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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wait for facts on Tibet - Peters


Wait for facts on Tibet - Peters
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has come out on the side of China over Tibet and says not enough facts are known to make a judgment over who is to blame for turmoil there. Speaking at a news conference in Auckland with Australian counterpart Stephen Smith, he discouraged any form of boycott, either of the whole Olympic Games or its opening ceremony.
Mr Peters took a different view from Prime Minister Helen Clark. Last week she told Parliament the Government was concerned over events in Tibet and called for restraint. Mr Peters said people should not "rush to judgment". "What's not fully known is how much of the events originated in the form of a riot and whether there was personal and physical destruction as the motivation. I prefer to wait and find out the facts."


Oh you are waiting for the facts are you Mr Peters? Funny cause you didn’t care much for the facts when you were railing against Chinese immigrants in Howick or refugees with AIDs, you were pretty keen to whip xenophobic foam up over that, yet when there are legitimate reasons to be angry with China – their enforced immigration clause forced into our Free Trade Deal and their repressive clamp down on Tibet – oh you want to wait for the facts. Okay, here are the facts, Tibetans perceive they are being colonized and breed out by a massive influx of Han Chinese helped in part by that bright flashy new direct train line set up recently and they rebelled from their cultural genocide leading to 130 of them being killed and hundreds more arrested, oh and can the Chinese please also release all the child Dalai Lama’s they kidnapped in an attempt to kill off the Tibetan religion, while we’re asking. Isn’t it funny how much discretion Mr Peters is prepared to give now he has all those baubles to play with.

13 Comments:

At 26/3/08 12:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait for the facts from those murdering chinese opressors. Wait for the "facts". Nice one Winnie, nice one.

 
At 26/3/08 12:53 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the great chinese leader deng xiaoping once said 'seek truth from facts'

He also said some shit about cats which may be relevent to winnie.

 
At 26/3/08 1:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shows you what politicians really think of the intellegence of the general public. It doesn't matter if what they say makes sence so long as they say something then they have covered the issue and can walk away. Or is it the journalists fault for not asking the embarrassing questions on the lack of reason or logic in the content of the answers ? Politicians from both sides of the house think the public are idiots... if only there was an alternitive party who thought about the public they are supposed to serve.

 
At 27/3/08 11:18 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GIVE PAUL HIS OLD JOB BACK, AND LEARN HOW TO SPELL AS WELL!

 
At 27/3/08 12:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question for the emperor of the death star?

How come over 2/3rds of students are failing to pass more than half of a full-time course?

Answer; only 1/3rd of students are receiving an allowance!

 
At 27/3/08 1:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not because they are under 25 either!

 
At 27/3/08 2:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fact is that the western world has given up on a free independent tibet, end of story china rules,peterquixote

 
At 28/3/08 10:30 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Facts are:
- Innocent people (be them Han Chinese, Tibetan Chinese or Muslim Chinese) were brutally attacked by Tibetan terrorists supported by the West; and
- The West had brainwashed its people for a long time to support such a crime against humanity.

Tibet was and will always be a part of China. Check the maps of China made in UK in 1920's, and that made in US (published by Harvard) in 1930's, Tibet is always a part of China. There are 55 ethical groups in China, Tibet is just one of them, there is nothing unacceptable about it.

 
At 28/3/08 10:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The western world just want to benifit from a broken China. I am really glad that Tibet is not another Iraq. Those who engaged in the riot in March 2008 in Tibet had only discredited the cause of the so called 'Free Tibet' movement. Really, before 1959, most Tibetans lived as serfs, which means their 'human rights' were equivalent to the African slaves before the American Civil War. And they were freed from that status, thanks to the Chinese Communist Party. I would like to suggest the western governments to mind their only business, and stop mess around to cause more troubles in the world. Chinese people are brought up to live with virtue, peace and wisdom that stems from its five thousand years' history, and they are not afraid to put up a fight to defend itself. I believe that most people in the West supporting the 'Free Tibent' are of good conscience, yet I am afraid that they had been mis-informed and their good conscience been abused by the political system that live in. I hope one day people can live happily with love for each other rather than the anguish and mistrust that we now suffer.

 
At 30/3/08 6:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a quick question: Are either of you two posters above members of the Communist Party?

 
At 1/4/08 12:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those two are only doing their job to spread propaganda or else their families back in China would be thrown into jail.

 
At 1/4/08 12:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...but they also forgot to mention that the Dalai Lama is an evil terrorist!!!

 
At 1/4/08 8:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a CIA backed rebellion in the 1950s.

Wouldn't this mean that, bomber as a supporter of Tibetan independence, backed a CIA funded and directed revolt?

Nice.

 

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