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Experts speak out on Dalai Lama

June 30, 2008

June 29, 2008

Where can he go?
By Shen Dingli

Dalai Lama has declared time and again that Tibet is part of China, and so is Taiwan. But when it comes to action, he resorted to the Western countries for mediation in internal affairs of China. It makes people doubt whether he is intended to solve the conflict in a peaceful matter within the jurisdiction of China.

China's central government has brought about major economic progress, as well as democracy, to Tibet which has made Tibetans' human rights improving significantly, as compared to the past times when Dalai ruled. It should be a basis of trust to admit the reality when the central government and Dalai Lama sit down and negotiate.

I suppose it must be a real tiring thing for him to fly non-stop around the globe at his age. However, does what he has done so far, lead to a beneficial result for Tibetan residents as well as people of other ethnic groups living in China, as we expect? He surely has to think carefully. Time is not on his side, neither power nor the truth is. He needs to be both rich in political wits and valor during his following talks with the central government. He needs to respect history and progress. Back to the mainstream thinking and be a lawful and responsible citizen first! Otherwise, he will be totally abandoned by both his people and the history.

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Dalai disqualified as a "negotiator"
By Shen Dingli

Dalai has appeared to be a representative of Tibetan people. So let's discuss by which standard can he declare he is able to represent Tibet.

Dalai is a representative of theocracy in Tibet before the New China was founded in 1949. His serfdom system had long been lagging behind the democratic systems in other countries, not to mention the de facto slavery at his rule. Serfdom and slavery were the two most hated backward things that no one wants to esteem. Freedom and democracy, which Dalai now repeatedly extols, denounce the old serfdom and slavery systems.

At the time being, Dalai has only two choices. One is to be a living Buddha and keeps himself away from politics; the other one is to be a person who really cares for people and who has no religious belief. He cannot be both. However, even if he takes off his cassock, he still has to admit he is a Chinese citizen. Chinese citizens have to uphold the Constitution which protects the unity of China's sovereignty. As a Chinese citizen, Dalai should comply with China's laws and stop separating his country. He is surely disqualified as a negotiator for the upcoming talks.

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Grab chance for peace talks
By Nyima

Some senior officials held talks with Dalai Lama's representative on May 4 in Shenzhen. The two sides agreed further exchange at proper time would be held again.

Undoubtedly it would be a good chance for Dalai Lama to improve the relationship with central government. So it seems to me he should cherish this chance and get prepared for further contact with positive actions. "Three Don'ts" -- don't split China, don't instigate violence, and don't disrupt 2008 summer Olympics -- should be at the center of central government concerns.

However, Dalai Lama is capricious as we learned from the past and current situation. Thus I suggest that he better have a better understanding of the situation and make a right decision. Dalai Lama should never take risks and bargain unreasonably to avoid deteriorating the relation with central government and finally be abandoned by the central government.

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Necessary preconditions for further contacts
By Nyima

Several contacts between Dalai and central government have been held so far. With enormous tolerance, honesty and patience, the Chinese central government hopes the Dalai clique stop the activities to split China, stop instigating violence, and stop spoiling the Beijing Olympics and get ready for the upcoming talks.

However, we can still hear from the Dalai clique some nice verbal words. Dalai Lama speaks politically and peacefully but other Tibetan factions that still act violently. It's hard to imagine the upcoming talks could be conducted smoothly under the circumstances. If the situation cannot be changed, the central government has good reasons to stop further contact with Dalai Lama and his followers.

By Xiao He

Dalai always claims he represents the interest of Tibetan people; to have a talk with the central government is not a matter of himself but a matter of all Tibetans.

But as far as I know, Dalai has no reason to represent Tibetan people. Because he escaped in 1959 after a failed armed rebellion led by him. The central government dissolved the former Tibetan local government, and carried out democratic reforms. For a long period before 1959, however, Tibet had been a society of feudal serfdom characterized by the merging of politics and religion and the dictatorship of the clergy and nobility. The Democratic Reform in 1959 put an end to the political system of combining religious with political rule and introduced the new political system of people's democracy. The Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region was set up to supplant the former one.

If Dalai has not escaped and continued in his post as the chairman of the Preparatory Committee, maybe, he could represent the Tibetan people. But, in order to protect the backward social and political system, he failed the Tibetan people and set up a "scoundrel exile government" which was disapproved by all in the world.

What significant things did he do for Tibetan people? The answer is nothing but destroy Tibetan people's peaceful life. How dare he represent the Tibetan people? Only the People's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region can represent Tibetan people, because the government brings benefits to Tibetan, they bring the development of economy and culture, the improvement of people's life. What Dalai Lama is able to represent are those people and his followers around him. If he wanted to come back to China, he must stop his destructive acts and follow the leadership of central government.

