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Officials that aided Dalai Lama investigated in 2014 [People’s Daily]

Posted in China, Corruption, CPC, Dalai Lama, Tibet on March 8, 2015 by Zuo Shou / 左手

January 28, 2015

Several officials who participated in the illegal underground “Tibetan Independence” organization, provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama clique and assisted activities that would harm national security, were put under investigation in 2014, authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region said Tuesday.

A total of 15 officials were punished by the Communist Party of China (CPC) for violating Party and political discipline in 2014, said Wang Gang, an official with the Party discipline inspection commission of Tibet.

Six “typical” cases of Party members and civil servants violating discipline have been announced in Tibet and 45 officials who abandoned their positions and neglected their duties have been severely punished, said Wang.

Some officials failed to take a firm stand on issues related to the Tibet question and some grass-root officials in the region were found to be seriously corrupt, said Ye Dongsong, head of an inspection team of the CPC discipline commission in November 2014. Ye suggested that the Tibetan regional government focus on neutralizing separatists and maintaining social stability, cracking down on corruption and strictly monitoring projects in the region…

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“China urges U.S. to correct mistakes on Tibet”: on Feb. 2014 Obama – Dalai Lama meeting [Xinhua]

Posted in China, Dalai Lama, Obama, Tibet, US imperialism, USA on February 25, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang on Saturday evening urged the United States to correct its mistakes after President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama.

“We once again urge the U.S. side to correct mistakes,” Qin said in a press release.

He said the United States should stop conniving and supporting anti-China, secessionist force which pursues “Tibet independence,” halt interference into China’s internal affairs, and adopt measures to offset negative influence, in order to avoid further damage to the China-U.S. relations.

Qin pointed out that Tibet is an inseparable part of China’s territories and that the affairs of Tibet are totally internal affairs of China.

Qin said the U.S. side has done serious damage to China-U.S. relations by allowing the Dalai Lama to visit the country and meet with the U.S. leader despite objection of China.

He said such a wrong move gravely interfered in China’s internal affairs, seriously violated the U.S. commitment of recognizing Tibet as part of China and of not supporting the “Tibet independence,” and gravely violated basic norms governing the international relations.

“Facts have proved that the Dalai Lama is definitely not just a religious figure, but a political exile who has long engaged in anti-China secessionist activities in the name of religion,” he said.

Qin said the Dalai Lama has never stopped secessionist activities though he proclaimed not to seek “Tibet independence.”

He accused the Dalai Lama of attempting to pursue independence in a disguised way by advocating the so-called “middle way” and a “Greater Tibet,” which in fact is nonexistence in history.

“This is what the Chinese government and people will never accept,” Qin said.

He said the central government of China has always kept the door open for contact and discussions with the Dalai Lama.

“If the Dalai Lama really wishes to achieve progress in contact and discussions, he must reflect on his own words and deeds in a thorough way and stop all activities of separatist and destructive nature,” Qin said.

Qin said the Chinese people have the biggest say on the situation in Tibet.

Since the peaceful liberation of Tibet more than 60 years ago, Tibet has experienced tremendous changes. Serfs of the old time Tibet have long become the master of their own destiny while unprecedented progresses have been achieved in all fields, he said.

“These are facts that won’t be denied by anyone without political bias,” Qin added.

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“Self-immolation Guide”: desperate insanity of the Dalai clique: bylined article [Xinhua]

Posted in Anti-China propaganda exposure, China, CIA, Dalai Lama, Tibet, Tunisia on March 8, 2013 by Zuo Shou / 左手

BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) — The China Tibet Online, a multi-language media website dedicated to providing news stories on Tibetans living in China, has recently published a bylined opinion article on the “Self-immolation Guide,” produced by the Dalai Lama clique.

Following is the full text of the article in English:

“Self-immolation Guide”: desperate insanity of the Dalai clique

By Yi Duo

Recently, the Dalai clique published a “Self-immolation Guide” on the Internet, openly inciting Tibetans within the Chinese border to “carry out self-immolations according to the plan and procedures.”

The “Self-immolation Guide” demonstrates a sober attitude in scheming and arranging the cruel actions of self-immolations, which makes it stand out among the…propaganda of the Dalai clique…

The book is published in the name of one person only for the “Tibetan government-in-exile” to avoid public condemnation toward its overt manipulation of self-immolations. The alleged author of the “Instructions” is Lhamo Je, who had been a “member of parliament” for two terms in the “parliament” of the Dalai clique and now still has an important position in its “educational system.”

The “guide” consists of four parts. The first part is an ideological mobilization which advocates the idea that self-immolators are “great and honorable fearless heroes” and that “both male and female heroes” should be ready at all times to sacrifice for the “just cause.”

