Video: Gangnam Style plus Tibetan independence plus bobblehead Xi Jinping

November 9, 2012

Eventually, all campaigns and cultures seem to converge on the same South Korean music video hit. 

International Tibet Network and Students for a Free Tibet explain this Gangnam Style parody, which is apparently laced with references to Tibet's effort to achieve independence from China. The bobbleheaded fellow is meant to be Xi Jinping, China's new ruler. The video was likely filmed in Dharamshala, an Indian city that is also the home of Tibet's government-in-exile.

The video features China's heir apparent as a dimwit -- a big-headed oaf whose only response to Tibetans' growing resistance is to arrest, beat and torture protestors. But Xi -- like the four generations of undemocratic CCP heads before him -- cannot stop Tibetans who are moving beyond fear and challenging the very foundations of Chinese rule in Tibet.

... This video highlights the cruelty and absurdity of the Chinese government's colonial policies in Tibet that have driven 63 Tibetans to set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule; 50 this year alone. It also depicts some of the creative protest tactics being used by Tibetans to challenge China's occupation, including a 2011 boycott of Chinese vegetable vendors. This video will be banned in China and Tibet but Beijing's censors cannot stop the truth from spreading: Xi Jinping, China's 5th generation leader will be the last to rule Tibet.

Via Beijing Cream.

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