China Pushes “Happy Tibet” Propaganda in US Libraries

The Chinese Communist Party is pushing propaganda about Tibet to unsuspecting Americans. Welcome back to China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. Tibet: It was an independent country in the
early 20th Century. Then, in 1951, the Chinese Communist Party convinced Tibet to officially become part of their new People’s
Republic of China— by invading Tibet and liberating the Tibetan
people… from their freedom. And their religion. And their lives. Good thing they believe in reincarnation. Although even that won’t save them now. To be clear, that is not a joke. China really did ban unauthorized reincationations. Anyway, the Communist Party quickly integrated
Tibet into Chinese history books, with the new narrative that Tibet has been a part of China since ancient times— despite that being clearly not true, because you don’t have to invade a place that’s already part of your country. And in the seven decades since then, the Communist Party has pushed the idea that Tibetans are so much better off under their benevolent rule. Look! Tibet has been liberated! Look at Tibet’s bountiful harvest, thanks
to Chairman Mao! Look! Tibet’s capital is the happiest city in
China! But the challenge with pushing a false narrative is that you have to repeat it over and over
again to get people to believe you. So in the year 2020, while the rest of the world is busy worrying
about all the other terrible things happening in
China— the deadly coronavirus, the concentration camps in Xinjiang, the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, and THE DEADLY CORONAVIRUS— it’s easy to miss how the Communist Party continues to push false narratives about Tibet. Matt Gnaizda has more. Queens, New York. Famous for America’s worst airport; That weird spaceship thing from the first
Men in Black movie; And Chinese Communist Party propaganda. Ok, it’s not famous for the Chinese propaganda. That’s part of the problem. Chinese propaganda is hidden in plain sight. And it’s making its way into the nooks and crannies of mainstream America. Even here, at the Queens Public Library. Obviously, someone at the Chinese consulate
screwed up. I mean, who goes to the library? The answer to that rhetorical question is:
Tibetans. They came here to protest what they call a “politically motivated, oppressive exhibition” at the Elmhurst branch of the Queens Public
Library. I went inside, and indeed—there’s a small
exhibit that tells people how great Tibet is under the Communist Party’s rule. “Unfortunately, the library is supposed
to be a place where people are learning, a true education,
true knowledge. However, unfortunately we see some false propaganda with the partnership with the Chinese Consulate
by Queens Library.” That’s right. This exhibit was sponsored directly by the Chinese Consulate in New York. Of course, it doesn’t say that anywhere. There’s just this “introduction” about how China has improved Tibet’s literacy
rate, economic development, and environmental protection. And there’s seven beautiful photos to prove
their point. I mean, China built them a train! How could they not be a happy ethnic minority? “What they have inside the library right
now is an exhibit talking about Tibetan identity and Tibetan culture that is created by the very people that have suppressed this culture, that have tried to virtually extinguish our
culture, and now they’re allowing them to have the monopoly on telling our story. So that’s why we said it’s not an issue of
points of views, but rather it’s an issue of cultural appropriation, and it further silences Tibetan people who have already been largely marginalized.” “So you’re upset about the government taking away your freedom of speech and you’re upset about cultural appropriation. Are you far right or far left?” “I see that it’s not a left or right issue. It’s just an issue of humanity.” So Tibetan activists met with Queens library
officials. Officials told them they plan to keep exhibit up through the end of June— and that the Chinese Consulate actually plans to sponsor exhibits at seven public libraries in Queens. Officials told me in a statement that the “Queens Public Library is a forum for many different points of view, including those that stir passionate debate.” And nothing stirs passionate debate like blatant lies from dirty communists! That second part’s not from their statement. Anyway, the library did agree to at least
add a label saying it’s sponsored by the Chinese Consulate. But for the roughly 9,000 Tibetan people living
in Queens, that’s not enough. They want the propaganda exhibit taken down. They say it doesn’t exactly show a truthful
perpsective— considering that the Chinese Communist Party is guilty of mass genocide in Tibet, and continues a ruthless campaign of cultural
destruction. The Dalai Lama has called Tibet a “hell
on earth.” Surely Tibetans wouldn’t think so if they would just follow orders, and take down their portraits of the Dalai
Lama, and replace them with Chinese party leaders. And show loyalty to the Communist Party. Those who refuse, of course, are tortured. So Tibetans in exile, understandably, want Americans to know what’s happening
in Tibet— and not from the perspective of the Chinese
consulate. “Having an exhibit that is sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party in our local library, when we have Tibetan-American students like
myself that like to visit these libraries, that is silencing. That is silencing for an entire group of people, an entire community. Having this exhibit is an automatic way of further marginalizing an oppressed group.” “What I’m getting from this is that young people still go to the library.” Maybe that’s the problem. If only people could be a little dumber, and stop going to the library. This is Matt Gnaizda in Queens, New York. Thanks, Matt. So what do you think? Leave your comments below. Once again, I’m Chris Chappell. Thanks for watching China Uncensored.