The second part gives detailed instruction on the “self-immolation preparation,” including “picking important days and places,” “leaving written or recorded last words,” and “asking a couple of trustworthy people to help record videos and take photos.”

The third part introduces “self-immolation slogans” and instructs the self-immolators to shout “Free Tibet, let the Dalai Lama return to Tibet, and release political prisoners” and so forth, and asks them to print out the slogans into leaflets to scatter them on the spot so as to increase the impact.

The fourth part illustrates “other non-violent activities” such as “shouting loudly the campaign slogans at schools and other populated places,” “making public speeches,” and “filing petitions to the central government,” and points out that “it is very important to launch various activities in political, economic, religious and cultural fields.”

No matter from which perspective, this “Self-immolation Guide” can…be regarded as “a remarkable piece of writing,” for it is tantamount to a “confession” of the Dalai clique which has committed the crime of manipulating self-immolations.

[While] the head of the “Tibetan government-in-exile” Lobsang Sangay has asked the Chinese government to show evidence of the Dalai clique’s manipulation of the self-immolations, and “welcome” the Chinese government to send groups to Dharamsala to search for evidence, they have now made public the evidence by themselves.

The reliability of the evidence lies not only in the source of the writer, a senior official of the Dalai clique, but also in the confirmation of every item of the contents listed by previous self-immolations.

In fact, almost every self-burning happened just like what the “guide” had planned — some people videotaping the scene, some people shouting separatist slogans, inciting and gathering others to stop the government from taking rescue actions.

Sometimes the Dalai clique was able to hype the burning cases with photos and personal data of the self-immolators obtained [within] minutes after the incidents.

The contents of the “last words” shouted by some self-immolators are exactly the same as in the “guide.”

According to Lorang Konchok, who has pleaded guilty of intentional homicide, he acted on the instructions of the Dalai clique to make use of his status and influence in the temple, and incited, instigated and coerced others to burn themselves with the help of his nephew.

Before the self-burning happened, Lorang Konchok recorded the individual and family information of the self-immolators and took photos [of] them. Once the self-immolation was committed, he sent the information immediately to the Dalai clique via a cell phone.

The “guide” aims to “standardize and systematize the self-immolation behavior so as to manipulate it like an assembly line in the future,” and reach the goal to be “more efficient” as set down by the Dalai Lama.

The “guide” also gives a slap in the face to some Western forces. In order to contain and split China, for many years these forces have set [up] the Dalai Lama as a “non-violent” model that represents struggle [sic].

After the self-immolation incidents, they completely disregarded the facts, denied the crimes committed by the Dalai clique, and accused the policy made by the Chinese government of causing the self-immolations. Furthermore, they even showed sympathy for and “concern” to those criminals who have been sentenced to jail in line with Chinese law to encourage the self-immolation manipulators.

The publication of the “guide,” which openly admitted the crime of the Dalai clique’s inciting and scheming self-immolations, its political motivations as well as its future plans for continued manipulations, has not saved the [face] of [the] Western masters.

Why did the Dalai clique publish the “Self-immolation Guide” at this moment? The reason is that the extremists among them feel desperate.

According to the Canadian Sing Tao Daily, the Dalai clique once instructed [their] followers earnestly and tirelessly, “Suppose we resort to arms to achieve our objective, we need guns and ammunition in the first place, but who will sell them to us? If we find the seller, where can we get the money ? Even if we have money and get guns, how can these guns be transported to China and through which country’s border? The CIA once air-lifted guns for us, which happened in the past and will never happen again.”

The Dalai clique drew a lesson from its own failures: That seeking “Tibet independence” through violent activities publicly did not work, and it is better to adopt the “Middle-way Approach,” which can deceive the world [by seeking] “Tibet independence” indirectly. However, this political plot has not made any progress since its [emergence], and even the channel of contact and talk with the central government was blocked by themselves.

Up to now, the scheme of manipulating self-immolations has been worked out by racking their brains as “the highest form of non-violent struggle,” which will be doomed. All of these make some extremists more and more impatient, so they had to publish the “guide,” hoping this wicked fire can [bring about] some “achievements” before it [is] extinguishe[d].

Another reason for the publication of the “guide” is that self-immolations have not achieved the effect in the international community as the Dalai clique had expected. Even if some Western powers always support the Dalai clique, they dare not take such a huge risk of losing political reputation or moral legality to openly support manipulating self-immolations, which is a disguised form of violence and terrorism.

The head of the “government-in-exile” lamented, “There was a self-immolation in Tunisia which was labeled the catalyst for the Arab Spring. How come we have been given less support than what we witnessed in the Arab world?” reported the New York Times on Feb. 3.

A comment from the Chinese News Net revealed the truth, “In fact, the self-immolations of Tibetans have rarely received support from the international community.”

