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A Successful Mind Cleansing

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The manager of a 4 star hotel in Switzerland, Brigitte Heller, successfully educated Chinese tourists on not wasting food.

 

(screenshot from Swiss media)

Modern Chinese people are not familiar with caring about society, the environment or moral responsibility. Wasting food in lavish banquettes by Communist leaders has been common for decades since communist rule in 1949. Wasting food by Chinese tourists is common and looked down upon wherever Chinese tourists venture. Seeing abundant food left on the table after a self-catering serviced meal, Brigitte Heller, the hotel manager decided to teach these Chinese tourists some moral concepts.

She put these photo with both Chinese and English writing on the dining table, and the result was excellent: the waste reduced significantly.

Two Tibetan Monks Arrested PDF Print E-mail
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Woechung Gyatso writing a confession letter during the workshop (unnamed We Chat user)

 

On 16 April two monks from Tsang Monastery in Ba Dzong, Tsolho Prefecture were arrested for sharing' illegal' photos and articles on WeChat.

One of the monks has been identified as Woechung Gyatso, of Deden village in Malho Sogdzong in eastern Tibet, while the other’s identity remains unknown.

While the second, unidentified, monk was released after multiple interrogation sessions, Woechung Gyatso remains in detention. His current location and situation are unknown at this time.

Tsang Monastery

Tsang monastery has a record of resistance to China’s occupation of Tibet. During the 2008 uprising over 500 monks from the monastery hoisted a Tibetan national flag onto the monastery’s roof. They also carried out a peaceful demonstration where they held photos of the Dalai Lama.

Choktrin Gyatso, a monk who participated in the March 2008 demonstration at the monastery, was released last year after serving nine years of his ten year sentence. In 2015, Tsering Dondrub was detained for posting images of the Tibetan flag and the Dalai Lama on WeChat.

These acts of resistance have been met with reprisals from authorities. Only last month, local authorities conducted a cybersecurity workshop with the monks of Tsang Monastery where monks, including Woechung Gyatso, were forced to write confession letters after being suspected of posting 'illegal' social media content. The workshop also informed monks of the newly implemented cybersecurity law and warned of severe penalties in case of its violation.

In October 2017, Tibetans in Zeku County were required to attend compulsory training for WeChat chat organisers which stressed the need to block material such as references to Tibetan independence.

 

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