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China blames Dalai Lama of 'national sabotage'

February 16, 2009

B K Upmanyu
http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=15710910

15 February 2009, Sunday

THE ATTITUDE towards Dalai Lama is not positive and fresh protests can
not be ruled out as the Dalai Lama is determined to foment trouble, said
a Chinese official as per media reports. He blamed the Dalai Lama for
planning sabotage in Tibet at a time when the Tibetan leader has become
an honorary citizen of Rome and received the German media award.

Dalai Lama denied the allegations last year also saying the protests
were an “…outburst of long pent-up physical and mental anguish of the
Tibetans and the feeling of deep resentment against the suppression of
the rights of Tibetan people.…” The Chinese government said that 953
people have been detained and 76 convicted for last year’s unrest in
Tibet but the exiled rights groups say the numbers are much higher.

Nyima Tsering, deputy head of the regional Parliament quoted by media as
saying: “The biggest challenge for Tibet is the disruption and sabotage
of the Dalai Lama and his group. The more chaotic Tibet becomes the
better he feels. This is not good for the fundamental interests of the
people in Tibet.

“There are some people who do not want to see the peaceful development
of Lhasa’s economy,” Cao Bianjiang, deputy mayor of Lhasa, said at a
news conference in the Tibetan regional capital during a
government-organised and tightly controlled visit by a small group of
foreign reporters. China’s verbal attack on the Dalai Lama has become a
routine with the Tibetan leader’s foreign tours. China, which sent
military troops to occupy Tibet in 1949, reviles the Dalai Lama as a
’separatist’ is trying to split Tibet from it and regularly protests
against countries that agree to visits by him or warns world leaders of
diplomatic consequences if they meet him.”
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