(漢化 or中國化). A word used at least since the 17th century to indicate the assimilation of minorities in the Chinese empire into Chinese culture and language, it was adopted by Nationalist China to signify the effort to replace the foreigners who managed business, religions and civil society organizations with Chinese. The CCP, however, gives to the word “sinicization” a different meaning. It is not enough that organizations operating in China, including religions and churches, have Chinese leaders. In order to be accepted as “sinicized,” they should have leaders selected by the CCP and operate within a framework of strategies and objectives indicated by the CCP. In Tibet and Xinjiang, however, the CCP pursues a politics of “sinicization” in the traditional sense of the word, trying to assimilate Uyghurs and Tibetan Buddhists into Chinese culture.
French Law on “Separatism”: Amendment Battles in the Senate
Positive and negative changes have been introduced, and some passed, at the Commission on Laws stage. The text will go to the Senate’s floor on March 30.
Diluting Tibetan Buddhism to Cancel an Entire People
Bitter Winter’s review of the new report by International Campaign for Tibet. Destroying religion is the CCP’s road to destroying Tibet’s culture and soul.
Pakistan: Khatam-e-Nabuwat Demolishes Ahmadi Mosque with Police Help
The journalist who reported on it is now himself at risk of being arrested.
UK: Genocide Amendment Defeated 318–300 in the House of Commons
As a “compensation,” Chinese officials responsible for atrocities in Xinjiang were sanctioned by the House of Commons.