“Tibet Society has a special place in the hearts of HH the Dalai Lama & the Tibetan people”

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“Tibet Society has a special place in the hearts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. We wish them the very best.” 

We are honoured and humbled by these kind words written by Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the Sikyong, the democratically elected head of the Tibetan people and political successor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Tibet Society was founded shortly after the invasion and is the world’s oldest established Tibet support group. Over those years we have campaigned hard for Tibet, engaging with governments and working internationally, as well as helping many Tibetan individuals both here in the UK and abroad. With your help Tibet Society has ambitious plans to deliver a great deal over the next 12 months, but we need your support.

Tibet Society have managed to ensure the Tibetan people’s demands for human rights and freedom has resonated in Westminster. As Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet we work closely with MPs who have a special interest in Tibet and help devise strategies to keep Tibet on the political agenda. This is the “gateway to government” for all the Tibetan organisations in the UK and it has a genuinely international significance for the Tibetan movement. We are committed to working closely with other organisations both in the UK and internationally for Tibet.

The new APPGT has two committed co-chairs and we will be seeking to bring on board more MPs from the 2017 intake. We are arranging meetings for Tibetans to give testimonies to MPs and Foreign Office officials and we are developing our MP exchange programme which fosters relations between the British and Tibetan exiled parliaments. Such visits not only strengthen support for Tibet in Westminster but also help the exiled government with developing democratic processes.

However, the struggle for freedom in Tibet is now in a crucial phase. Tibetans in Tibet are giving their very lives to protest against China’s continuing repressive policies. China’s crackdown on basic rights and freedoms in Tibet continues unabated. Now, China exercises huge economic global influence and invests in soft power initiatives including the Chinese Embassy arranging visits from the Tibetan Autonomous Region to the UK. We need your support to help us to continue to campaign for Tibet and amplify the authentic voices of real Tibetan people.

All this work, and more, would not be possible without your support. Please help us to continue this vital work, which not only ensures that Tibet remains on the political agenda but ensures that Tibetan voices calling for freedom are heard in the UK and across the world.

Unfortunately, Tibet Society cannot qualify for charitable status because our core aims, such as supporting self-determination for Tibetans, lobbying governments, and protesting about human rights abuses, are classified as political by the Charity Commission. That shuts off many potential sources of income and makes us much more dependant than other Tibet groups on our members and supporters for funding.

So will you help? You can make a donation through the following:

 

www.tibetsociety.com

Postal cheque made payable to “Tibet Society” our address is 2 Baltic Place, London, N1 5AQ
You can help Tibet Society further by setting up a Standing Order. You can pay monthly, quarterly or annually on a date of your choosing. Once filled in please post to Tibet Society and we’ll do the rest.
Download the Standing Order form

You can pay online via PayPal on our website http://www.tibetsociety.com/.

We have also set up a crowd funding page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tibet-society

Bank transfer

Co-operative bank

Account number: 65405093

Sort code: 08-92-99

Anything you can give will be used to help Tibet, every £ helps.

2017 Endorsement

Remember Tibet in your will …

By coincidence I came across an old appeal, which probably comes from the 1960s, the telephone number is “VICtoria 4342”!

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This reminder of time passing has prompted me to ask you to consider making provision in your will for a bequest to Tibet Society. The need for financial help has never been greater. Tibet has suffered enormously since the annexation of the country by the Chinese government in 1959, when the Dalai Lama was forced to flee across the border into India, where he remains to this day.

Sadly, there seems to be no day in sight when our help and campaigning will not be needed so any legacies for the future are an important part of our income stream.

Please read the material below and then set up a legacy.

May I thank you on behalf of Tibetans everywhere.

Making a bequest in your will to Tibet Society

To be legally valid, a bequest form must be included in the body of your will or as a codicil.  You may wish to use a solicitor to ensure that all the legal formalities are correctly followed. Knowing that your will is valid and expresses your exact wishes will give you peace of mind.

