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Thank You Letter to All Americans

Dear American Friends:

On behalf of all the Chinese people including scholars and students in USA, We would like to thank you for your generous donation for Wenchuan earthquake victims and survivors in all kinds of fundraising activities/avenues and your continuous care, concern and contribution to earthquake relief in China.

At 14:28 local time on May 12th 2008, a deadly and strong earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck SW China, where the seismic epicenter, Wenchuan County was located. So far, this earthquake killed 69181, caused 17398 missing and 374008 injured, and left as many as 5 million homeless and the number is still increasing. Thousands of millions of survivors are calling for help and your donation is a timely response to their needs.

Thanks for your care and concern about the people in the disaster. With your generosity, we are able to make purchase of critical supplies such as food, water, clothing and shelter supplies for affected families and any longer-term recovery and reconstruction in the local areas. We are very grateful for you offering your hand to the people in desperate needs.

Once again, on behalf of all the survivors in Wenchuan earthquake, we would like to thank you for your very generous donation and support.

Sincerely,
TheNewVoice Editorial Board

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Sharon Stone-Earth QUACK!

Thanks, Tom Megalis. I don’t think more comments are necessary. Just cross your fingers and enjoy.

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The Adventure of Pandas in Earthquake

[Notel] All contents are privileged by original authors and owners from Internet. Illustrations and the text are translated by the editor.

China (Wolong) Giant Panda Protection Research Center islated in the center of the seismic zone. For 30 hours after the strike of this catastrophic earthquake, communication couldn’t be established between the center and the outside. During this time, the staff were holding their positions, promptly transferring the giant pandas to safe places even the center had lost all contact with the outside. Giant Pandas were scared by the quake, crouching into a fuzzy ball, and some refused to eat. The staff treated the pandas like children, pacifying them, preparing food as usual even under such difficult circumstances. In order to save the pandas, some staff members were injured. Stranded foreign tourists and researchers were taken care of and no one was injured.

Let all of us lend our hand to contribute to the protection of giant pandas and show our respect to the staff who protect the lovely pandas.

Some of the giant pandas were relocated from Sichuan Provice to Beijing, Zhejiang and Ya’an.

So far there is no death report of giant pandas. But three of them are missing and nowhere to find.

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Pandas before|after Earthquake

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In this catastrophic earthquake, not only a lot of people died or got handicapped, severely injured, quite a few pandas became homeless, scared and ran away from the Giant Panda Breeding Base to escape from the quake. Here we show you two videos, one for the panda babies playing around in the Giant Panda Infant School before the earthquake. The other is a collection of Panda pictures during and after the earthquake.

(WenChuan Sichuan Earthquake)Panda Infant School Before

Panda lost their home in the earthquake Wolong

Here are some more pictures with English illustrations. Enjoy!

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The Myth of Tibet Genocide

by Terminator

Dalai Lama and the Tibet Government in Exile, as well as the western media have never presented any solid evidence or disclosed any reliable source to support their repeated accusation that the Chinese government killed 1.2 million Tibetans between 1949 – 1979. On the contrary, almost all academic scholars and many pro-Tibet advocaters have found that the accusation does not stand on any basis and is even laughable.

One of the main argument of the Exile group to support their genocide allegation is that there were around 6.3 million Tibetans in 1959, and the Tibetan population hardly increased after 30 years. In their 1996 whitepaper “Tibet: Proving Truth from Facts“, the Exile group claimed that based on a 1959 Chinese government newspaper report, there were 6,330,567 Tibetans in China. The number is broken down into 1,273,969, 3,381,064, and 1,675,534 in three different areas (TAR, Kham, Amdo) of the so-called Great Tibet. [1] However, a scrutiny of the data shows that these three numbers are the exact same numbers published in 1954 by the Chinese government over the above areas. And these numbers referred to the total population of the three areas (including Tibetan, Han, Muslin, etc), but not the Tibetan populations. [2]

In fact, the total Tibetan population back 1950s was about 2.5 – 2.7 millions according to numerous academic studies, the Chinese national census, and even Tibet government itself. For example, on November 11th, 1950, in an appeal to the United Nations to stop China’s takeover of Tibet, the Tibet government stated “a weak and peace loving people, hardly exceeding 3 million”. [3] It is impossible that by the end of 1959, the Tibetan population increased to 6.3 million.

