As the People’s Republic of China celebrates its 70th Anniversary, we mourn the atrocities committed against our people and warn the international community not to endorse the Chinese Communist Party’s whitewashed propaganda of its 70 years in power.
“China’s military occupation of Tibet dates back almost 70 years, making it a very painful and poignant anniversary. After all this time, the Communist Party has no legitimacy in Tibet and so it has to create ridiculous propaganda films, including Tibetan monks waving little Chinese flags and singing in praise of the Motherland  said Lhadon Tethong of Tibet Action, and International Tibet Network’s Co Chair. “But really – this just shows how desperately insecure the Chinese Communist Party is because they know, despite 7 decades of savage rule, Tibetan hearts and minds remain free and the Communist Party’s days are surely numbered.”
“The human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China today is worse than at any time since the Tiananmen massacre 30 years ago.” said Lobsang Yangtso of International Tibet Network. “Despite China’s meteoric rise the Party is, from a human rights and freedom perspective, going backwards and the dark underbelly of its human rights abuses shows the world its real nature. We urge the international community not to endorse China’s claims of progress”
“With every passing decade, China’s determination to destroy resistance to its illegal occupation of Tibet grows” said Tenzin Jigdal of International Tibet Network. “The efforts the Chinese Communist Party makes – in its attempts to eliminate the political struggle and ultimately our peoples’ national identity – are doomed to failure. The PRC may have ruled for 70 years, but it certainly will not rule for 70 more.”