Your bequest can take one of three forms:

  • Residuary legacy: part of your estate remaining after family and friends have been looked after
  • Pecuniary legacy: a lump sum of money
  • Specific items: for example, real estate or shares

If you would like to leave a bequest to Tibet Society, we have provided the words below as a guide, although of course you or your solicitor may want to adapt them to meet your individual circumstances.

For a residuary legacy

“Subject as foresaid I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my Estate (or x% of the residue of my Estate) whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal absolutely to Tibet Society of 2 Baltic Place, London, N1V 5AQ. for the General Purposes of Tibet Society and AND I DECLARE the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper Officer for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors”.

For a pecuniary legacy

“I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the sum of £x to Tibet Society of 2 Baltic Place, London, N1V 5AQ for the General Purposes of Tibet Society AND I DECLARE the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper Officer for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors”.

Should you wish to ensure that the sum of money you are leaving now will have the same relative value at the date of your death as it does now, please include the following wording after the above: “The amount of this legacy to Tibet Society shall be regarded as a provisional amount only and the amount payable shall be that provisional amount or if greater that provisional amount index linked to the retail prices index from the date of this Will to the date of my death”.

 

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NEWSLETTER: Tibet Society campaigns outside Liverpool FC vs Watford match.

Sign the Petition: Tell Liverpool FC to act now and terminate its deal with Chinese company, Tibet Water Resources Limited. 

On 12 August, Tibet Society in collaboration with a range of other Tibetan activist groups and supporters, headed to the opening of the premier league at Watford Stadium.

As supporters arrived at the match, Tibet Society, Free Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Britain handed out approximately 3,000 leaflets to raise awareness about the recent partnership between Liverpool FC and Tibet Water Resources Limited; a Chinese company that has become the club’s official regional water partner in China.

Alongside handing out leaflets, the event was also an opportunity to engage with supporters and speak to them about the human rights situation in the country as well as the detrimental impact of this deal on Tibetans.

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Many life-long fans expressed their disappointment with the club, and many have asked Liverpool FC to rethink their association with the company. An online petition we launched last week, calling on the premier club to cancel the agreement, has already reached over 500 signatures. With increasing numbers of people urging the club to withdraw their support for this deal, the partnership risks becoming an embarrassment for Liverpool FC.


Tibet Society responded to the announcement last week by issuing a press release expressing its deep regret and has also written a joint letter to the directors of the club, calling on them to terminate the partnership.

Tibet Society is urging its members and supporters to sign the petition and share it widely.

TAKE ACTION HERE: Urge Liverpool Football Club to terminate the agreement with Tibet Water Resources Ltd.

Tibet Society is funded primarily by donations and memberships. Your support will help us to continue our important work to end the plight of Tibetan people, through lobbying, campaigning and awareness-raising.

To keep up the pressure of our campaigns, we need your support!  

Please support Tibet Society and help us to keep Tibet alive!  

For the latest updates from Tibet Society Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 

 

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“zero tolerance” #Chinese crackdown on “hostile forces” in Tibet, including, “pornography” in buildup to Party Congress International Campaign

China’s continued crackdown on any form of dissent in Tibet continues with #zerotolerance crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ in Tibet in buildup to Party Congress

In an already oppressive political environment, restrictions on media, culture and communications in Tibet have been stepped up in the buildup to the 19th Party Congress, due to take place in the fall a crackdown on “illegal activity” has been launched in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in order to tighten security and ensure compliance to the Party state prior to the important Party meeting in Beijing, which could be held as early as October. The official report mentions that further actions will be taken to “prevent […] problematic information distributed by Dalai Clique and other Western hostile forces and track down online circulation of negative information, hyper-speculation and rumors.”