A glance at the documents released by the Tibet Government in Exile, one can clearly see a trend that it favors vague data from the newspapers over serious scientific records from academic studies, population census, and historical records.

Therefore, Professor Sautman, a reseacher specialized in studying Tibetan populations, concluded, “What I think these articles show is that there is no evidence of significant population losses over the whole period from the 1950s to the present. There are some losses during the Great Leap Forward but these were less in Tibetan areas than in other parts of China. Where these were serious were in Sichuan and Qinghai, but even there not as serious in the Han areas of China. There are no bases at all for the figures used regularly by the exile groups. They use the figure of 1.2 million Tibetans dying from the 1950s to the 1970s, but no source for this is given. As a lawyer I give no credence to statistics for which there is no data, no visible basis.” [4]

Professor Goldstein also rejected the allegation: “… the exile leadership … continued to attack Chinese policies and human rights violations in Tibet, often going beyond what the actual situation warranted; for example, with charges of Chinese genocide.” [5]

Professor Sautman did an extensive and in-depth study on the literature of Tibetan population. In his 2001 paper, he used indisputable data to reject the allegation made by Dalai Lama and the Tibet Government in Exile. For example, “Figures (detailed breakdown of the 1.2 million number) at this level of specificity are meant to impress, but the emigre approach to numbers is quite elastic. In a 1990 book widely circulated by the Tibet Government in Exile, the number of famine victims is given as 343,000, not 413,000. In 1991, the Dalai Lama stated that 200,000 Tibetans had died from starvation, less than half of what had originally been claimed. These discrepancies are not surprising; some of the statistics are based on citation to documents that do not contain the figure at all, or have not been made public by the emigres… Other figures employed in the claim of ‘demographic annihilation’ derive from interviews with Tibetan refugees in India. Such informants are not likely to be reliable. Lois Lang-Sims, a leader of the pro-TGIE Tibet Society of the UK, wrote that statements of refugees examined in the years after the Dalai Lama arrived in India have ‘an extreme and inevitable unreliability‘” [6]

Professor Sautman’s study is independently confirmed by Professor Goldstein, Co-Director of The Center for Research on Tibet, “One likely factor is that the accounts offered by Tibetan refugees (and apparently also a few individuals in the TAR) are exaggerations or fabrications told to foreigners to garner sympathy and support for the ‘Tibetan cause’… In other words, they were inclined to represent the current situation negatively…. many Lhasa Tibetans harbor deep-seated anger and hostility toward the Chinese, which colors their perception of the current situation and sometimes leads to distortions, exaggerations, and fabrications.“ [7]

Michael Parenti wrote this in his book “Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth”: “The official 1953 census–six years before the Chinese crackdown– recorded the entire population residing in Tibet at 1,274,000. Other census counts put the population within Tibet at about two million. If the Chinese killed 1.2 million in the early 1960s then almost all of Tibet would have been depopulated, transformed into a killing field dotted with death camps and mass graves–of which we have no evidence. The thinly distributed Chinese force in Tibet could not have rounded up, hunted down, and exterminated that many people even if it had spent all its time doing nothing else.” [8]

Even Free Tibet Compaign director Patrick French said the allegation has no basis: “the Free Tibet Campaign in London (of which I am a former director) and other groups have long claimed that 1.2 million Tibetans have been killed by the Chinese since they invaded in 1950. However, after scouring the archives in Dharamsala while researching my book on Tibet, I found that there was no evidence to support that figure.” [9]

