Article exposes ill intention of Dalai Lama's alliance with "pro-democracy" activists 2009-08-05 23:33:27   Print

    BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- A signed article Wednesday accused the Dalai Lama of creating a false impression that "Tibetan independence" is supported by Chinese people just because a group of so-called "pro-democracy activists" have joined his camp.

    The article's author, Yedor, said the real intention of the alliance of the Dalai Lama and "pro-democracy activists" of Chinese origin was to use each other to benefit themselves.

    Their intention was to overthrow the leadership of the Communist Party of China and to split the People's Republic of China. Such tactics were doomed to failure, said the article.

    Following is an excerpt from the article:

    After the March 14 riot last year in Lhasa (capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region), the Dalai Lama suddenly warmed relations with a group of so-called "pro-democracy activists" through frequent meetings. Now they reportedly will meet in Europe for an international conference on Tibetan and Han Chinese issues. Another meeting of these activists will also reportedly be held in Dharamsala, India.

    The Dalai Lama has been well known for his consistent tactics trying to sow dissension and instigate hatred between Tibetans and Han Chinese.

    He once said all Han Chinese should be driven out of Tibet and later he accused the Han Chinese of ruling his "country".

    But it seems the Dalai Lama is beginning to realize the Chinese people both at home and abroad do not believe him, particularly after a series of violent incidents in Lhasa and abroad, which targeted Chinese embassies and the torch relay of the Beijing Olympic Games. Angered by the incidents, the Chinese showed the world their solidarity by protesting "Tibet independence" to embarrass the Dalai Lama and his supporters.

    This may motivate the Dalai Lama to try to win back sympathy from overseas Chinese communities. Just before the Beijing Olympics, he began to promote the concept of "friendship between the Tibetans and the Han Chinese". In May this year, he again said he was making efforts to establish contacts with overseas Chinese communities and Chinese students in order to clear up "misunderstandings" among some Chinese people.

    However, it is not easy for the Dalai Lama, who for decades has been involved in separatist activities, to brand himself as a spokesman of ethnic solidarity overnight. In fact, the so-called "Friendship Association between the Han Chinese and the Tibetans" has only had a sparse response in past months, except from some "pro-democracy activists".

    Most of these activists were actually leading organizers of unrest in China in the 1980s. After fleeing China, they stopped at nothing to label China as "a threat to the world", in attempts to live on the support of anti-China forces in Western countries.

    But internal power struggles and diminishing influence have made them a laughing stock in the international community and among the Chinese people.

    The Dalai Lama has several times in his speeches called these "pro-democracy activists" abroad representatives of the Chinese people, because he knows these people, although having Chinese faces, actually oppose the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese nation.

    Against this backdrop, several so-called "Friendship Associations between the Han Chinese and the Tibetans" already set up are supported by the "Tibetan government-in-exile".

    These associations are in reality platforms for the collaboration of extremely few separatists and they serve as a political mouthpiece for the Dalai group.


    Since the Dalai Lama and his supporters fled abroad 50 years ago, they have learnt to use words such as "democracy", "freedom", and "human rights" to gloss over or sweeten their separatist nature.

    In the Dalai Lama's words, they are trying to build a united front for "justice and truth", and only when various ethnic groups including Han, Tibetan and Uygur people unite to set up a democratic front can they finally push forward democracy for the entire Chinese nation.

    The Dalai Lama's call was positively responded to by some "pro-democracy activists" abroad with leaders of activist groups paying visits to him recently.

    The Dalai Lama seems to have forgotten not long ago he claimed that he sought to solve problems "within the framework of the Chinese Constitution", and was willing to "improve relations with the central government".

    The imminent conference on Tibetan and Han Chinese issues in Europe will discuss key issues including "Tibet's future" and "China's democratization", according to the Dalai group.

    And a conference of the representatives of the Chinese "pro-democracy activists" will be held later in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala, according to a joint announcement by "pro-democracy activists", the Dalai Lama's personal secretariat, and the "foreign affairs ministry" of the "Tibetan government-in-exile".

    The agenda for the congress will include formally acknowledging the Dalai Lama as the spiritual leader of the so-called "China democratic movement", forming a unified leadership, and preparing to return to China for its regime to take over.

    It is now clear that the so-called "democracy" and "freedom" have been finally reduced to the objective of overthrowing the CPC leadership and the people's democratic regime, splitting the People's Republic of China, to enable this small group of people to come to power.

Living Buddha: Dalai Lama's "democratic leadership" ridiculous 

    LHASA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Dalai Lama's recent call for Tibetans to "embrace the democratic system of electing a leader" is totally ridiculous, a living Buddha of Tibetan Buddhism said Sunday.

    "It is totally against the tradition and convention of the Tibetan Buddhism, where the incarnation of the Dalai Lama should be decided according to a set of fixed procedures," Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak, a living Buddha of the Kagyu sect, told a group of visiting reporters in Lhasa, capital of Tibet autonomous region. 

Official: Dalai Lama lacks sincerity for contact with central government 

    BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhuanet) -- Zhu Weiqun, the Administrative Vice Minister of the United Front Work Department of CCCPC met with a delegation of foreign reporters on June 12. Zhu briefed the reporters on the stability and development in Tibet, and answered their questions.

    The reporters are from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Poland, and Albania.  Full story

Dalai urged to reflect on, rectify secessionist acts 

    BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Zhu Weiqun, the Administrative Vice Minister of the United Front Work Department of CCCPC urged the Dalai Lama to reflect upon and rectify his wrongdoings when answering the foreign reporters' questions on Friday in Beijing.

    Reporter from Bulgaria: We have seen the development of Tibet's economy and improvement of people's living standard, with the focus on the Tibetan culture and religious tradition. How would the Chinese government establish a new relationship with the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people?  Full story

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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