Posts Tagged ‘china’

China’s Occupation of Tibet Causes more Burning Deaths

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Tibetan above doused himself in petrol and set fire to himself outside the Indian Parliament the day before a visit by the Chinese President. Although bystanders put out the flames, Jamphel Yeshi is not expected to survive the 90% burns to his body.

Over the last 15 months about 30 Tibetans have chosen self-immolation as a way to bring world attention to the occupation of Tibet by China. Since its invasion in 1950 China has been practicing ethnic cleansing in Tibet as a way of eliminating Tibetan culture and resistance.

China, for its part, dismisses the self-immolators¬†as “criminals”.

China Revels in Xiaobo Nobel Win

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Chinese government has declared 3 days of bank holiday and celebration on account of Liu Xiaobo winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Several other countries who are equally in favour of human rights were lobbied by China to open a few cases of Champagne to commemorate the brilliant event. They include Afghanistan, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sudan, Tunisia, Venezuela, Vietnam and Ukraine

“Jaffa-Gate” Citrus Plot Thickens

Monday, April 27th, 2009

jaffagateThose lovely jaffa oranges are back in the news. Here, in the land of milk and honey at UN242, we always start our day with a big plate of slice-up Jaffa oranges. Iranians, on the other hand, are up in arms at the arrival in Tehran of tons of oranges labeled “Jaffa Sweetie”. Iran, in an effort to curtail the apartheid policies of the Israeli regime have boycotted Israeli produce for decades. How did this fresh fruit get in? Questions were asked. Fingers were pointed.

It turns out that the Jaffa oranges were Chinese! Chinese exporters in a humourosly futile and grossly naive attempt to make their produce appear more palatable had deliberately mislabeled their fruit as being Israeli. The result: the Chinese are unhappy because they have to take their fruit back; the Iranians are unhappy because they were trapped between touching Israeli fruit and dying of scurvey; and the Israelis are unhappy because the Chinese are clearly selling Jaffa oranges around the world that have never been near an Israeli bigot.

Israeli horticuluralists can be justifiably proud of their enviable success with the humble orange. If you didn’t know, their secret, natural ingredient is the use of ground-up Palestinian children as fertilizer. Yum!