Mein Parteibuch seeks asylum in ChinaTuesday, April 1, 2008 at 20:46 | Posted in Blogosphere, China, Not serious | 6 Comments
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The dissident expatriate German blog Mein Parteibuch is seeking asylum in China, April Fools News reports. The blog was earlier forced to flee judicial intimidation in Germany and establish its presence in an undisclosed location in the cyberspace. China may now turn out to be the only rescue for Mein Parteibuch as Beijing offers the site an assylum.
“Since we are oppressed by the brutal Tibetan government who press down our national identity and culture, we offer asylum behind the Great Firewall of China to all those whose freedom of speech and other human rights are being pressed down by the Fourth Reich”, Chinese government spokesman Lüg Ner told me earlier today.
The Chinese Olympic Committee announced an olympic boycott this morning. As a protest against the recent violent actions against Chinese culture in Tibet, the committee said that Chinese athletes would not participate in the Olympic Games. The Chinese party and government would also boycott the opening ceremony. The IOC received a note from the Chinese Olympic Committee asking that Dalai Lama would open the games as the Chinese president Hu Jintao has been placed mouth gags by the Tibetan rezime.
I tried to obtain a comment from the editors of Mein Parteibuch but the only thing they agreed to confirm was that they intend to stay out of Germany. Former editor Marcel Bartels told me he has nothing to do with the site.
Undisclosed sources said under anonymity that the Great Firewall of China could turn the tables around. “We may soon detect ourselves protecting the freedom of speech of the Chinese against the brutality of Tibetan monks”, a western observer told me. “Five million Tibetans are obviously a great threat to the Chinese culture. How could 1,3 billion Chinese possibly resist their cultural imperialism?”, the independent observer asked.
N.B: All statements referred to in this post were recorded today, the 1st April 2008. 🙂