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BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- With the Dalai Lama persisting in his
secessionist activities in foreign trips, the Chinese media has published
commentaries and stories to expose his lies.
Since late May, the Dalai Lama has met politicians in Europe and spoke at a
hearing held in the British House of Commons to examine China's record on human
rights. He, once again, accused the Chinese government of a "crackdown" after
the March 14 riot in Lhasa, and of continuing "cultural genocide".
The Dalai Lama told Britain, a former invader of Tibet 100 years ago, that
Britain and Tibet have a long and great historical relationship. He also
appealed for more support and attention on Tibet from the British.
In fact, the British Army invaded Tibet twice, once in 1888 and anther time
in 1903, and occupied Lhasa in 1904.
The Guangming Daily in Beijing issued a commentary on this, questioning the
Dalai Lama about his claims to "represent the Tibetan people". Both the Han and
the Tibetan people had suffered foreign invasions. Now that China is finally
free from that and is standing proudly in the family of nations, why is the
Dalai Lama talking that way?
"He may be oblivious of his origins, but he is shameless in trying to
become important with foreign backup," wrote the commentary.
Guangming Daily also said that the Dalai Lama has always been used
international support as a card he can play against the Chinese government in
his pursuit of Tibetan independence.
With his mind-soothing "no Tibet independence" claim, the DalaiLama's
recent lobbying isn't persuasive enough, given his constant use of words like
"high degree of autonomy", "Greater Tibet" as well as his frequently putting
Tibet on equal terms with China, according to the commentary.
Recently, he has also been emphasizing "cultural autonomy" which, according
to him, inevitably includes the Tibetans living in neighboring provinces, but he
couldn't explain exactly what that would mean, wrote the Guangming Daily.
About the Dalai Lama's so-called "evidence" at a hearing on China's human
rights record held in the British Parliament, China's People's Daily commented:
In the old theocratic Tibet with feudal serfdom, the masses of serfs ruled by
the Dalai Lama were deprived of basic living rights, let alone human rights.
In recent years, the many foreigners who have been to Tibet saw the drastic
changes that have taken place there - some highly praised the human rights
condition on the plateau, wrote the People's Daily, noting it is an amusing
irony that the "human-rights-guarding" British Parliament allowed the Dalai Lama
to speak on China's human rights.