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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Foreign backing gives Dalai Lama no room but doom

February 21, 2010

Editor: Mu Xuequan
English.news.cn (People's Republic of China)
February 19, 2010

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- In his five decades
of exile, the Dalai Lama has never stopped
plotting to seek "Tibet independence" through
allying with foreign forces to internationalize
the so-called "Tibet issue" and press the Chinese government.

In recent years, he tried desperately to make
international appearances, begging for visits to
foreign countries and meeting with state leaders.
On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama met with
the Dalai Lama despite stern warnings from China.

After the meeting, the Dalai Lama claimed that he
had the responsibility to speak for the six million Tibetans.

However, he must have forgotten that the fate of
Tibet never relies on him and a few foreigners
but has always been decided by all the Chinese
people, including all ethnic minorities in the region.

"TIBET ISSUE" A PSEUDO PROPOSITION

The so-called "Tibet issue" was fabricated by
imperialists to serve their intention of
invading, partitioning and containing China.

Back in 1888 and 1904, troops of the United
Kingdom intruded into Tibet twice, but failed to
take it away from China due to strong revolt from
the Tibetan people backed by the whole Chinese
nation. Since then, foreign forces turned to
cultivating their agents for "Tibet independence"
in the upper strata of Tibet's local ruling
echelon. After the Second World War, the United
States directly interfered with Tibetan affairs,
sabotaging China's cause of national unification and liberation of the people.

In order to maintain the theocratic feudal
serfdom, local rulers in Tibet colluded with
foreigners to first violently resist the peaceful
liberation of Tibet and then start an armed
rebellion against democratic reforms.

In 1954, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) recruited spies among Tibetans, sent them
for training and then secretly took them back to
China. The U.S. had been supplying weapons and
ammunition to these spies through secret border transport and air-dropping.

In March 1959 when the Dalai Lama and his
followers failed in an insurgency and fled Tibet,
he was closely accompanied by a CIA radio
operator who helped keep contact with outside
forces and guided them to air-drop materials to the fleeing group.

Since 1959, the Dalai Lama has been relying on
foreign forces. A declassified document showed
the U.S. spent up to 1.66 million dollars in 1964
on the "Tibet project" alone. The money was spent
supporting 2,100 "Tibet guerrillas," buying
equipment and educating senior "Tibet officials."
Other expenditures included transport and intelligence training.

Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama received an allowance
of 180,000 dollars, a huge amount of money
compared with a salary of 100,000 dollars for the then U.S. president.

We can say the "Tibet issue" would have vanished
long ago if the foreign forces had not spared no
effort to support the Dalai Lama.

In recent years, foreign financial support to the
Dalai Lama and his followers became a little more
hidden, but remained equally strong.

Despite the serious financial crisis, the U.S.
government's 2009 fiscal budget planned 16.8
million dollars for the Dalai clique, an increase
of 25 percent over the previous year. It also
"paid" the clique in the name of non-governmental
organizations and foundations or by inviting the Dalai Lama for sermons.

Another approach adopted by foreign forces to
sensationalize the "Tibet issue" is to prettify
the Dalai Lama and heighten his status.

In 1989 when the world witnessed drastic changes,
the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Various "honors" came to him afterwards, which
became "reasons" for some politicians to meet with him.

Even in the poor and weak old China, imperialists
and local separatist forces in Tibet could not
succeed in splitting the region from China. Any
"Tibet independence" conspiracy nowadays is not
different from a farce as the socialist China grows increasingly stronger.

ILLEGITIMATE CLIQUE

The Dalai Lama tries very hard to legitimize his
clique, but in fact he is just a card in the hand
of foreign forces to serve their China strategies.

In 2008, the "Note Relating to the Memorandum on
Genuine Autonomy for All Tibetans" spread by the
Dalai Lama clique once again claimed that the
"Tibetan government-in-exile" symbolized the
interests of Tibetans and represented the Tibetan people.

After the "note" was rebutted by the Chinese
government, the clique recently made up an
interpretation, claiming it is beyond doubt at
any time that the Dalai Lama is the legal representative of Tibetan people.

In fact, the Dalai Lama and the so-called
"Tibetan government-in-exile", which is the
"Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness
the Dalai Lama" in full, are the very same thing.
Neither is legitimate at all. They are merely a
political clique raised by foreign forces to be
engaged in activities aimed at splitting the motherland.

In 1951, the local government of Tibet signed
with the central government the 17-Point
Agreement on the peaceful liberation of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama telegraphed the central government
with pledges to advocate and assist the People's
Liberation Army in strengthening national
defense, driving out imperialist forces and
safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the motherland.

Given the agreement, the local government headed
by the Dalai Lama was legitimate at the time.

On March 10, 1959, the ruling class of the
Tibetan local government launched an armed
rebellion and declared "Tibet independence." The
Dalai Lama announced the founding of a
"provisional government" headed by him when he
was fleeing from the Norbulingka palace in Lhasa.
He worked out a string of activities
demonstrating "Tibet independence" when he was later outside China.

