China is inflicting “cultural genocide” not only in Xinjiang and Tibet, but also in Mongolia, a newspaper report said on Friday. In its report, The HK Post said that China’s strategy of using economic tools to pressure other parties to agree to its terms is well known. A recent example is Mongolia.
The report says Chinese authorities recently restricted transport traffic across the Mongolian-Chinese border, citing the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR). As a result, Mongolia experiences supply chain disruption, commodity shortage and high inflation, which has a huge impact on its exports and income.
There is a general feeling among Mongols that COVID-19 is just a pretext for China to enforce a strict border closure, the real reason is that China is unhappy that the issue of the 10th Jetsundamba declaration ( JD) is gaining ground in Mongolia and also over the recent visit of the Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament, G. Zandanshatar, to India from November 29, 2021 to December 5, 2021, the report explained. The 10th JD would be a child currently living in Mongolia but possessing American nationality. At a meeting of the community of Buddhist monks held on December 17, 2021 in Ulaanbaatar, it was decided that the declaration regarding the 10th JD be made without further delay.
Khamba Nomun Han, the head of the 10th JD’s selection committee, is reportedly traveling to India in January 2022 to discuss the matter with the Dalai Lama. China, meanwhile, said it would only recognize the child as 10th JD if it was not recognized by the Dalai Lama and the Mongolian government sent him to study in China. Mongolia fears that by opposing China the child will suffer the same fate as the 11th Panchen Lama, the HK Post reported. According to the report, the Mongolian people suspect that the decision to close the Chinese border is linked to their desire to control Buddhist affairs in Mongolia.
In order to highlight the Chinese atrocities, Mongolian activists from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) have created a âNew World Wechat Groupâ social network account. Remarkably, Chinese authorities previously blocked all social media sites in IMAR to remove any opposition to promoting the Chinese language in IMAR, according to the report. Last year, on December 10, Mongolian IMAR activists staged a protest march in Ulaanbaatar, Tokyo, New York and other places to mark Human Rights Day in which slogans such as ‘Liberate Southern Mongolia’, ‘China – Stop Human Rights Abuse’, ‘Boycott the Beijing Olympics’ and others were raised.
In Tokyo, activists from IMAR, Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan, Hong Kong and others staged a rally to protest against human rights violations in China. In New York, members of the Inner Mongolia Human Rights Information Center also staged protests against the Chinese government, the HK Post reported. Meanwhile, the World Congress of Southern Mongolia (SMWC), based in Japan, has prepared a document regarding âthe toll of genocide in Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution in Chinaâ.
âIt appears that China is now inflicting ‘cultural genocide’ not only in Xinjiang and Tibet, but also in Mongolia. respective communities, âadds the report. (ANI)
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