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Another great reason to NOT buy things made in China:

for the last fifty years the Chinese government and army has been carrying out a literal genocide in Tibet. I recently started doing a lot of reading about Tibet, for spiritual reasons, and discovered this hidden, ongoing problem.

China invaded Tibet in the late fifties and killed over one million people. They destroyed six thousand monasteries. They still use torture (yes, we are not the only ones) in prisons. They enforce sterilization of tibetan women in their twenties. For simply going to a demonstration, people are thrown into prisons for decades. decades. Within, they are starved and used as slave labor.

It is religious and cultural and human destruction. When I finally realized all this about a month ago, it really helped me to STop buying MIC toys.

Liz
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Another great reason to NOT buy things made in China:

for the last fifty years the Chinese government and army has been carrying out a literal genocide in Tibet. I recently started doing a lot of reading about Tibet, for spiritual reasons, and discovered this hidden, ongoing problem.

China invaded Tibet in the late fifties and killed over one million people. They destroyed six thousand monasteries. They still use torture (yes, we are not the only ones) in prisons. They enforce sterilization of tibetan women in their twenties. For simply going to a demonstration, people are thrown into prisons for decades. decades. Within, they are starved and used as slave labor.

It is religious and cultural and human destruction. When I finally realized all this about a month ago, it really helped me to STop buying MIC toys.

Liz
I agree Liz, the lives of millions of Tibetan people have been ruined by the Chinese gov't. I spent some time in Dharamshala, HP, India were the Tibetan Gov't in exile is located. The refugees forced out of there homeland, many just children had to travel through rugged mountains and harsh weather to escape Chinese persecution. These children, if they survive the journey, are then alone without parents in a foreign country and work to provide for themselves. From my experience, Tibetans as a whole are so warm, generous, kindhearted, and peaceful people. It's so sad how such a wonderful culture be so viciousally (sp?) attacked.
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