søndag 24. februar 2019

China Sets Up Camp in Tibet's Shigatse to Train Party Workers in 'Correct Thought': Report

In a bid to promote and strengthen political conformity, China has opened a new training camp in Tibet’s Shigatse prefecture for Party workers tasked with enforcing Tibetans’ support of Communist Party rule from Beijing, a Washington-based Tibetan advocacy group said on Thursday in a new report.

The camp, run under paramilitary supervision, will help shape the thinking of thousands of cadres now regularly sent across Tibet to monitor and manage the views of Tibetans in monasteries, schools, and private homes, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) says. Citing reports in Chinese state media, ICT said that training in the camp includes flag-raising ceremonies and the singing of patriotic songs, along with an emphasis on “self-criticism” and the need to “correct people’s thinking.”