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Unveil internal structure of "Tibetan independence" clique
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08:15, April 22, 2008

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The Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), along with other associates of the Dalai clique, has all along echoed the "Tibetan government in-exile" on the international stage: one playing the villain, the other playing the hero, and turned out a two-act show.

Behind a series of violent activities ranging from the March 14 Lhasa riots and attacks on China's missions and institutions functioning abroad, to the on-going disturbance of the Olympic torch relay, it was the Dalai clique who orchestrated and incited the unrest and bloodshed. What kind of organization is the Dalai clique? What is the relationship between associates within the clique?

Separation of Three Powers (executive, legislative and judicial): a structure to blandish the West

Dating back to 1959, the year the Dalai Lama betrayed the position of patriotism he had vowed to pursue, as a result of twin pressures from both anti-China foreign forces and Tibetan separatists. On March 31, after his armed rebellion was foiled by the central government, he crossed the border and fled to neighboring India. He then set up the so-called "Tibetan government in-exile" in India.

On May 1, 1960, the Dalai Lama moved his headquarters to Dharamsala, India, and further strengthened his "exiled government" by enacting the "Tibetan constitution," later renamed the "constitution for Tibetans in exile."

According to the "constitution," the "cabinet" (Kashag) is made up of no more than seven "ministers" (Kalon) led by the "Prime Minister" (Kalon Tripa). The current ruling power is the 13th "Kashag," comprising seven "departments"-- finance, education, internal affairs, culture, religion, security and public health. Starting from the 13th "Kashag," the "Kalon Tripa" will be elected by the "Tibetan exiles" with "voting rights" through ballots; and appointed by the Dalai Lama. The "parliament," the "legislature" also elected by "Tibetan exiles," consists of 46 "MPs" in all; and "the Supreme Court," established in 1992, deals with the civil lawsuits among the "Tibetan exiles."

On the surface, The Dalai clique has adopted the Western style of the "separation of three powers;" but in reality, it is "fool's gold" clad in democracy. According to Xie Gang, researcher at the Sichuan Tibetan Studies Institute, the Dalai Lama wrote in his autobiography that they have relied on Tibetan astrology in making a final decision: the "divine decision."

The Dalai clique and its associates echo each other

The Dalai clique has thus far set up a few offices abroad in a bid to expand its international influence. It currently has 10 offices; and two special representative offices: one in Washington, US and the other in Europe. The main tasks of these offices include being a liaison with the Western pro-Tibetan independence forces; seeking foreign aid; making arrangements for Dalai visits; pushing forward the internationalization of "Tibet issues;" and organizing activities for Tibetans residing in a certain country. It is evident that activities like storming into China's mission functioning abroad, and disturbing the Olympic torch relay were masterminded by those "offices." In addition, the Dalai clique set up a handful of so-called "civilian groups," of which the most notorious are TYC and the Tibetan Women's Association, to act as the forerunners of "Tibetan independence."

TYC, established in 1970 in Dharamsala, India, directly under the sponsorship of the Dalai clique, is composed of fierce, die-hard "pro-Tibetan independence activists.” TYC members are mostly scattered and most populous amid associates attached to the Dalai clique; and 90 percent of "the official" in the "exiled government" are members.

The Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) is another separatist organization affiliated to and functioning with TYC. The Dalai family monopolizes TWA's power with the Dalai's sister-in-law as its head; and the consultant being his younger sister. TWA has been active in international women's conferences in recent years and has openly preached separatism.

Armed forces of the "Tibetan government in exile"

The Dalai clique was not, is not and will never be an organization seeking "peace and non-violence" as "his holiness" preaches. In 1960, the Dalai built up a rebel army in Mustang, Nepal for border harassment in the ensuing years. In the name of "organizing armed troops to fight their way back to Tibet," he collaborated with the Indian military and American CIA to organize "Indian Tibetan special border troops." The "special border troops" were under the leadership of the security bureau of the Indian Ministry of Internal Affairs, with the "Tibetan government in exile" in charge of troop sources, and CIA providing arms and training courses. Eighty-one regiments "special border troops" remain, 69 of which are Tibetan; but the Indian officers hold the real power.

By People's Daily Online



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