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What is the Dalai Lama's intention of meeting with Obama?

February 26, 2010

People's Daily (People's Republic of China)
February 24, 2010

Long has the Dalai Lama been dealing with the
central government under the banner of peace.

Early this February, 15 months after the Dalai
Lama's announcement of suspension of talks, the
Dalai Lama's private envoys Lodi Gyari and
Kelsang Gyaltsen visited Beijing and started a
new round of negotiation with the central
government. This movement by the Dalai clique
seemed to reveal the Dalai Lama's wish of
settling his future through peaceful talk.

However, before long, the Dalai Lama ignored the
serious warning from the Chinese government and
insisted in meeting U.S. President Obama, knowing
that this meeting will further aggravate the
relationship between him and the central government.

What is the Dalai Lama's intention of making this
movement challenging China's core interest
shortly after the start of new negotiations?

Noticed by all observers, the Dalai Lama's
persistence in meeting Obama reveals that he
needs to be met by foreign political leaders to prove his existence.

German ethnologists Ingo Nentwig, who has
conducted his research in Tibet many times,
believed that the Dalai Lama's political claim
was doubted in the international community and
many more people learned more about certain
relevant issues. The Dalai Lama had to strive in
international activities to change this status
quo. It is a great opportunity for him to
recommend himself to meet Obama on February 18.

The Dalai Lama visited U.S. twice in 2009 and was
not met by Obama. Obama's refusal to meet the
Dalai Lama last October made his clique very depressed.

Due to a frayed temper, Samdong, the so-called
chief minister of Dalai clique, made this
statement; "Many nations are carrying out an
appeasement policy and even U.S. is following a
certain kind of appeasement policy." In various
occasions, Samdong claimed that "U.S. and other
western countries are pleasing China as its economy grows stronger."

However, after hearing Obama's acceptance of a
meeting with the Dalai Lama on February 18, Dalai
clique changed its tune immediately.

On February 16, Tenzin Taklha, the Dalai Lama's
Spokesman, stated that "The meeting of President
Obama with the Dalai Lama reveals that the
international community is highly concerned about
the Tibet issue. It also sends a strong signal to
China that it is time to solve this problem."

Tenzin Taklha's statement revealed another
wishful dream of the Dalai clique to exert
pressure on Chinese government by
internationalizing the Tibet issue with the
support of foreign forces and ultimately reach Tibetan independence.

Kelsang Gyaltsen, the Dalai Lama's private envoy,
stated even more plainly on this when being
interviewed by Deutsche Welle. He said that "I
believe that international organizations do play
constructive role on this issue to help Tibet and
the central government find a solution which can
be accepted by both sides… if international
community could help Tibet find a plan to solve
the Tibet issue and guarantee Tibetan people
autonomy through dialogue with the Chinese
government, which is in the greatest interest of
the Chinese government… "What Kelsang Gyaltsen
talks about finding a plan to solve the Tibet
issue and guarantee Tibetan people autonomy is
just in accordance with the Dalai Lama's trick of High Autonomy.

On the very day Obama met the Dalai Lama, the
so-called government-in-exile of Dalai clique
threw out Seven Notes on the Memorandum on
Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People, which
was what the Dalai Lama's private envoy tried to
sell to the central government half a month ago.
Its content was nothing other than wrapping Great
Tibet Region and High Autonomy with certain words
in the Chinese Constitution and Law on Regional
National Autonomy and its true intention was
still reaching for half-independence and
covert-independence of Tibet. Dalai clique's true
face of committing separation under the disguise
of peaceful talk was once again revealed.

Dalai clique claimed in the Seven Notes that "As
is stated in the Suggestions, His Holiness the
Dalai Lama has never tried to question or
challenge CPC's ruling status." However, on
February 19, the day after the release of the
Notes, when receiving a medal from The National
Endowment for Democracy (NED), a notorious
organization supporting ‘Color Revolutions’ to
overturn governments of other nations, the Dalai
Lama said to the press that "Sometimes, I would
say it is time for CPC takes its honorable
retirement" and that China’s leaders will lose
their temper hearing such statement. As a matter
of fact, it is not the first time the Dalai Lama
made such statement. In May and August, 2009, the
Dalai Lama talked about CPC's retirement on several occasions.

Does this answer the Dalai Lama' saying of "has
never questioned and challenged CPC's ruling
status."? The performance of the Dalai Lama and
his clique only help the kind people to see more clearly their true intention.

The Dalai Lama's meeting with Obama is nothing
more than a farce. A significant fact he can
never change is that Tibet issue is China's
internal affair and a powerful China has become a
significant force in the world political
structure. As to U.S., the Dalai Lama counts for
little and is only a tool for restraining China.

That is why Obama refused to meet with the Dalai
Lama in October 2009 when he didn't wish to and
met with the Dalai Lama this February when he needed to.

The observers also noticed that U.S. officials
announced Obama's plan to meet with the Dalai
Lama with a high poise but gave a low profile to the meeting.

Not only was there no TV broadcast, but the
meeting was also in the Map Room instead of the
Oval Office which makes more political sense.
Only one picture of the two was officially
released and the declaration released later also played the old tune.

It is no surprise that Guo Yiming, commentator on
Phoenix TV, said that this meeting was nothing
new. Compared with his meeting with ex-president
Bush, which was held more officially, Obama's
meeting with the Dalai Lama was only a trick to
show the president’s uncompromising attitude to
the conservatives, through which he can win more votes.

The Dalai Lama's tricks did cause some trouble to
the Chinese government. However, his wishful
dream of challenging China's core interest and
reaching Tibet independence through the help of
U.S. will all be in vain. The only possible end
for the Dalai Lama is to lift a rock but drop it on his own toe.
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