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Obama and the Dalai Lama play two-man comic show

07-25-2011 16:18 BJT

The US President Obama held a 44-minute meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Saturday. The Dalai Lama successfully played as a hypocritical innocent beggar, who received the strong support from Mr. Obama deemed as the savior of the world.

On the one hand, the Dalai Lama underscored "self-rule" rather than "independence". On the other hand, the Mr. Obama played a cliché to strongly support the preservation of the unique religious, cultural and linguistic traditions of Tibet and the Tibetan people throughout the world. It also underscored the importance of the protection of human rights of Tibetans in China.

It was the second time that the US President Barack Obama met privately with the so-called "exiled spiritual leader" of Tibet, although damaging two countries' international relations and hurting the feeling of the Chinese people.

During the direct talks, the Dalai Lama made use of favoring "self-rule" rather than "independence" to beg for "strong support" from the U.S and a solution to protect both Tibetans' rights and China's claimed territory.

However, the Dalai Lama's self-rule means to control the "Greater Tibet", long advocated by the Dalai Lama and his followers at the “Simla Conference” in former British India between 1913 and 1914.

The Dalai Lama's "Greater Tibet" includes today's Tibet Autonomous Region, the whole Qinghai Province, parts of Sichuan, Yunnan and Gansu provinces covering over one fourth of China's territory.

In the history, no regime in Lhasa has ever ruled such a huge area since the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).

The "self-rule" administration, as the Dalai Lama proposed, would not only undermine the political system that promotes regional ethnic autonomy, but also violate the China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Tibet, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the central people's government, has undergone a great historic process starting with the democratic reform, and to the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region, socialist construction, and the reform and opening-up era, made unprecedented achievements in the modernization drive, and witnessed great changes in its social outlook and profound changes in its people's life and education.

These achievements were attained by all the ethnic groups in Tibet. It is not practical to bring all Tibetans into a single administrative region. No Han and other ethnic groups' co-efforts, no prosperity and development in today'sTibet.

Stop performing shows. It will make a laughingstock in history!

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: China Tibet Online

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