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  1. Were you happy to learn China is pushing propaganda in US libraries? YouTube wasn't! This episode was demonetized for being "too controversial." Please support China Uncensored on

  2. Hey Matt. I'd like to make a comment on your reporting. Politely offer you some criticism, if I may. Of course ChinaUncensored is a team effort. Shelley, Matt and Chris together, that's the show. We almost always see Chris Chappell but I understand that he merely is the face of the show. And in my opinion he makes a great "front man". I think having him at least a little as a role model when it comes to on screen time is natural and beneficial. But I feel like when your face is seen you are copying his style a bit too much. That's how we get two fakes: not the original Matt, not the original Chris. I don't mean this in any belittling way (I'm on stage myself occasionally, I know how it is.), but I'd very much rather see you do and develop your own style of comedy, dramatising, acting and reporting.

  3. Well those libraries probably are underfunded so a great contributer showing theire view by giving some cash counts. Isnt that what politics in the US is about? Free trade of morals?

  4. Anyone who knows the history of china knows that about half of China is composed of simi-autonomous regions that would much rather be their own country but are forced at gunpoint to be part of China.

  5. Tibet was and is an independant country since ancient time.But China took Tibet by force since 1959 killing hundreds of thousands and forced H.H Dalai Lama and some of his people to flee for their lives in exile in India.Despite China's false claims of Tibet being their province, the UNO and the West really ignored the plea of Tibet for help just to make money from China.Wake up UNO and Human Right organizations,never let CCP decieve us in this 21st century and let us not tolerate their betrayal any more.Just terminate China with CCP regime and replace back with Taiwan for China with ROC's rule was the original member of UNO representing the real China. FREE TIBET!!! You power monger CCP regime!!! My dear fellow Tibetans,Never ever give up to fight for what is yours from the beginning itself.The whole world knows the truth and we are all watching you all.Just keep resisting and fighting,CHEERS on…

  6. If the library supported by American money allows a foreign government to promote propaganda then they also should allow the tax paying protestors their own display next to it

  7. Don't worry world there is something called karma irrespective of the person or even a country has to go thru karma, whatever has gone up has to come down.

  8. Just because we gave refugee to dalailama and Tibetan people, Chinese attacked India in 1962 and still people around the world make fun of India, but am happy that no country in the world helps like India does, we accepted Jews, Zoroastrianians, Tibetans, even to Muslims I.e. Shia's who inturned occupied our lands called Kashmir and kicked out the original inhabitants, and still say that india has occupied it's own place called Kashmir thx to this mess by Britain, and now China is trying to colonise Asia but this time no one is going to back off, if India is being nice it doesn't mean that it is weak, don't take it for granted and also karma is playing it's role.

  9. Fuck china I will never respect unless they give Tibet independent. nmmany tibetan people get killed. How many monasteries been destroyed

  10. By law I have to agree with the library on this. In the USA we have the freedom of speech, so the library can't stop someone from doing this propaganda just because someone doesn't like it. At the same time I think to help combat this 'fake news' or at least to show that this is an opinion they should be more open on who is doing this exhibit at the library. At least because this is being done in the USA the Tibetan people are still able to protest this, I just hope this will help spread the news on what China is doing in Tibet.

  11. Another sad day in America when politics is a library of all places is in a library supposed to be full of Truth Library so just about let anything in them anymore won't they I have run the library for everybody

  12. Communist China must love the Nazi's mantra…
    "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

  13. Tibet was sort of part of the Ching dynasty which was the the Manchu people's rule over China. After the revolution China went through 3-5 republic governments but who's counting? Then the communist took over China. So Tibet hasn't been part of the Manchu people for at least 4 regimes removed and NEVER part of China.

