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China Reform Monitor - ChiComs surround 2500 Tibetan monks
AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 4/27/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.

Posted on 04/27/2011 11:49:38 PM PDT by bruinbirdman

Chinese security forces continue to surround the Kirti Tibetan monastery in Sichuan after local residents tried to stop them from arresting the 2,500 monks holed up inside. The standoff began earlier this week, when hundreds of people living in Sichuan's Aba region converged on the monastery determined to stop police from removing the monks for reeducation.

The monks could soon face food shortages because they depend on offerings from locals, the Voice of America reports. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. is concerned about China's actions in Aba, which it called it inconsistent with the internationally recognized principles of religious freedom and human rights.

This most recent confrontation at the Kirti monastery began last month when a monk burned himself to death to protest Chinese rule over Tibet. Aba was also the site of a violent uprising three years ago against Chinese rule.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aba; buddhism; china; kirti; tibet; tibetanbuddhism

1 posted on 04/27/2011 11:49:42 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: Army Air Corps; TigerLikesRooster

ping


2 posted on 04/28/2011 12:14:47 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Candor7

ping


3 posted on 04/28/2011 12:17:33 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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>> removing the monks for reeducation

And the U.S. Admin does what?

Absolutely disgraceful.

Remember the tyranny being supported when making that next China-made purchase.


4 posted on 04/28/2011 12:19:29 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: bruinbirdman

The Orcs are on the move again.

If it isn’t Christians, it’s Buddhists; if it isn’t Buddhists, it’s students.

Where does the evil end?


5 posted on 04/28/2011 12:25:56 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: bruinbirdman
Hillary Clinton: Chinese human rights secondary to economic survival 20 Feb 2009

She said she would continue to press China on issues such as human rights and Tibet, but added: "Our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis."


6 posted on 04/28/2011 12:56:15 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
Death to Chicom.
7 posted on 04/28/2011 4:54:40 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

You betcha!


8 posted on 04/28/2011 5:01:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

The Chicoms can’t stand having any institution becoming moe popular than their local Communist Party Comissariate.

This sucks. Where is the UN, where is Barrack Rebama?The WON sucks big time on this. He can get all concerned about Gadaffi laying it to the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, but buddhist monks are not even on his horizon.His silence on this is deafening.

(Thanks for the ping , I just came out if retreat.)


9 posted on 04/29/2011 3:15:07 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7
They shake in their boots at the mention of China. Mostly because they are murdering thugs but also because they have more control over the value of the dollar than we do. At least within 0baMao's paradigm they do. What could be done is outside what he is willing to do.

(welcome back to the world)

10 posted on 04/29/2011 3:29:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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