Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 20, Jul 2018 06:28 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
No religious activities for students during summer vacation: China’s new decree in TAR
Collegiate-level Tibetan student body calls for support for upcoming fest
Dalai Lama concludes teachings in Sumur: Video
Let the Dalai Lama go home: US Representatives Nancy Pelosi, James McGovern
Frenchman detained for carrying Tibetan flag, Dalai Lama jersey during World cup final
Mr. Tibet Tenzin Nyima to vie for Mr. Global title in Bangkok
His Holiness in Nubra valley, Sumur: Videos
Being a good human being transcends religion: Dalai Lama in Nubra valley
Dhondup Wangchen, Golog Jigme awarded Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage
Tibetans protesting against mining in Kham Yushul beaten, tear-gassed
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
China to launch massive propaganda drive on Tibet
Phayul[Wednesday, November 05, 2008 17:51]
By Phurbu Thinley

Dharamsala, November 5: China’s top nine state-run media, including the official Xinhua news agency and People's Daily Online, are set to launch a major propaganda drive beginning today to highlight the social and economic development of Tibet over the last 30 years.

Chinese policemen in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. (Photo:Teh Eng Koon/AFP)
Chinese policemen in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. (Photo:Teh Eng Koon/AFP)
“China's major network media will on November 5th start a series report on the last 30 years of Tibet after the reform and opening-up policy in China,” China’s online Tibet news service. en.Tibet.cn reported on Nov 3.

The report said the massive state-sponsored move will help “international readers to better understand Tibet”.

“9 state-run media like Xinhua and People's Daily Online will take part in the report together with some media in China's network developed provinces or cities,” the report said.

The report said the purposeful coverage activity of Tibet by these networks is being jointly sponsored by the Publicity Department of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and the Publicity Department of the Party Committee of TAR, with the network sponsorship of China Tibet Information Centre (which runs en.Tibet.cn) and Chinatibetnews.

The report also said China Tibet Information Center will send journalists to Tibet to join in the coverage.

The propaganda drive comes even as Tibet remains off-limits for foreign journalists.

Following massive clampdown on anti-China demonstrations by Tibetans earlier this year, Tibet remained under intense military lockdown. China blocked communications and, kicked out journalists and tourists out of Tibet, making it almost impossible for the outside world to verify the number of dead and the situation inside the region.

China sent military troops in 1949 to occupy Tibet.

China’s ruling Communist Party, which maintains strict controls on the flow of information within the country and keeps the domestic press on a tight leash, says its presence in Tibet has resulted in modernization of the predominantly Buddhist Himalayan country.

Critics, however, say modernisation in Tibet has been crushingly imposed by the Chinese authorities along with draconian measures that continue to restrict freedom of expression, freedom to follow a religion of choice, curtailment of opportunity. They point out that, at no point of time, China has taken into account the needs of the people of Tibet and has sought to crush its culture and religion in the most appalling manner. Analysts say that most of the developmental progress taking place in Tibet does not bring benefits to the ethnic Tibetans, but rather to the growing population of Han Chinese in Tibet that lead to increasing poverty and marginalisation of Tibetan people within Tibet.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
TRUTH (druk59)
Referendum ! (heartfortibet)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Tibetan Government congratulates Obama on presidential victory
China to launch massive propaganda drive on Tibet
China Puts 55 Tibetans Behind Bars
China Hits Back at Dalai Lama
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online