The Dalai clique is made up by the so-called official and unofficial organizations. The official group is in charge of inventing the theory of "Tibetan separation", while the unofficial organs take charge of Carry-Out His-Separatist-Activities. They had done all to spoil the summer Olympics, and sabotage the torch relay. Chinese people all over the world have been outraged by them.

China recently has witnessed a series of disasters, such as the May 12 8.0-scale deadly earthquake in Sichuan province. So many people died and injured in that severe disaster. Also countless after shocks struck now and then. It must be pointed out that we Chinese become only too strong , and can face up to all kinds of difficulties ahead of us! I'm so proud to be a Chinese! In the crisis, the Dalai clique came out in their true color. When all Chinese is doing their best to help disaster area, Dalai clique is trying to disrupt the efforts. They have no conscience at all. Ignore them is the only thing we should do.

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Don't talk to the double-dealing Dalai Lama!
By Hong Jie

The flunky Dalai Lama has been causing troubles for China for years with the aids of foreign elements and forces. What's more, he never stops threatening us from the beginning of this Olympic year.

Ever since China's Wenchuan earthquake struck on May 12, the international community has paid little attention to him, so he started to stir up troubles in different places in the world. Recently, Dalai Lama even said that Tawang, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, a territory that should belong to China, is Indian territory.

He is a traitor of Tibet and wants to sell Tibetan land to get supports from foreign forces. He thought that Beijing is worried that the Tibetan issue will ruin the summer Olympic Games. But he's wrong! It's joking that China will be afraid of his activities. He assumes that he is doing the wise thing, but in the end he and his followers will attain nil. Why? It's very obvious that he's against Chinese Central Government. His so-called "Greater Tibet" and "high-degree autonomy for Tibet" are just other guises for Tibetan independence which he has been seeking.

The current Chinese government is polite to him. If he lived in the Ming or Qing Dynasty, the then government would not talk to him but rather assign a general to destroy his force. Why should we give such a flunky a chance to negotiate with our government? He even attacks China when our nation is in difficulty!

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Dalai is the main manipulator of violent and non-violent affairs
By Hong Jie

Dalai always claims that he is committed to non-violence. During an interview with German "Der Spiegel" on May 6th this year, he said that he is committed to non-violence during his life, and he will do so in the future. How dare does he say so? Doesn't he think that the armed rebellion in Tibet in 1959 is violent? Doesn't he think that the rebel organization named "four rivers and six ranges", harassed people in Sino-Nepal border, is violent? Didn't these affairs happen in his life? Or didn't he lead these rebellions? He shouldn't be a dotard because he gave speeches in several countries these years. If he's not dull, it's obviously that he doesn't want to admit that the 1959 armed rebellion in Tibet and the harassing behaviors of "four rivers and six ranges" are violent. He even claimed the Lhasa 3.14 riot is a "peaceful protest".

In an interview with AFP on May 23rd this year, Dalai said that if no agreement would be gotten with Chinese government, the protest would happen again, and would be violent. He thought more serious violence would occur as well. If Dalai doesn't think 1959 armed rebellion in Tibet, the harassing behaviors of "four rivers and six ranges" and the Lhasa 3.14 riot are violent, then the "violence" mentioned by him must be much more severe.

Dalai always says he has nothing to do with violence and has no control over mob. However, in an interview with Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun on May 25th this year, he said that if Beijing accepts his proposal of Tibet, he promises no violence will be seen in the future. His words prove that he can make the affair be violent or not. His purpose is ask Chinese central government to talk with him and accept his requirements, otherwise, he will stir up troubles and even sacrifice innocent lives.

It's unnecessary to cater to Dalai, who lacks credibility and humanity. China condemns everyone who breaks the law. What can he do then?

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Riots in Tibet and Tibet temple
By Zhang Cheng

Tibetan monks have been the pioneers of the past and current riots in Tibet. One reason for this phenomenon is owing to the influence from the Tibetan separatists abroad. Some senior monks abroad like Dalai Lama impose religious effects on those monks at home. The other reason is connected with Tibet temple system.

It will be much clearer by comparing Tibetan temples with American churches.

Few religious staff in US church and the routine work of the church is mostly undertaken by social volunteers.

Most priests are invited from other churches.

The fortune management, gardening, cleaning, and daily repairing are mainly in charge of professional workers. These volunteers and workers have little common standing on interest.

