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Truth about Dialogue with Dalai Lama

February 12, 2010

By Deng Haijian
People's Daily (People's Republic of China)
February 10, 2010

China's State Council Information Office held a
news conference February 2, inviting Zhu Weiqun
and Si Ta, executive vice-ministers of the United
Front Work Department of the CPC Central
Committee, and Nyima Tsering, vice-chairman of
the Standing Committee of the People's Congress
of the Tibet Autonomous Region, to introduce the
recent talks with private representatives of the
Dalai Lama and answer questions.

Zhu said that he hoped the Dalai Lama would
change his stance and make the right choices in
the remaining years of his life.

On the same day, the While House said that U.S.
President Barack Obama insists on meeting with
the Dalai Lama during the latter's visit, despite China's opposition.

During this period, the Dalai Lama sent his
private representatives to meet with the Chinese
government while actively seeking the opportunity
to meet with the U.S. president as well,
asserting his political ambitions on the
China-U.S. relationship. On the one side, the
Chinese government has shown its consistent
patience and sincerity in the 9 talks that
central departments had held with the Dalai
Lama's private representatives. They did not
close the door even after the Dalai Lama's side
publicly announced the termination of the talks
with the Chinese government at a special meeting
on Tibet's future in November 2008, but rather,
has been patient to wait for their revision of stance.

On the other side, the Dalai Lama's side has
always been double-faced. For instance, Lodi
Gyari, one of Dalai’s representatives, put forth
a "Memorandum on Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan
People" during a recent talk, deliberately using
obscure words and words from both China's
Constitution and the Law on Regional Autonomy for
China's Minority Nationalities to defend their
propositions such as "Greater Tibet" and "high degree of autonomy."

The essence of that stance is still to seek the
semi-independence or independence in a disguised way.

Thirdly, major differences between the Dalai Lama
and the Chinese government still exist, which is
especially true in terms of the "4 no" principles
--The national interests must not be violated,
the principles of the Constitution must not be
infringed, the national dignity must not be
damaged and the universal desires of various
ethnic groups of the people must not be defied.

That being the case, why does the Dalai Lama want
contact and dialogue with the Chinese government?
He actually does not want to improve relations
with the Central Government, or make
self-reflections on his words and deeds on the
basis of respecting history, or face reality and
conform to the times to make a fundamental
correction on his own political views. But
rather, he has taken a delay-and-exhaustion
strategy to maintain him “chess piece” position
in containing China in international relations.
Actually, in the context of Taiwan and Tibet
correlating China's core interest, the U.S.’
tentative political strategy becomes all too clear.

Ironically, it is in this moment that the Dalai
Lama has chosen to "meet" with Obama to cooperate with the U.S. strategy.

China-U.S. relations have stepped into the "Dalai
Round," which clearly shows China's Central
Government's sincerity and integrity on the Dalai
Lama Issue. Actually, the fact is quite simple.
The Dalai Lama always pretends to be a religious,
learned and merciful Buddhist leader who has
experienced a lot of hardships but has strong
will. Previously, he even publicly claimed again
and again that there was no doubt that he was a
"son of India." But in fact, what he did had far
exceeded the range of pure "religious issues."

Our patience and sincerity have become bargaining
chips for him to continue his tricks in
international communities, and has allowed him to
create a false impression: as long as he can
maintain contact with the Central Government, he
will always be able to possess his "magic ability" for hurting China.

Therefore, the Dalai Lama has become much crazier
and more insane. The collusion between the Dalai
Lama and the U.S. government during the "Dalai
Round" was nothing but another futile effort. For
the Dalai Lama, it also exposed once again his
plot of splitting the motherland and his true
intention of selling the interests of China.

However, although the Dalai Lama has played many
tricks, he still forgets one thing that --
Whether he wants "Tibet independence" or
"independence in disguise," whether he uses
violent methods or "non-violent" methods, whether
he wants to internationalize the "Tibet issue" or
to beat drums for the international anti-China
forces, whether he makes use of the Central
Government's morality or sells out our patience
and sincerity, Dalai’s effort is doomed and he will never succeed.

The role the Dalai Lama plays in the
international community not only disappoints the
Chinese, but also will bore people worldwide. The
"political market" gained at the expense of
ethnic groups and the nation will become more and
more lonely and dangerous. Luckily, the current
condition in Tibet gives the lie to the Dalai
Lama's lack of imagination, and China and the
world will learn the history and future of Tibet
in a more realistic and objective way.

Just like what Zhu had said, we wish the Dalai
Lama who is drifting away from his country can
find his way back while he is still alive.

By People's Daily Online

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