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Dalai Lama, a secessionist in disguise
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16:30, March 20, 2009

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Dalai Lama, the self-claimed “savior of Tibet” and the spokesman of all Tibetan people, once again played the opinion card to separate Tibet from China as central government set the bottom-line policy for the region.

The “Tibetan Government in Exile” planned a so-called a special meeting on Tibet’s future last November. Dalai Lama, showing off the so-called results this March, advocated most of the Tibetans, both home and abroad are in favor of his “Middle Way” approach.

The Dalai Group, lobbying for Tibetan independence in the western world over the past decades, is good at launching unfounded attacks on central government by making use of public opinion and its “Middle Way” approach.

Not to say whether the dozens of officials in his exiled government are entitled to represent Tibetan people, let’s see what the officials are going to represent first. It is not hard to examine Dalai Group’s real intention by taking a look at the “Middle Way” policy. They deny the fact that Tibet has been part of China since ancient times; they deny the current social and political system in Tibet under the cover of their definition of “high autonomy”; they claim one quarter of Chinese territory as Greater Tibet and demand absolute autonomy. The “Middle Way” approach repeatedly advocated by Dalai Lama since 1980s aims at outright Tibetan independence.

Over the past decades, the Dalai Group has never stopped its secessionist activities and tried various tricks to separate Tibet from China. This time, they use public opinion to justify their shameless conduct of seeking independence.

Under the signboard of respect for public opinion, they take lies as truth and regard their greedy desire as public wish. “Dalai Lama is good at pubic relations and he is politically motivated. The special meeting this time is rather a political show,” French scholar Jean-Jacques Godfroid noted. Through the meeting the Dalai Group found justification for its “Middle Way” approach, whitewashed its secessionist activities and bargained with central government.

There is nothing new about their tricks. Dalai Lama continued to distort facts that he described the deadly riot in Lhasa on March 14 last year as a “spontaneous” and “peaceful” demonstration and attempted to deny the criminal and violent nature of the riot.

Self proclaimed spokesman of all Tibetan people, the Dalai Group has done nothing but stir social unrest, disrupt the normal practice of Tibetan Buddhism, engage in secessionist activities and serve as a sheer political tool used by overseas anti-China organizations. Unfortunately, nothing he did represented the genuine wishes of Tibetan people.

What are the common wishes of Tibetans? People do remember what a Tibetan said during an interview with Los Angeles Time after the Lhasa riot last March; that he was absolutely certain 90 percent of Tibetans opposed such kind of unrest; people still remember the Serf Emancipation Day was widely celebrated in Tibet; people still remember that Tibetan NPC deputies said they expected more economic growth and less social unrest in Tibet during their trip to the US.

Stability, development and harmony are the common wishes of 2.8 million Tibetans; while unrest, retrogression and independence will definitely hurt national feelings and are doomed to fail.

Dalai Lama once said that the final solution to the Tibet issue was in the hands of Tibetans living in Tibet. Dalai Lama should understand the reactionary policies that attempt to separate Tibet from the motherland will not be tolerated if he really cares about the rights and interests of Tibetans.

By People's Daily Online


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