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Tibetan Writer Speaks Out on Tibet Crackdown and Kyigudo Quake

December 26, 2010

Friday, 24 December 2010 YC. Dhardhowa,

The Tibet Post International

"I often lose my patience and tolerance when I was reacting to against
China's harsh policies toward Tibetan people that aggravating the
extremely tense situation in Tibet," said Mr. Gedun Tsering, (20), a
Tibetan writer and former teacher from Serdeu Township, Marthang County
of Amdho Ngaba region of Tibet (Ch:Changrig Tibet Autonomous Prefecture,
Sichuan Province), who recently took refuge in India. In the books, he
and several other Tibetan writers have focused the facts and figures on
China's continuous violence against the Tibetans inside Tibet.

Tsering safely managed to escape from Tibet recently, currently he
became one of newest Tibetan refugee in Indian hill town of Dharamshala
where Tibetan government in exile based. Speaking to The Tibet Post
International (TPI), he said the communist regime accused him of
inciting separatism. Since January 2010, he was hiding almost one year
in the hills and mountains of Ngaba region, eastern Tibet after Chinese
authorities found several books and what they write allegedly on the
grounds of "inciting activities to split the nation".

The writers involved in the writing of the books and magazine were
claimed of having political motivation in various Tibet issues. But,
Tsering said that articles of the books and magazines have much more
experimental and reality in their opinions. 'The Tears' (Tib: Migchu),
"The Tongue (Che), 'The Alive Eye' (Sonmig) and 'Peaceful Struggles'
(Shiwai Drakgol) were accused of "inciting political activities.

While Asking him about the difficulties of the writing 'The Alive Eye'
and 'The Tears' in Tibet, Tsering said "I thought you may never know
what good results come out if you merely protest in the streets and
villages, but if you do nothing there will be no result, we have decided
to create a platform of media including Tibetan newspapers and magazines
for our voices to be Heard, get our voice by the world. Therefore, the
books mainly focused 2008-2010 events in Tibet; including the peaceful
demonstration in all parts of Tibet, China's crackdown since March 2008,
and protest contradicts Chinese state controlled media propaganda on
Tibet issue."

Tsering stressed that all of the Tibetan popular websites and blogs
where Tibetan scholars, monks and students usually publish their
articles were shutdown by Chinese authorities, China accused them of
inciting separatism because of their opinions on Tibet. Nowadays in
Tibet, there is no perfect news websites and blogs where Tibetans can
access information and write their opinions. Too much restrictions on
freedom of the press and freedom of speech.

In this, 'The Alive Eye', we have written some opinions on importance of
environmental protection in Tibet and as well as the preservation and
promotion of the Tibetan culture," said Tsering. "I and my colleagues
from various parts of Tibet discussed and were preparing to distribute
the books, actually it was on 1st January 2010, over 5000 books and
magazines have been widely distributed in many areas in Tibet. But
lately the Chinese authorities accused us of instigating to split the

"I and seven other Tibetan writers also have composed a book called 'The
Tongue' (Tib: Che) basically focus on recent massive earthquake in
Kyigudo in eastern Tibet that has killed so many people and later we
distributed book." he said. "The Chinese authorities did not allowing us
to visit quake affected areas, we heard they were crying, their voices
were just heard from where they trapped under the rubble. The
authorities also denied many other Tibetan journalists," Tsering further
told TPI.

Speaking to TPI about 'The Alive Eye', Tsering said, "countless Tibetans
have lost their life by Struggling for Truth and Justice in Tibet during
2008 peaceful demonstrations in all parts of Tibet. He said ."We
expressed how we were suffered, angered and hatred the Chinese
authorities and failed to keep of our patience and tolerance toward
those communist authorities who carried out widespread persecution and
massacre of the Tibetans in their homeland."
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