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“The masses of cadres and cadres of all ethnic groups in the region unswervingly carry out the decision-making arrangements of the Party Central Committee, and ideologically follow the standards and actions on the table, followed by the firm and firm implementation of the CPC Central Committee. ”

“吴英杰强调,自治区第九次党代会以来,在以习近平同志为核心的党中央坚强领导下,在中央和国家机关、对口支援省市、中央企业的无私支援下,九届区党委团结带领全区各族干部群众,毫不动摇地贯彻党中央的各项决策部署,思想上对标对表、行动上紧跟紧随、执行上坚定坚决,围绕习近平总书记明确的发展、稳定、生态三件大事,以强党建为保障,推动西藏工作迈出了新步伐、取得了新成就”

The crackdown is aimed at targeting both pornography and ‘illegal activity’, according to Tibet Daily on July 28, in order to “safeguard national unity and social stability”. The real target is clearly political, with the article specifying the importance countering “Tibetan independence propaganda” and specifying particular measures of control over the internet. The article stated that the drive is in order to maintain a good “social and cultural environment” for the 19th Party Congress.
The measures include an intensification of supervision over “all kinds of illegal cultural products”, a reference to increasing controls over music, publishing and printing. Already there are tight measures in place across Tibet to eliminate any books or materials mentioning the Dalai Lama, who is specifically mentioned in the Tibet Daily article as a target. The report also refers to “the field of news media and publishing” in order to ensure no publication of “harmful political content.”
In Tibet today, almost any moderate or mild assertion of Tibetan culture or identity can be characterized as ‘criminal’ or ‘splittist’. Tibetan pop singers have been imprisoned for such references, but bans have also been applied to songs and books without overt or obvious political content. The new ruling states that the Chinese authorities will “strengthen the supervision of music and dance entertainment programs” according to Tibet Daily.

The Communist Party of China Tibet Autonomous Region Representative Conference was held in Lhasa on June 27 and elected deputies by “secret ballot” to the Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China to be held in Beijing in the second half of 2017.
“The representative meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Tibet Autonomous Region should represent 343 people in line with the stipulated number. ”

The Standing Committee Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous region. 自治区党委书记吴英杰出席会议并讲话。include  Wu Yingjie, secretary of the regional party committee, 自治区领导齐扎拉、庄严、罗布顿珠、旦科、王拥军、曾万明、姜杰、边巴扎西、何文浩、白玛旺堆、房灵敏出席。 Autonomous Region Leader Qi Zala, Wang Yongjun, Zeng Wanming, Jiang Jie, Bian Bazha, He Wenhao, Bai Ma Wang, Lingmin 

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#KeepTibetAlive Gyaltsen Norbu, Chinese appointed fake #PanchenLama promises to “resolutely support the leadership of the Communist Party of China” after meeting Party Secretary Wu Yingjie of The Communist Party of China Tibet Autonomous Region in Lhasa

It is now over 22 years since the real Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s abduction, which took place on 17 May 1995. The Chinese government continue to deny responsibility for his abduction, but in 1996 did acknowledge that Gedhun and his family were being held in a secret location.

Gyaltsen Norbu, the Chinese appointed fake Panchen Lama met Party Secretary Wu Yingjie of The Communist Party of China Tibet Autonomous Region in Lhasa in early August. Gyaltsen Norbu, the Chinese appointed Panchen Lama was installed by the Chinese government as part of its long-term strategy to control Tibetan Buddhism and eliminate loyalty to the Dalai Lama.

Wu Yingjie underlined the political imperatives for the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama and hoped that the Panchen Lama “was able to keep in mind the teachings of General Secretary Xi Jinping on patriotism and to protect the country.”

According to a report in the official media on August 6, specifically mentioning the need for the “Tibetan Buddhist community” and by implication Gyaltsen Norbu to “draw a firm line against the 14th Dalai Clique.” According to the report, Wu Yingjie said that he hoped: “The Tibetan Buddhist community will earnestly […] adhere to the basic principles of the Party’s policies for religious work, draw a firm line against the 14th Dalai Clique, carry out religious activities in accordance with the law, resolutely safeguard national unity and social stability, strengthen ethnic unity, promote social progress, in order to contribute to the rapid development of Tibet, long-term stability, and the creation of a well-off society.”

The fake Panchen Lama said that with the 10th Panchen Lama as an example, he would “resolutely support the leadership of the Communist Party of China, firmly support the socialist system, give full play to their role and influence in education and guide Tibetan Buddhist monks & believers to doubly cherish with patriotic love & law-abiding, the development and stability of Tibet.”

