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Ignorant "coordinator for Tibetan issues"
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14:59, April 23, 2008

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"Washington Post" on Monday or April 21 publishes an article titled "The Way Forward in Tibet" by Paula J. Dobriansky, the Undersecretary of State for democracy and global affairs in the US State Department, and her capacity was especially labelled at the end of the article as the "U.S. special coordinator for Tibetan issues."

First of all, her capacity evolves some problems. General or elementary knowledge tells us that a coordinator has to be accepted or approved by both parties in dispute, whereas the capacity of Dobriansky here is the outcome imposed by the U.S. government, or the third party, from the outside, and the Chinese government has never recognized this capacity of hers as she has wishfully imagined or thought of.

Second, as a coordinator, one should keep to an uninhibited, impartial and just stance, whereas Dobriansky not only listens to and believes in one side, but openly shields one party and blames the other party, without a slight fairness to speak of.

Third, a coordinator should have an in-depth awareness of and make rather penetrating studies on the problems that are to be dealt with. If one has a smattering of hearsay knowledge, makes frivolous comments and talks a lot of nonsense, he or she will make himself or herself a laughing stock. Bobriansky has made such a ridiculous error.

Then, lets us first appraise her knowledge of Tibet. By relying solely on or basing herself on distorted reports of a few Western media and briefing reports of the US embassies and consulates, she citied the March 14 Lhasa incident as "peaceful protests" and demanded China to release people. How could you do it so harshly, if it is not out of an ill intention?

So many video scenes recorded by both Chinese and foreign cameramen obviously show "Tibetan independence" protestors setting fire to stalls, forcing open schools, killing or hacking to injure innocent civilians, and how can such naked violence be said to be "peaceful protests" or demonstrations?

Moreover, the riots in Tibet are caused by a few "Tibetan independence" protestors with an aim to capitalize on Beijing's summer Olympic Games to secede China and seek Tibetan independence at the very instigation of the Dalai Lama. Even the Western media have not made any denial of this evidence.

Paula J. Dobriansky, however, alleged in her article that "underlying these tragic events is China's long-standing repression of religious, cultural and other freedoms for the Tibetan people." She is simply telling a bare-faced lie!

Any people who have been to Tibet or those with a slightest interest in Tibet know that Lamaseries or Buddhist temples across the region are resounding with chanting of Buddhist sutras or scriptures, and the freedom of Tibetans in religious belief has never been subjected to government interference. The Chinese central government has, on a couple of occasions, made huge appropriations for overhauling or repairing temples and Lamaseries, preserving cultural relics, or sifting classic Tibetan works; these are facts there for all to see. Why does Dobriansky turn a blind eye to all these things? And is this the little, pitiful Tibet-related knowledge the so-called coordinator possesses on Tibetan issues?

Both Dobriansky and the US Congress have honored the Dalai Lama as a "man of peace", who has advocated a "middle way" that embraces "autonomy for Tibet" within China and "rejects seeking independence" and they even said he "has publicly come out strongly against the violence" and "indicated his support for holding the Olympic Games in Beijing." A host of ironclad facts so far unveiled have long proven that the Dalai Lama is a man who never means what he says. He utters beautiful, high-sounding words before the scene on one hand and, on the other hand, he masterminds violence behind the scene. So, it is not inappropriate to depict him as the most hypocritical person in the world.

Dobriansky attended the fifth "International Tibet Support Groups Conference" in Brussels in May 2007, related records show. Right at this conference, the "Tibet independence" organization adopted a strategic plan as well as the related plan of action to take the Olympic Games in Beijing as the main target of assaults in the ensuing 15 months, and the command to organize such "Tibetan independence" activities is right in Washington, D.C., the very place in which the US State Department is located.

Does the "special coordinator for Tibetan issues", who had been at that conference, really does not know any moves of the Dalai clique to sabotage the Beijing Olympic Games and cites an indication of "his support for holding the Olympic Games in Beijing"? Is this "coordinator" cheating herself or deceiving others?

By People's Daily Online and its author is Li Xuejiang, top PD resident reporter in the U.S.

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