On march 28, premier Zhou Enlai issued a State
Council decree to dismiss the local government of
Tibet given their rebellious act that defied the
17-point agreement. The mandate of the local
government was replaced by the Preparatory
Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Therefore, the so-called "Tibetan
government-in-exile" which lumped together the
rebels was against the interests of all ethnic
groups in Tibet and also illegal.

In October 1963, the "Tibetan
government-in-exile" released a "Tibet
Constitution," claiming that Tibet was an
"independent nation" and the Dalai Lama was in
charge of the "Tibetan government." The Dalai
Lama claimed that "It is not true that Tibet is
part of China" and demanded that "China withdraw
from Tibet." The plot manifested that the illegal
government wanted to break with the Chinese Constitution and laws.

On Dec. 17, 1964, a plenary session of the State
Council passed a decision to remove the Dalai
Lama from his post. The document said the Dalai
Lama had alienated himself from the motherland
and the people after his plots of launching the
armed rebellion in 1959, organizing a government
in exile and framing the bogus constitution.

Consequently, the Dalai Lama and his "Tibetan
government-in-exile" are illegal in nature and
are not eligible to represent Tibet and the
people living there. Not a single county in the
world has ever recognized such a "Tibetan
government-in-exile". Any foreign leaders who
meet with the monk on any pretext is considered
to be supporting the illegal political organization that means to split China.

U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with the
Dalai Lama grossly violated the basic norms
governing international relations, and ran
counter to the principles set forth in the three
China-U.S. joint communiques and the China-U.S. joint statement.

It also went against the repeated commitments
made by the U.S. government that the U.S.
recognizes Tibet as part of China and gives no
support to "Tibet independence." It was markedly
inconsistent with the spirit of abolition of
slavery upheld by late U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

SELF-CLAIMED "SON OF INDIA"

When some foreign groups are claiming that they
support the Dalai Lama for the protection of the
distinct Tibetan religion, culture and language,
it is also a question as to whether the monk himself is a Tibetan.

On March 31, 2009, the Dalai Lama said to media
in New Delhi that he was a son of India. He
repeated the claim at an international conference
on Nov. 22 later that year. He put it clearer at
the opening ceremony of an international Buddhist
conference held in Gujarat State in India on Jan.
16 this year, saying: "It is indisputable that I
am a son of India. in the past 50 years I have
been living on Indian foods and India has
presented great opportunities for me. For these
reasons, I see myself as a son of India and I am
proud of that. I am a Tibetan in appearance
because my parents are Tibetans, but spiritually I am Indian."

The statements should not be judged as words on a
whim. On Jan. 23, 2007, he told the Indian media
that in 1914, both the then Tibetan government
and India, which was under the British rule,
recognized the McMahon Line, which meant,
according to the then agreement, "Arunachal Pradesh" was part of India.

He said to the British media on Aug. 10, 2009
that the McMahon region was indeed a bit
complicated problem but the place belonged to
India after 1914 though there were different
claims in history. The monk'statement was echoed
by senior officials of the "Tibetan
government-in-exile." Actually, the so-called
"Arunachal Pradesh" and McMahon region which
cover more than 90,000 square kilometers were all
governed by the local government in Tibet in the Chinese history.

It is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama and
boasts temples built by the fifth Dalai Lama. The
McMahon Line has never been recognized by the Chinese government at any time.

How can the Dalai Lama, who on the one hand seeks
a "Greater Tibet" that would cover not only the
Tibet Autonomous Region but also all other
Tibetan-inhabited areas in China, and on the
other present the land of ancestors to foreign
countries, be representative of the Tibetan
people? Is such a person in a position to talk
about religion, culture, language and human
rights? It only testifies to his plot of
splitting the nation by counting on foreign
forces. And it justifies the necessity of the
central government to demand the Dalai Lama
recognize that Tibet is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory.

The Dalai Lama told media at a press conference
in Tokyo on Oct. 31, 2009 that the Chinese
government saw him as a troublemaker, so his
responsibility was to make more trouble. The act
of pressing the central government by sabotaging
China's relations with other countries would only
worsen his relation with the central government
and cause nationwide resentment against him. He
will taste the bitter fruits of his plots in the long run.

Related:

Obama-Dalai Lama meeting interferes in China's internal affairs: Tibetologists

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Tibetologists said
Friday the Obama-Dalai Lama meeting was
apparently "interference in China's internal
affairs" and "defiance of China's state sovereignty."

Despite China's strong opposition, U.S. President
Barack Obama met Thursday with the Dalai Lama in
Washington. China urged the United States early
Friday morning to take concrete actions for
healthy development of bilateral ties. Full story

What's behind Obama-Dalai Lama meeting?

BEIJING, Feb.19 (Xinhua) -- Despite China's firm
and repeated opposition, U.S. President Barack
Obama met with the Dalai Lama in Washington on Thursday.

Obama pledged to build "a positive, cooperative
and comprehensive U.S.-China relationship for the
21st century" during his high-profile China visit
last November, but his pledge has failed to hold
water merely three months later. Full story
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