Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"China's Security Chief Calls For Stepping Up "Patriotic Education" In Tibet's Monasteries" ... How About "Human Rights And Culture Education"?

"China's security chief called for stepping up "patriotic education" in Tibet's monasteries, the state-run Tibet Daily said Tuesday, as prosecutors for the first time charged demonstrators in the largely peaceful, monk-led protests that later exploded into riots in the region.

Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu led the first high-level central government visit to Tibet since the riots broke out this month. In the face of international criticism of China's crackdown, he stressed that the government would "fight an active publicity battle" and solicit the help of Communist Party cadres.

His call for broader "patriotic education" indicated the party would also move to exert greater control over religion in Tibet, requiring more Tibetans to accept the region as an inalienable part of China, denounce the Dalai Lama as a separatist and recognize the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama. Such campaigns were first launched in 1996." ...

Maureen Fan "China Calls for 'Patriotic Education' for Tibet Monks" Washington Post March 25, 2008

Amnesty International

Inernational Campaign for Tibet



Nicholas Roerich wrote the scenario and designed the sets and costumes for Весна священная, 1913.

Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York City, United States of America.

Header image credit: pbs.org/newshour. With thanks.


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