In the past month Wu Yingjie, secretary of the regional party committee delivered a speech to the Standing Committee of the autonomous region to “further consolidate the party’s ruling foundation in Tibet.” In his speech to delegates, Party Secretary Wu also spoke about the importance of the “management of religious affairs.”

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On 17 May 1995, just three days after he was named as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama and three weeks after his sixth birthday, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima disappeared along with his family. He was abducted by agencies of the Chinese government becoming the world’s youngest political prisoner. To date there has been no independent verification of his well-being or whereabouts.

Tibet Society, the world’s first Tibet support group, was founded in 1959. Funded by its members, it has been working for over 50 years to seek justice for Tibet through parliamentary lobbying, campaigns and actions. Help keep Tibet alive by joining Tibet Society today. (Annual membership £24; Family £36; Life £500)

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Sign #TibetWater Petition @LFC & support 12th August Tibet Water Awareness #LFC https://www.change.org/p/liverpool-fc-call-on-liverpool-fc-to-terminate-its-deal-with-chinese-company-tibet-water-resources-ltd

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There will be photo opportunities of Tibetans and supporters handing out leaflets and water bottles and can interview people on the day from 11:30 – 14:00.
Tibetan Community in Britain demands the termination of this unholy and unethical partnership in torturing Tibetans further and save long standing reputation image of Liverpool Football Club.
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Join us on 12th August, donate, contribute, get involved!
Campaign for Tibet at the opening of English Premiership League Match
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:20 Tibet Post International http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/exile/5669-campaign-for-tibet-at-the-opening-of-english-premiership-league-match
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Tibetan Community in Britain circulated an online poster for their water bottle campaign for Tibet water. Photo: TCB

London — Tibetan Community in Britain will organise a campaign to raise awareness about Tibet’s water resources and handing out leaflets about Tibet Water Resources Limited, a Chinese company that recently signed a deal with Liverpool FC.
“There will be water distribution reception Watford FC’s opening match against Liverpool FC on Saturday 12 August 2017. Members of Tibetan Community in Britain will at Vicarage Road this Saturday for the opening Premiership match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC,” the Tibetan Community said in a statement issued on August 11, 2017.
They said that “they will be distributing water bottles in order to raise awareness about Tibet’s water resources and handing out leaflets about Tibet Water Resources Limited, a Chinese company that recently signed a deal with Liverpool FC.”
The Tibet support group also said that “they will urge footballers and supporters not to fall into China’s trap of exploiting Tibet’s resources. Tibetan community in Britain wants to stress that Tibet Water Resources Limited (TWRL) is a Chinese Commercial company exploiting Tibet’s resources and to highlight that Tibetans have no say or representation in the decision making process.”
“The match is yet to begin and Liverpool has already conceded a goal. It is an own goal by Liverpool FC to deal with a Chinese commercial company that exploits Tibet’s resources. Liverpool Football Club must understand the sufferings and sentiments of Tibetan people. Partnering with Tibet Water Resources Limited is like endorsing the occupation of Tibet and agreeing with treatment of Tibetans by Chinese regime”, said Pempa Lobsang, the chairman of the Tibetan Community in Britain.
TCB’s Spokesperson Tenzin Tashi la explains “Liverpool FC should know that China occupied Tibet by force and Tibetans are facing worst human rights abuses in the world. I urge Liverpool FC’s Commercial Department not to trade human rights for commercial gain. I don’t want Liverpool FC to be a partner in crime in abusing human rights of Tibetans”.
They added: “Tibetan Community in Britain will hand out leaflets to supporters to explain the true situation of Tibet and Tibetans under Chinese occupation. Liverpool FC cannot be approving occupation of Tibet and the treatment of Tibetans. TCB demands Liverpool FC to stop befriending blood stained hands of Chinese companies who are committed in exploiting Tibet’s’ resources and abusing human rights of Tibetan people.”
Tibetan Community in Britain demands the termination of this unholy and unethical partnership in torturing Tibetans further and save long standing reputation image of the club. There will be photo opportunities of Tibetans and supporters handing out leaflets and water bottles and can interview people on the day from 11:30 – 14:00.

Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road, Watford WD18 0ER

Campaign for Tibet at the opening of English Premiership League Match

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Tibetan Community in Britain circulated an online poster for their water bottle campaign for Tibet water. Photo: TCB

 

London — Tibetan Community in Britain will organise a campaign to raise awareness about Tibet’s water resources and handing out leaflets about Tibet Water Resources Limited, a Chinese company that recently signed a deal with Liverpool FC.”There will be water distribution reception Watford FC’s opening match against Liverpool FC on Saturday 12 August 2017. Members of Tibetan Community in Britain will at Vicarage Road this Saturday for the opening Premiership match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC,” the Tibetan Community said in a statement issued on August 11, 2017.

They said that “they will be distributing water bottles in order to raise awareness about Tibet’s water resources and handing out leaflets about Tibet Water Resources Limited, a Chinese company that recently signed a deal with Liverpool FC.”

The Tibet support group also said that “they will urge footballers and supporters not to fall into China’s trap of exploiting Tibet’s resources. Tibetan community in Britain wants to stress that Tibet Water Resources Limited (TWRL) is a Chinese Commercial company exploiting Tibet’s resources and to highlight that Tibetans have no say or representation in the decision making process.”

“The match is yet to begin and Liverpool has already conceded a goal. It is an own goal by Liverpool FC to deal with a Chinese commercial company that exploits Tibet’s resources. Liverpool Football Club must understand the sufferings and sentiments of Tibetan people. Partnering with Tibet Water Resources Limited is like endorsing the occupation of Tibet and agreeing with treatment of Tibetans by Chinese regime”, said Pempa Lobsang, the chairman of the Tibetan Community in Britain.

TCB’s Spokesperson Tenzin Tashi la explains “Liverpool FC should know that China occupied Tibet by force and Tibetans are facing worst human rights abuses in the world. I urge Liverpool FC’s Commercial Department not to trade human rights for commercial gain. I don’t want Liverpool FC to be a partner in crime in abusing human rights of Tibetans”.

They added: “Tibetan Community in Britain will hand out leaflets to supporters to explain the true situation of Tibet and Tibetans under Chinese occupation. Liverpool FC cannot be approving occupation of Tibet and the treatment of Tibetans. TCB demands Liverpool FC to stop befriending blood stained hands of Chinese companies who are committed in exploiting Tibet’s’ resources and abusing human rights of Tibetan people.”

Tibetan Community in Britain demands the termination of this unholy and unethical partnership in torturing Tibetans further and save long standing reputation image of the club. There will be photo opportunities of Tibetans and supporters handing out leaflets and water bottles and can interview people on the day from 11:30 – 14:00.

 

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Pempa Lobsang – Tibet Water Awareness
Chairman of Tibetan Community UK has launched Tibet Water Awareness Campaign.

 

Tibet Water Awareness @TibetSociety & Tibetan Community UK new #TibetWaterAwareness Campaign

www.keeptibetalive.com 

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE. Tibet: Own Goal for Liverpool Football Club as they Endorse Chinese Water Company

 

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Tell Liverpool FC to act now and terminate its agreement with Tibet Water Resources Limited.

(London) – On 24 July, Liverpool FC entered into an agreement with a Chinese company involved in resource exploitation in Tibet. Now Tibet Society, the world’s oldest Tibet support group, is calling on the premier club to cancel the agreement and instead work to improve conditions in Tibet. 

As a club that has championed its commitment to respect human rights and ethnical business standards, it is deeply regrettable that Liverpool FC has signed a deal with Tibet Water Resources Limited.

“If Liverpool FC wants to entrench its human rights commitment across the club’s operations, it must begin by terminating its agreement with Tibet Water Resources Limited. Such a partnership undermines the very values that the club promotes,” said Norman Baker, President of the Tibet Society.

Despite its name, Tibet Water Resources Limited is a Chinese company that bottles and sells water from Tibet; a country that has been under military occupation for over six decades since the Chinese army invaded in 1950. 

