BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- On March 10, 1959, the Dalai
Lama and his supporters started an armed rebellion in a desperate attempt to
preserve Tibet's feudal serfdom and split the region from China.
On Tuesday, exactly 50 years later, the Dalai Lama
claimed that Tibetans have been living in "hell on earth," as if the Tibet under
the former feudal serfdom ruled by him were a heaven.
The Dalai Lama also alleged at a gathering in India's
Dharamsala to mark his 50 years in exile that "these 50 years have brought
untold suffering and destruction to the land and people of Tibet."
Unfortunately, the Dalai Lama has not only been on
the wrong side of history, but also has got the history upside down. Miseries of
"hell on earth" and "untold suffering" occurred nowhere but in the slavery Tibet
symbolized by the Dalai Lama.
Even from historical books written by Western
scholars, people can draw the conclusion that Tibet under the rule of the Dalai
Lama clique was a society of feudal serfdom that trampled human rights and
easily reminded visitors of the dark age of medieval Europe.
The feudal serfdom had truly brought "untold
suffering and destruction" to the serfs and slaves who accounted for 90 percent
of the then population.
The slavery Tibet was just "hell on earth" as Carles
Bell, who lived in Lhasa as a British trade representative in the 1920s,
observed that the Dalai Lama's theocratic position enabled him to administer
rewards and punishments as he wished. That was because he held absolute sway
over both this life and the next of the serfs and coerced them with that power.
In 1959, after the failed rebellion by the Dalai Lama
and his followers, the central government of China carried out the long-delayed
emancipation of millions of serfs and slaves in Tibet.
Great achievements have been made in Tibet since then
in various fields such as politics, economy and culture. The following are just
a few examples of those achievements:
-- The central government has adopted a policy of
"political unity, freedom of religious belief and separation of politics and
religion" in Tibet to ensure locals' political rights and that all religious
beliefs are politically equal.
-- Tibet has seen its gross domestic product soar
from 174 million yuan (25.4 million U.S. dollars) in 1959 to 39.591 billion Yuan
(5.78 billion dollars) in 2008, with an annual growth rate of8.9 percent.
-- Tibet's roads totaled 51,300 km in 2008, a sharp
increase from the 7,300 km in 1959.
-- The average life expectancy in Tibet has increased
from 35.5years in 1959 to 67 years at present.
Anyone without prejudice will recognize the
remarkable progress in Tibet.
"Tibet has achieved remarkable economic progress and
undergone profound changes since 1959 when its democratic reform began,"
Argemiro Procopio, a professor of international relations at the University of
Brasilia, said after a trip to Tibet.
Louise T. Blouin Macbain, a well-known publisher and
philanthropist, said after traveling to Tibet that "what I have seen is positive
and I am especially thankful to the great efforts made by China over the years
in preserving Tibetan cultural independence and its monasteries."
When the Dalai Lama claimed there is "cultural genocide
" in Tibet, "I don't know which Tibet is he actually describing," she
said. "As for me, it's not the one that I have seen with my own eyes."
Why then such a distortion of historical facts by the
so-called Nobel Peace Prize winner? Because it is only through the distortion of
history could he deceive Western audiences and disguise his true intentions.
Since their exile, the Dalai Lama and his followers
have never stopped pursuing activities to split Tibet from China and restore
their theocratic rule despite his claims to the opposite.
But just as the rebellion by the Dalai Lama clique
failed disgracefully 50 years ago, its fantasy of "Tibet Independence" is also
doomed to failure, because of the firm opposition from the Chinese people,
including the Tibetans in Tibet.
What a hell of Dalai Lama's crisis
BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Enjoying celebrity
like a Hollywood star, the Dalai Lama can by no means be too patient for only
one day to the negligence of world media which are occupied by economic concerns
since the global financial crisis.
His time to shine comes in March, an eventful month
in Tibetan history. The aura around him captured limelight again when on Tuesday
he, with his supernatural power as a divine monk, turned a happy land into "hell
on earth." Full story
For whom is Tibet a "hell on
LHASA, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday is a special
date for Tibetans. For the 2.8 million residents in the southwest China
autonomous region, it marks 50 years since feudal serfdom was abolished; but for
the 14th Dalai Lama and his "government-in-exile," it marks five decades of
futile attempts at independence.
Fifty years after he fled China and having failed
time and again to foment widespread unrest in Tibet and other Tibetan
communities in western China, the Dalai Lama is apparently at his wit's end. Full story
Visit to 14th Dalai Lama's last
residence in Lhasa
LHASA, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Norbu Lingka, in western Lhasa, was the last
residence for the 14th Dalai Lama before he started his life in exile following
a failed armed rebellion in 1959.
Traces of the turmoil have faded over the past five
decades in the fast-changing Tibet and can hardly be spotted in the tranquility
of early spring in the garden park. Full story
Playing with outside forces,
"religious figure" stakes heavy on de facto
BEIJING, March 9
(Xinhua) -- As the anniversary of his exile approaches, more evidence has
surfaced that the Dalai Lama and his followers have pursued a long road of
splitting up the homeland despite allegations of the "nonviolent" middle way.
Explicitly acknowledging his "middle way" of nonviolence a
failure, the 73-year-old Tibetan Buddhist warned the Chinese government of
possible future confrontations in the Himalayan region. Full story
Spanish Tibetologist: "What I see and
hear in Tibet differs from Dalai Lama's propaganda"
MADRID, March 7 (Xinhua) -- "What I have seen and heard in
Tibet completely differed from the distorted propaganda by the Dalai Lama," a
renowned Spanish Tibetologist has said.
The March 14 riot in Lhasa in 2008, involving violent
crimes against people and property, was premeditated and masterminded by
followers of the Dalai Lama, Inaki Preciado Idoeta told Xinhua in a recent
interview. Full story