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Tibet-China-Human-rights-2015Dharamshala — International community is shocked by the Chinese government's praise of its own human rights performance last year in a white paper published recently, despite the fact that the regime continues to have one of the worst human rights records in the world.

"The tremendous achievements China has made in its human rights endeavors fully demonstrate that it is taking the correct path of human rights development that suits its national conditions," the State Council Information Office said in a release about the white paper.

Entitled "Progress in China's Human Rights in 2014," it emphasizes the government's commitment to "fundamental rights," "universal values," "democracy" and "civil society." The white paper's hypocrisy and presumptuousness would be good for a laugh if they were not matched by the severity of the government's treatment of Tibetan and Chinese people.

By using statistics in a way that renders them meaningless, the report's authors try in vain to hide the long list of human rights violations being carried out at the direct behest of President Xi Jinping's government. We must urge the international community to condemn this report's mendacious self-assessment. China must stop pretending to respect human rights and must stop jailing all party and government critics with impunity.

The Human Rights issue is in danger of becoming a new form of totalitarianism across the world, as there is a deep fear that such values are under threat from the economy agenda. One must think that the recent report is nothing, but another abuse of human rights by totalitarian governments in China is all too recent.

Sounds like a cruel joke, but we couldn't make this up if we tried. Are they serious or is this a delayed April fool's? The state controlled media, happily inspired the praise, claiming that the regime has made sure to continue to enforce and protect human rights at all levels while maintaining its minorities, economy, culture, stability, national interests, welfare of its citizens while upholding rights in line with communist rule.

It is a fact that the regime has also imposed severe restrictions on internet and phone connections by increasing a wider crackdown on communications across Tibet in an attempt to prevent any news reaching the outside world.

In Tibet today, Tibetans are being arbitrarily arrested, imprisoned and tortured for merely expressing their suffering under Chinese rule. However, authorities in Beijing still claim that "China 'peacefully liberated' Tibet, and that the "Tibetans are living in a Maoist socialist paradise."

In today's world, the greatest threat to human civilization is still the barbaric totalitarian system, like the communist regime in China. Though such systems are few in number, they do great harm. Therefore, to make the good flourish in this world, the defense of universal human rights and values needs to be the priority. To eliminate the bad in the world, the removal of totalitarian governments needs to be the priority.

We must emphasize that totalitarianism still presents the greatest obstacle in humanity's march toward justice and civilization. However, we also must know that people can work to influence it with your universal values, such as freedom, equality, democracy, and constitutionalism.

We must take immediate action to ensure that there is a massive dictatorships such as the "Chinese communist government" as examples of totalitarianism today, examining the Chinese government's abuses in Tibet and China, its strict control of the media, forced abortion policies, and targeted punishment of human rights defenders.

The fight against terrorism and totalitarianism should be a fight for freedom and democracy by promoting human rights and working together, the people in Tibet and China are gradually — overcoming the fear in their hearts and boldly demanding the rights that are due to them.

Millions of people in China and Tibet still call for the help of the international community in supporting Tibetan and Chinese people working against the abuses of the Chinese government. They ask all democratic countries, particularly the United States, India and European states to set a good example by shifting the focus from economy and trade to human rights, and from price to value, when dealing with dictators.

These countries must move forward to provide assistance to the freedom-loving people in totalitarian countries, by promoting internet freedom, deterring human rights violations, linking human rights supporters together, ending religious persecution in Tibet and China, and using all resources and means to help terminate China's evil policy and its totalitarian rule.

When dealing with the Chinese regime, attaching importance to economic interests alone will keep the all free- loving countries in the world further away from fundamental ideals such as freedom, democracy, and human rights, which are the founding principles, of the United Nations and European Union.

We must urge members of the UN to act upon the values on which these nations were formed and only peace and non violence can solve most problems. They must remember the universal principle for states as its democratic values that are the cornerstone of our freedoms, prosperity and liberty in the world. Except for one power nothing can bind the world peacefully in a lasting mode. Neither force, nor agreements. Neither economic, nor wars. China should know that praising themselves with the fool is out of place and cannot fool the world with its patchwork human rights.