While in Tibetan temple, thousands of monks are fed by temple. Monks have done nothing but take on religious affairs thus the temple gets bond with monks tightly. Monks are prone to be used by religion leaders and result in riots.

According to American laws, preaching is a profession and children are forbidden to be recruited into churches as priests. Churches can set up schools, but they are all under the control of local educational institutions. Contents and requirements of courses are similar to other schools. Only quite a few church school graduates are involved in religious affairs. In the monasteries and temples, however, it's common to admit children around ten years old as Lama. They are educated, trained and brought up by those temples and through over ten years' "religious brainwashing", some of the Lamas will develop some deep-rooted thoughts that differs from social norms. And even some temples may become the cradle for the new generation of "separatists".

Police offices are in charge of the security in American churches. Requests of assemblies or gatherings of more than thirty people need to be filed to police for approval and police officers will be responsible for the security according to rules. But in temples in Tibet, disciplinarians, also lamas, are in charge of the security. They are supported and trained by the temples and obedient to the abbots or leaders of the temples. In fact, they are an unofficial armed force of those temples.

Seminaries in universities and colleges conduct theological researches in America, and clergymen all graduate from seminaries. But in Tibet, Lamas control the researches of theology, Tibetan medicine and calendar. Temples are both the place Buddhists worship Buddhas and research centers of Tibetan theology. As a result, Tibetan people take Lamas as sovereign authority and prestige and worship Lamas blindly. Temple abbots and Lamas also develop great influence and appeal day by day, which can be made use of and instigated by people of some political purposes.

In the United States, the church is a kind of non-profit organizations, which should be registered with the state governments in the form of shareholding limited enterprises, but have no right in business operation, printing or publication. In China's Tibet, however, temples, in addition to donations, admission revenues and government subsidies, could also engage in business operations, planting and breeding industries, and could even print and publish publicity materials, and are exempt from income taxes. Temples in Tibet enjoy the rights and "freedom" even the United States dares not to grant to their churches, and this, to a certain extent, promoted a small group of temple personnel to regard them as "privileged" groups.

We could cite more similar cases.

Therefore, temples of Tibetan Buddhism must be reformed. In this way, temples could become a positive factor to ensure social stability, instead of becoming a factor instigating social unrest and riots.

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Radical Tibetan separatists masterminding violent incidents
By Li Shan

The Dalai Lama is now urgently to contact the central government again. However, this urgency doesn't mean that the Dalai clique wants some "substantial progress" in the relationship, because they know clearly their requirements, such as sending international organizations to Tibet, and taking care of injured Tibetans, are totally excuses and propaganda.

The central government's attitude has been consistent: China will not accept the proposal of investigation by foreign agencies, because Tibet issue is China's internal affair.

Besides, the fact of the May 14 incident is clear -- riot made by desperadoes and violent monks - so there is no need to seek further investigations by international organizations.

Dalai's second requirement, treating injured Tibetans, is also ridiculous, as those who got injured were all police officers, soldiers and innocent citizens, who were rushed to hospitals after the riot.

In contrast, most of the rioters fled the scene when police arrived. Though some of them were caught or surrendered, none of them were physically hurt.

Even the Dalai clique could not give specific names of the so-called injured rioters. The Dalai clique, positioned on the side of rioters, is not even qualified to talk about treating the wounded because it's them who caused death and injuries.

What kind of "substantial progress" they are demanding? Is it "protection of Tibetan culture" or "protection of Tibetan religion"? Actually their claim is ridiculous.

Tibet has been part of China since the Yuan Dynasty in the 13th century. So it is beyond all doubt that Tibetan culture is weaved in the texture of Chinese culture. It is Chinese government's duty to protect Tibetan culture, which can be testified by the money and gold that the central government have substantially invested on maintenance of Tibetan temples.

"Tibet Independence" is the premise of Dalai Lama's alleged "sabotage of Tibetan culture." As for "sabotage of Tibetan religion," it is equally absurd. Chinese government will not intervene in religious issues if monks hadn't taken part in riots. It is Chinese government's duty to put down commotion if riots take to street.

"Dalai Lama's return" constitutes in the alleged "substantial progress". But if Dalai Lama clique insists on separation, Chinese people will not allow the separatists to come back to Chinese soil.

Dalai Lama clique actually knows clearly about the situation. They want to make noises in the international communities. They also rely on "Tibetan Youth Congress" to make body bombings.

There are no difference between Dalai Lama clique and Tibetan Youth Congress(TYC) since Dalai Lama and the TYC leader Samdhong belong to the same group.

We believe that Dalai Lama clique are masterminding another violent riots.
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