  14. Americans: criticizes China
    Leftists: what about American atrocities?

    Seriously, just because America isn’t perfect doesn’t mean we don’t get to criticize atrocities elsewhere.

  15. What is the big deal? China put some pictures of Tibet on one of US's libraries. That show US has freedom as any party in freedom country can show its opinion. IF US will not allow these pictures in library, China can argue that it has more freedom than US: At this moment, China still allow many Hollywood movies which normally promote US's value/culture in China every year. These movies actually are part of US's propaganda anyway.

    According to this Article its been pulled.



  18. Again, you got to low the amount of jokes in your videos. Well it is fine to a certain extent, you have taken them too far in some cases. The over reaching joke that I have a problem with here is when one of your guys asked if the protester is far left or far right. I don’t think she realized that the guy you sent there was joking, thus causing her to lessen her trust in you guys. You got to find a balance between humor and news but in this case (along with the American Uncovered Yemen video) you took the humor too far.

  19. Who is this new reporter at the library?
    He is trying to immitate Chris and failing miserably, he just passes as someone who keeps saying in your face he doesn't give a fuck.
    Even Borat doesn't throw stupid jokes so out of place!!!

  20. So China has bought NY City too. Good to know. Communist Marxism uses capitalism to destroy reality and freedom. When are we going to learn?

  21. Saying "cultural appropriation" in English with a straight face when you aren't ethnically European… 🤣 Agree that this is bullshit though, Tibet should be for Tibetans. Why does the UN allow this?

  22. Ok. If the library truly believes that, then the library will allow a 6 month tibetan exhibit after this one closes?

    Call their bluff

  23. If only India and Tibet had merged before China took over. Tibet would be safe from the clutches of China. I'm sure India and Tibet could have worked out something. India could lend it's military strength and in return Tibet could act as a natural barrier to China.

  24. Wait a minute…you mean…China did/does exactly what the US have been doing in the Middle East?? As always, biased beyond belief.

  25. Imagine being so woke that you want to extinguish your own culture in the name of oppression and openness.
    Everyone: Huh?

  26. Please like and share my Taiwan Liberty facebook page :

  27. I'm shocked! More stunned that the NY Library would put up such propaganda, and aghast that it refuses to bring it down!! 🤔 What on earth is going on??
    What's next? Nazi displays? Glorifying domestic abuse? You know, to 'allow for discussions and various points od view'!? 🤔 This is beyond bizarre! It's scandalous!
    The NY citizens need to boycott and publically protest such libraries!

  28. If ANYBODY believes the library is not getting paid by ChiComs, I've got a couple of bridges in New York I'd like to sell them.

  29. Does anyone wonder why the Dalai Lama is in exile? No they don't cause they never went to a library to read books. They only started going now to read shit the communists are feeding them.

  30. Interestingly enough, Swedish state media just pulled a series of documentaries from their program schedule because they found out that the production company was partly owned/controlled by Chinese state media (as if there are any independent ones left at all). I'm curious why Tibet became such a hot topic all of a sudden?

  31. The Coronavirus will be the curse that will take down the CCP for killing thousands of Tibetans, Uighurs, Falun Gong practitioners and Tiananmen Square protesters.

  32. I keep randomly seeing on Instagram videos of Tibetan women in traditional dress dancing for the camera to modern music. It always seemed off-putting and now I suspect these videos are part of the smiling propaganda.

  33. もうおせーよ、糞アメリカのルーズベルトが日本を虐殺したから中国は共産化したんだよ。そのことに気がつかないで、こんな阿呆な動画を作っても無意味。チベットも台湾も韓国も日本も反米化してアメリカに核ミサイルを落とす。これだけは確か。

  34. Stop culturally appropriating cultural appropriation. This is something only far left SJWs are allowed to use. ;-p

    Just kidding. Keep up the good fight, Tibet.

  35. To bad for you that that lady lost me at "cultural appropriation" chose your words wisely most of the people that would side with you over china now wont over that phrase

  36. "You don't have to invade a place when it's already part of your country." Very well said. Definite illustration of CCP nonsense.

  37. Keep up providing all those headlines and sources. It definitely gives way to further exploration of the issues. Thank you.

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