters and paying tribute to those killed by Chinese security forces and criticizing the Chinese government.

Since March 2008, over 224 Tibetans have been killed, 1,294 injured and 290 sentenced, more than 5,600 were arrested or detained and over 1,000 disappeared after the Chinese armed military deadly cracked down in all parts of Tibet. Moreover, many major Tibetan websites have been forced to close down and all of the web-blogs in Tibetan language are censored and shut-down.

The so called China's new role models which believing Hu had made major contributions to ethnic harmony at a ceremony in 2009, at which communist head Hu Jintao claimed "the promotion of harmony and prosperity among all ethnic groups." What kind of harmony and prosperity he brought into Tibet? But this pointless making him the one of the dictorships. Hu's harmony role model can only means genocide and torture in the human history. Because the whole world knows that using of military and gun cannot bring harmony and prosperity in the society, but only repression and voilence.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 November 2010 10:10 )  


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