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China’s Propaganda on Tibet, A Verbal Blast From The Past བོད་སྐད།


China’s fierce push-back over criticism of its Tibet crackdown and human rights record illustrates that decades-old Communist propaganda habits are hard to break, experts said.

Through its state-controlled media, China has called US Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi “disgusting” and “detested”, while the Dalai Lama has been branded a lying “wolf with a face of a human and the heart of a beast”.

“I believe the Chinese people and leaders had been hoping so much for a successful Olympics that they are frustrated and angry at the foreign responses,” said Ezra Vogel, an Asia expert at Harvard University.

Although the rhetoric may play well to a domestic audience, Vogel said such harsh language could impact on China’s reputation overseas.

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