[1] Tibet Government in Exile, Tibet: Proving Truth from Facts, http://www.tibet.com/WhitePaper/index.html, 1996
[2] First National Census Report, National Bureau of Statistics of China, http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjgb/rkpcgb/qgrkpcgb/t20020404_16767.htm, November 1st, 1954.
[3] Melvyn C. Goldtein, A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951 University of California Press, 1991, pp.746-747
[4] Barry Sautman, How Repressive Is the Chinese Government in Tibet?, http://www.international.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=2732, 2002
[5] Melvyn C. Goldstein, The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama, University of California Press, 1999
[6] Barry Sautman, Is Tibet China’s Colony?: The Claim of Demographic Catastrophe, The Journal of Asian Law, Vol 15, No. 1, Fall 2001
[7] Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M. Beall, China’s Birth Control Policy in the Tibet Autonomous Region: Myths and Realities, Asian Survey, Vol. 31, No. 3, March, 1991, pp. 285-303
[8] Michael Parenti, Friendly Fuedalism: The Tibet Myth, http://www.michaelparenti.org/Tibet.html, 2007
[9] Patrick French, former director of the Free Tibet Campaign in London, New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/22/opinion/22french.html, March 22, 2008

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Tibet: The Truth Is Out There!

Peace and prosperity is what the mankind has been seeking throughout the whole time. However, wars, conflicts, riots and slaughters keep disrupting our wishful dreams to build a better world. Political intrigues, economical interests and merely misunderstandings are the causes. Prejudices and discriminations could not solve those problems but rather deteriorate the distrust and misunderstanding, even escalate the current situation. Thus, here in this blog, on behalf of Chinese people and others who devote themselves to exposing the lies and revealing the truth, we call on people to at least be open-minded and perceptive to the truth. We are glad that a lot of guys are being impartial and responsible to the truth, including many Westerners such as Chris Nebe and his Monarex Hollywood Corp. So we provide you with this video clip produced by Monarex Hollywood Corp.

(If you are interested in more information about China, you can go to http://www.monarex.com/ to watch more documentaries.)

Thousands of comments have been made toward this short documentary video. Slander and accusation has been applied to blame Chris Nebe and Monarex Hollywood Corp. without any evidence that the reason they shot this documentary report is because they are hired by China’s government. Has it ever occurred to you that maybe those guys such as Mr. Nebe who speak out are actually like Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who dedicated themselves to pursuing the truth. Has it ever occurred to you that the information they are trying to deliver is actually the truth?

Like what Mr. Nebe said at the end of this video, “Study history, not the media. The truth is not to be found in a television broadcast.” It’s a common sense that media is literally rather a commodity than a carrier of actuality, which serves best for the benefits and interests of reporters and publishers. I want to believe, believe in the truth, because the truth is out there.

We don’t want to force you to accept our opinions, it’s not our purpose. We want you to know the truth, to be fully aware of the lies and cover stories with vicious intentions. So we provide here several links that you can refer to yourself, discriminate the lies and truth, and join us to welcome the Olympics and to build a better world.

References

1. Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth – Michael Parenti, www.michaelparenti.org/Tibet.html

2. The Snow Lion and the Dragon – China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama – Melvyn C. Goldstein, http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft2199n7f4/

3. Will the Real Dalai Lama Please Stand Up – Hannah Naiditch, http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/will_the_real_dalai_lama_please_stand_up/5640/

4. Sexual Abse, the Celibate Guru, and threats of death – Grainne Uaile, http://www.skepticforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=6888

If you feel like more information, you can always refer to the citation list appended at the end of those articles. Or you can leave us your comments and message so that we can send you more links FYI.

REMEMBER! THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE! -You will NEVER find it until you look for it, with an open mind.

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Say NO to Beijing Games Boycott and Anti-Chinese Propaganda

Thanks to Jean-Luc Melenchon, and thanks to the anonymous guy who translated and added English caption for this TV clip.

Here is another one but only in Chinese caption. But if you could understand French without any problem, please take a look at this video clip too. We will try our best to translate and add an English caption to this TV clip ASAP.

I don’t want to make any more comments. Just a friendly reminder that please at least try to finish watching those two video clips if you can understand them. Please don’t take it granted that those video clips are not related to you just because you have different nationalities except French. Thank you.

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