Tibet has been ranked as the second worst place in the world in terms of civil liberties and political rights, second only to Syria. Meanwhile calls for accountability ring hollow as the UK government continues to have its requests refused for human rights monitoring visits to the country. 

GivenTibet is abundant in water and the headwater of seven main rivers that run through the region, it is not hard to see why the exploitation of Tibet’s resources is high on China’s agenda or how the over-use of these could have a major impact on the wider region’s water security.

 In the past three decades, glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau have already shrunk 15% and massive Chinese hydropower dams and water diversion projects in Tibet are diverting, draining and damaging its rivers. Water bottling companies like Tibet Water Resources Limited are contributing to this process, and operate within a system of Chinese oppression.

“By terminating this agreement, Liverpool FC has an opportunity to send a clear message that it does not tolerate dealing with companies that profit from occupation and environmental destruction and to make a real difference to the lives of Tibetans who have endured decades of injustice, indignity and discrimination,” said Norman Baker.

Maintaining this partnership will only will serve to reward and lend legitimacy to China’s occupation of the territory, its crackdown on human rights and the exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources by Chinese companies.

Liverpool FC begins the 2017-2018 Premier League campaign with an away game in Watford this Saturday, 12 August.

In order to mark this occasion, Tibet Society, in collaboration with a range of other Tibetan groups (including Free Tibet, the International Tibet Network and the Tibetan Community in Britain) will be handing out leaflets outside Watford stadium to raise awareness about the recent partnership and to send a clear message that own goals should be avoided in the boardroom, as well as on the pitch.

TAKE ACTION HERE: Urge Liverpool Football Club to terminate the agreement with Tibet Water Resources Ltd.

Tibet Society is funded primarily by donations and memberships. Your support will help us to continue our important work to end the plight of Tibetan people, through lobbying, campaigning and awareness-raising. 

Please support Tibet Society and help us to keep Tibet alive! 

For the latest updates from Tibet Society Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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Tibet Water Awareness @TibetSociety & Tibetan Community UK #TibetWaterAwareness Campaign #TibetWater

Thupten Dompo – Indus river

Pempa Lobsang – Tibet Water Awareness
Chairman of Tibetan Community UK has launched Tibet Water Awareness Campaign.

 

Tibet Water Awareness @TibetSociety & Tibetan Community UK new #TibetWaterAwareness Campaign

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Beijing’s global soft power push sees Daily Telegraph use Chinese propaganda on occupied Tibet

Daily Telegraph carrys Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece China Daily in lucrative sponsorship deal. The UK media is a target of Beijing’s global soft power push as The Telegraph has a lucrative sponsorship deal for the China Watch supplement, which carries articles from the Chinese government’s official English-language newspaper China Daily. Although it carries the disclaimer: “THIS CONTENT IS PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY CHINA DAILY, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, WHICH TAKES SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS CONTENTS”, it is headlined “Preservation push pays off in pristine Tibetan plateau area” and “Environmental efforts improving lives in Tibet.”

In a bid to improve its international image, China has aggressively beefed up propaganda abroad and invested heavily in the state media’s foreign-language divisions, which target foreign readers and audiences.

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The text clearly shows it is part of Beijing’s global soft power push to insert or even embed propaganda materials into foreign publications via various cooperation and partnership deals.

“State-financed ecological policies work in tandem with growing tourism industry to bring prosperity to the Autonomous Region of Tibet.

The Tibet Autonomous Region in Southwest China has been making great progress in preserving its environment and pursuing sustainable development in recent years. The autonomous region’s environmental protection efforts have won great support from the central government, especially after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012.”

Tibet should safeguard its ecological security and maintain its role as the country’s water tower, President Xi Jinping said at a seminar in January 2015, when he was talking to Nan Pei, Party chief of Tibet’s Shuanghu county. Ecological damage cannot be compensated with economic gains, he said.

Wu Yingjie, Party chief of Tibet, urged the autonomous region’s officials to bear in mind that protecting the environment is protecting productivity and improving the environment is promoting productivity. “We should guarantee that the green mountains, babbling brooks and fresh air remain in Tibet,” Xinhua quoted him as saying.”

