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"Tibetan government-in-exile" is utterly illegal -- China

May 12, 2010

People's Daily
(People's Daily is an official publication and is considered as the
official voice of the Communist Party of China and the government of PRC)

09:03, April 16, 2010
On Jan. 26, 2010, the 14th Dalai Lama's private representatives
submitted to the Chinese government a so-called "Explanation of
Memorandum." The explanation said that "the Tibetan government-in-exile
represents the interests of the Tibetan people," and that "the Dalai
Lama will always be the indisputable legitimate representative of the
Tibetan people." The stubborn separatism of the Dalai Clique was once
again thoroughly exposed.

The wise can easily notice that the so-called "Explanation of
Memorandum" is exactly the same as the ?Memorandum on Genuine Autonomy
for the Tibetan People" that the Dalai Clique released in 2008. In their
"elaborate explanation," the Dalai Clique clamored shamelessly that "the
Tibetan government-in-exile represents the interests of the Tibetan
people and speaks on their behalf."

However, the ?Tibetan government-in-exile? has never been recognized by
the Chinese government or unanimously supported by the Tibetan people.
It is actually an illegal political organization that cannot possibly be
acknowledged by any country in the world, which is a fact universally
agreed upon in the international community.

It is well-known that the "Tibetan government-in-exile" was established
by the Dalai Clique in Dharamsala, India in September 1960. It was first
called the "Gaxag Government of Tibet," and was then called the "Central
Government of the Big Snow Country." In this government, all positions
are assumed by upper-class monks, officials from the former local
government of Tibet, chieftains and headmen who intend to split China
and advocate "Tibet independence."

The Dalai Clique promulgated the "Constitution of Tibet" in October
1963, and then revised it and called it the "Constitution for Tibetans
in Exile" in 1991. The so-called constitution claimed that Tibet is an
independent country, the Dalai Lama is in charge of the "Tibetan
government-in-exile," and the territory of Tibet includes the whole of
Qinghai province and parts of Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan, covering an
area of 2.4 million square kilometers. All these facts show that this
illegal government has gone against China's constitution and other
Chinese laws by formulating its own laws.

The Gaxag government system prior to the Tibetan democratic reform
originated from China's Qing Dynasty and was inalienable from the
central government of China. The existence of the Gaxag government
system in the early 1950s was due to recognition from the central
government of the People's Republic of China. After the Dalai Clique
launched an armed rebellion and fled to a foreign country in March 1959,
Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai declared the dissolution of the Gaxag
government on behalf of the State Council.

The Dalai Clique gathered foreign separatists to establish the so-called
"Tibetan government-in-exile," which had completely violated the law of
China and the government is undoubtedly illegal. Since the Dalai Lama
has always claimed that the Tibet issue should be addressed under the
constitutional framework, he must be sure of whether the "Tibetan
government-in-exile" is legal or not.

After the democratic reform, people of all nationalities in Tibet became
the masters of their home country and were able to enjoy all the rights
and interests conferred by China's laws, just like the people of all
nationalities in China. In accordance with the Constitution of the
People's Republic of China and the Law of Regional National Autonomy,
Tibet and other Tibetan regions of China established legal Tibetan
people's autonomous governments via democratic elections. Over the past
decades, the people of Tibet and the people of other nationalities
bravely made tremendous progress under the leadership of these
governments, but the "Tibetan government-in-exile" invented by the Dalai
Clique has never been recognized by Tibetan compatriots at all.

The "Tibetan government-in-exile" has never been generally recognized by
the Tibetan people at home or abroad. Groups such as the Kagyu, Nyingma,
Sakya and Bonpo, and many other organizations all have a deep grudge
against the ?government-in-exile.? Even the Tibetan Youth Congress
(TYC), which stubbornly advocates "Tibet independence," is not
completely supportive of the "government-in-exile." Not to mention it
has long been established that internal strife exists within the
"Tibetan government-in-exile."

Moreover, the Dalai Clique's "Tibetan government-in-exile" has never
been recognized by any country in the world. Even the United States and
India, as long-term backers of the Dalai Lama, reiterated that Tibet
Autonomous Region is part of Chinese territory and they do not recognize
the "Tibetan government-in-exile." The 14th Dalai Lama has visited many
countries over the years, so he should be well aware of the fact that no
countries really attach any significance to his so-called government.

It is clear enough that the "Tibetan government-in-exile" spares no
efforts to cast itself as the only "representative of the Tibetan
people's interests" because the Dalai Lama wants to discredit the Tibet
Autonomous Region government at all levels, the Communist Party of
China, the socialist system and the system of regional autonomy for
ethnic minorities. Only in this way can he split Tibet from China and
restore the cruel feudal serf system which intertwines politics with

In fact, since its formation, the so-called "Tibetan
government-in-exile" has never stopped harming China, the Chinese people
and the development and stability of Tibet and other regions inhabited
by Tibetans. In the early 1960s, it reestablished the "Chushi Gangdruk
Defend Tibet Volunteer Force" and the "Indian-Tibetan Border Troops,"
undermining the stability in Tibet's border region. In the late 1980s,
it organized and provoked several riots in Lhasa. In 2008, it plotted
and stirred up the "3/14 Riots." Everything it has done in the past has
been against Chinese laws and the will of the Chinese people.

Judging from the interests and legal principles of the Chinese people,
only the Central Government and the government of the Tibet Autonomous
Region, not the Dalai Lama and the "Tibetan government-in-exile," can
represent Tibet and the Tibetan people because the Dalai Lama and the
so-called "Tibetan government-in-exile" lack legitimacy. True in the
past, this remains true today and will continue to be true in the future.

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