“Thankfulness Education” for Tibetans

The following post from Zhang Hongjie (张宏杰), a Chinese writer and historian, was deleted from Sina Weibo on February 2, 2012. It was accompanied with the photo included below. Zhang currently has more than 63,000 followers on Weibo, according to Sina’s numbers. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Various areas of Tibet have launched a “thankfulness education” program for Tibetans, and taking images of [Chinese Communist Party] leaders and “entering villages and homes” is the primary means of carrying out this thankfulness education. Rural households receiving [the posters] expressed their limitless gratitude to the Party and the government, saying they will not abuse the hopes and expectations of the Party and the government, and will resolutely preserve national integrity, solidarity among the nationalities, opposing separatism, conscientiously criticize the Dalai Lama clique, steadfastly moving with the Party.”

Zhang’s original post follows:

西藏各地对藏民开展“感恩教育”,把领导人画像“进村落户”活动做为开展感恩教育的重要形式。受赠农户纷纷表达了对党和政府的无限感恩之情,表示一定不辜负党和政府的期望,坚决维护祖国统一、民族团结,反对分裂,自觉揭批达赖集团,坚定不移地跟党走。

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