 

China Watch supplement is also circulated with the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal in the US and several other newspapers around the world.

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“China Watch” section on the website of British newspaper The Daily Telegraph

It is also circulated with The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal in the United States, The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, Le Figaro in France and several other newspapers around the world, according to a China Watch article.

In August 2016 the Mail Online  quietly went into partnership with the People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist party’s flagship newspaper, swapping up to 40 stories a week over the past year with an outlet expected to demonstrate “absolute loyalty” to Beijing.

A paper with a seven decade history as China’s official mouthpiece might seem an unlikely partner for a conservative-leaning British tabloid, but as well as serving as messenger for edicts from Communist party technocrats in its stolid Chinese-language edition, the People’s Daily presides over a growing empire of publishing outlets.

Private Eye reported in October 2016 that the content-sharing deal was signed by the paper’s owner, Lord Rothermere, on a trip to China last March. He was only granted a meeting with the Chinese newspaper’s deputy editor-in-chief.

People’s Daily stories are selected and translated by a Mandarin-speaking staff member, Clarke said, and their origin is marked with the tag “This story was produced in partnership with The People’s Daily – people.cn”.

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Liverpool FC wade into controversial partnership w Chinese company selling out Tibetan water

Water is an extremely sensitive issue in Tibet and natural resources in general since the Chinese companies (with the permission of Chinese authorities) are heavily exploiting Tibet’s resources for their own benefits and needs. On the Chinese company’s website there is not a single Tibetan manager or name mentioned. Liverpool FC are now in partnership with a Chinese company that sells a product that is Tibetan and are risk being seen to be part of the exploitation of Tibet.

Liverpool Football Club have a lot of questions to answer:

Liverpool deal with China

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Liverpool FC has today announced Tibet Water Resources Ltd. as their Official Regional Water Partner in China.

The partnership will see LFC and Tibet Water collaborate to create unique experiences for Reds fans and consumers alike. Tibet Water will also benefit from a range of LFC marketing and promotional rights, including digital and social media support and access to players and legends of the club.

Sunny Wong, executive director of Tibet Water Resources Ltd., said: “This marks a major milestone in Tibet Water Resources Ltd.’s development. We are proud to be Liverpool FC’s Official Regional Water Partner in China, one of the world’s most renowned football teams with a massive fan base around the globe.

“The partnership with Liverpool FC will further enhance the influence and value of the water brands under Tibet Water Resources Ltd., which will pave the way for extending our footprint in the international premium mineral water market. We look forward to working with Liverpool FC to create unique experiences for both fans and customers.”

Billy Hogan, chief commercial officer and managing director at LFC, said: “We are proud to welcome Tibet Water to the LFC family as a regional partner in China. We have so many supporters here in Asia as we’ve just seen from two sold out matches last week in Hong Kong. We look forward to working together with Tibet Water to create opportunities to further engage with our supporters whilst helping to further build their brand in China.”

Tibet Water Resources Ltd. strives to provide high-quality and healthy drinking water that is rich in minerals to people who value quality of life. Its bottled water portfolio includes the flagship product Tibet 5100 Glacial Spring Water, which was awarded ‘Best Still or Sparkling Water’ at the 10th Global Bottled Water Congress, and Gesang Spring, which targets a broader market.

As a Chinese company with deep roots in Tibet, Tibet Water Resources Ltd. has always strived for balance between its business growth and economic development in Tibet, as well as supporting the conservation and protection of water sources and the environment across the region.

 


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July 2017 Portcullis House, Parliament. Tim Loughton MP, Tibetan Parliamentarian Mingyur Dorjee and Chris Law MP.  Mingyur Dorjee, a senior member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, who was formerly Cabinet Secretary (Kadrung) and Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Europe and South Africa, gave an update on the situation in Tibet. Mingyur expressed his appreciation for the work of the APPG and the Tibet Society in supporting the Tibetan cause and very much encourages the idea of a visit of MPs to Dharmsala.

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