The war against nation states continues around the world. Propaganda is the main tool in use to persuade people that nation states have to be broken up, all that is, apart from the US of A or the European Union. The media frenzy reporting on Tibet is no exception. Most of the stories have been fabricated and exaggerated, with footage ‘adapted’ and put out on global TV to blacken the Chinese.
Here is the pathetic apology from those in the media who have been fund out. HERE
BERLIN, March 24 (Xinhua) — Two German news organizations have apologized after being accused of distorting facts in covering the riots in Lhasa, capital city of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
German news television N-TV on Monday admitted that a picture and a video sequence it used on March 20 in a report about the riots in Tibet had actually been taken in Nepal, a neighboring country of China.
It said the images had already been replaced after editors noticed the mistakes.
“We are terribly sorry,” said a N-TV spokesman in Colgone.
On Sunday, another German television, RTL, also admitted on its website that it “used a picture in a wrong context.”
In fact, the picture showed security forces in Nepal, the RTL Aktuell, a main news program of the RTL TV, said in an online statement.
“The image was taken on March 17 in the capital city of Kathmandu, where Nepalese security forces were confronting demonstrators with batons,” it said.
“We have accidentally created the impression that it is a scene of the unrest in Tibet with Chinese security forces involved. We regret this error,” the statement added.
The RTL Aktuell, N-TV, along with the German Bild newspaper and the Washington Post, have been found using images of baton-wielding Nepalese police in clashes with protesters in Kathmandu, claiming that the officers were Chinese police.
They were among those Western media that have been condemned by netizens in the past few days for distorting facts in covering the riots in Lhasa.
CNN has posted a picture on its website showing people running in front of a military truck. The original picture uploaded by Chinese netizens, however, also shows mobsters throwing stones at the truck.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) released a picture on its website showing China’s armed police officers helping medical staff move a wounded person into an ambulance.
The website’s caption said “there is a heavy military presence in Lhasa,” neglecting obvious “First Aid” and red cross signs on the ambulance.
The German newspaper Berliner Morgenpost posted a picture on its website in which police in Lhasa rescued a young man of Han nationality assaulted by rioters. But the caption distorted the fact as “insurrectionist taken away by police.”
Fox TV said in a picture’s caption on its website that the Chinese military dragged some protesters onto a vehicle but actually the uniformed people were Indian police.
See detailed pictures from China News here showing how CNN and the BBC have wrongly reported incidents to fit the anti-Chinese narrative. HERE
No wonder Serbia has sent a message of support to China.
More details from www.huffingtonpost.com
CHENGDU, China — China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of stoking Tibetan unrest to sabotage the Beijing Olympics and also berated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she is ignoring the truth about Tibet.
This month’s violence in Tibet and neighboring provinces has turned into a public relations disaster for China ahead of the August Olympics, which it had been hoping to use to bolster its international image.
The Chinese government said through official media that formerly restive areas were under control and accused the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, of trying to harm China’s image ahead of the summer games.
“The Dalai clique is scheming to take the Beijing Olympics hostage to force the Chinese government to make concessions to Tibet independence,” said the People’s Daily, the main mouthpiece of the Communist Party.
The Tibetan spiritual leader called the accusations against him “baseless,” asserting that he supported China’s hosting of the summer games.
“I always support (that) the Olympics should … take place in Beijing … so that more than 1 billion human beings, that means Chinese, they feel proud of it,” he said Sunday in New Delhi, India.
Pelosi’s visit to the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India, on Friday was the first by a major foreign official since the protests broke out. The Democratic leader said if people don’t speak out against China’s oppression in Tibet, “we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world.”
China’s official Xinhua New Agency published commentary Sunday accusing Pelosi of ignoring the violence caused by the Tibetan rioters.
“‘Human rights police’ like Pelosi are habitually bad tempered and ungenerous when it comes to China, refusing to check their facts and find out the truth of the case,” it said.
“Her views are like so many other politicians and western media. Beneath the double standards lies their intention to serve the interest groups behind them, who want to contain or smear China,” it said.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said Sunday that Pelosi condemns the Chinese government’s crackdown in Tibet and calls on it “to begin a substantive dialogue and to allow journalists and independent monitors into Tibet to find out the truth.”
China’s reported death toll from the protests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa earlier this month is 22. Tibet’s exiled government says 99 Tibetans have been killed.
Xinhua said Sunday that 94 people had been injured in four counties and one city in Gansu province in riots on March 15-16. The report also said 19 rioters had surrendered in Gannan, a prefecture in Gansu, but it did not give any details.
Despite the media restrictions imposed by the Chinese government, some information was leaking out. An American backpacker who traveled to Chengdu, the capital of western Sichuan province, said he had seen soldiers or paramilitary troops in Deqen in northwest Yunnan province, which borders Tibet.
“What was an empty parking lot by the library was full of military trucks and people practicing with shields. I saw hundreds of soldiers,” said the backpacker, who would give only his first name, Ralpha.
There have been no reported protests in Yunnan.
Monks at the Gedan Song Zan Monastery outside of Zhongdian in northwest Yunnan prayed Sunday for peace and an end to the recent unrest among ethnic Tibetan populations in China. The monks, who characterized themselves as both Tibetan and Chinese, said they felt that the upheaval and riots had helped no one.
The government has insisted that stability has returned to the troubled areas. State broadcaster China Central Television said Sunday that electricity and telecommunications had been restored in Lhasa.
The official lighting of the Olympic torch is set for Monday in Greece, and some 1,000 police will surround Ancient Olympia to keep away pro-Tibetan protesters from the ceremony. The torch is scheduled to travel through 20 countries before the Beijing Olympics open on Aug. 8.
One of Thailand’s six torchbearers withdrew Sunday in protest. Environmentalist Narisa Chakrabongse said in an open letter that she decided against taking part in the relay to “send a strong message to China that the world community could not accept its actions.”
Meanwhile, a group hosting the Dalai Lama’s visit to Germany May 14-20 said Sunday that the trip was still scheduled to take place. The trip is to include meetings between the Dalai Lama and various German state leaders.
For some balance in looking at internal Tibet, see THIS to undo the easy propaganda ride given to the Dalai Lama’s clique.
The world’s media is not interested. Don’t confuse them with evidence. They’ve already made up their minds to wrongly inform you.
UPDATE – Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov sees Tibetan separatist violence as linked to Kosovo. See HERE
Rense.com sees Tibet as in play with America playing it up for strategic reasons HERE