It is hard to imagine that how the international community can support such brutal and inhumane acts. The Chinese government does not create conditions to encourage Tibetans to self-immolate. Hence it cannot be condemned.

Western countries all understand the background of self-immolations, so they are already doing the “Tibetan government-in-exile” a big favor by not condemning them.

The Dalai clique attempted to prompt more self-immolations through publishing the “guide” in order to beg for more international compassion. This act has actually made the international community recognize the ferocity and insanity of the Dalai clique clearly, and urged some Western powers to hold back when supporting the Dalai clique.

The “guide” published by the Dalai clique was an attempt in political blackmail, against the Chinese government, but it turned out to be in vain.

If plotting “Tibet independence” failed in 1959 through the military confrontation and armed rebellion, how will it be possible by inciting several poor people to burn themselves?

As a matter of fact, through the joint efforts of all levels of local governments at the [spot] of the incidents, the frequency of self-immolations has been curbed and the evidence of the Dalai clique’s role in manipulating such acts has been made clear. Many criminals, whose acts are detested by the local people, have been brought to justice.

All of these fully show the unpopularity of the Dalai clique in China and the popularity of the Chinese government The government will win the battle of anti-self-immolation as long as it does not hold unrealistic hopes from the Dalai clique, nor expects some Western forces to be kind, but keep the situation under control on the basis of its own work.

The Dalai clique’s fantasy that every self-immolation will exert some pressure on the Chinese government will be highly counter-productive. On the contrary, every self-immolation case that occurred was an additional bloody crime the Dalai clique committed on its own ethnic Tibetans.

Some people from the clique including the plotters of the “Self-immolation Guide” told the public repeatedly that self-immolation is a kind of “peaceful protest” and expected to get the same attention as the vendors in Tunisia. [These people should] teach [them]selves by following the guide [and self-immolating, as] netizens have called for. If [they] dare not burn [them]selves, please stop the folly as early as possible.

Just as Lu Xun, a famous Chinese writer, said…– people who are alive…have no right to persuade others to die. So [the instigators of self-immolation ought to “practice what they preach” if they] believe it is a good idea to die.

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Dalai Lama connected with CIA’s support of Tibetan secession: media report [Xinhua]

Posted in China, CIA, Dalai Lama, India, Pentagon, US imperialism, USA on June 28, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

BERLIN, June 26 (Xinhua) — Despite his frequent claims of peace, the Dalai Lama knew much more about the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s [military] support of Tibetan secessionists in the 1950s and 1960s than he admitted, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported recently.

A report titled “Seemingly Sacred,” which shed light on the relationship between the Dalai Lama and the CIA, said a shadow of violence falls on the divine king.

The report said an emissary of the Dalai Lama first contacted the U.S. through its embassy in New Delhi and consulate in Calcutta in 1951, and both sides discussed U.S. military and financial aid to Tibetan separatists. One of the Dalai Lama’s elder brothers also attended the meetings.

In the same year the U.S. Defense [sic] Department gave the Dalai Lama a letter, in which “light weapons” and “financial aid” were promised to the Tibetan separatist movement, it said.

The Dalai Lama also received 180,000 U.S. dollars a year from the CIA, which was described as “monetary aid for the Dalai Lama” in confidential documents.

The report said the CIA launched “St. Circus Operation” in 1956, which trained Tibetan guerrillas on a South-Pacific island to kill, shoot, lay mines and make bombs.

The CIA also made air drops that provided the guerrillas with machine weapons, ammunition, medicine, and propaganda materials, among others, it said.

According to the newspaper, “The Dalai Lama clearly stood closer to the CIA and knew significantly more than he let on.”

Though the Dalai Lama had always claimed that he only came to know the operations afterwards, it should be no later than 1958 when he was aware of the paramilitary training given by the CIA that was closely linked to poison [sic], killing and other violent acts, it said.

The report said a U.S. movie director, Lisa Cathey, had conducted more than 30 interviews in her shooting of a documentary, CIA in Tibet.

One of those interviewed was a retired CIA agent named John Kenneth Knaus, who was in charge of CIA operations in Tibet and had preserved documents that recorded the training.

The Dalai Lama had met with Knaus twice, once in 1964 and again in the 1990s.

The Dalai Lama apparently hasn’t been honest on whether he knew [about] the CIA’s support to the Tibetan separation, the paper said…

The report called the Dalai Lama “a chess piece of the CIA during the Cold War” and his direct CIA connection does not match his [alleged] “supreme moral authority.”

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Commentary: Pentagon’s annual China military report exposes U.S. Cold War mentality [Xinhua]

Posted in Anti-China propaganda exposure, China, China-US relations, Dalai Lama, Pentagon, South China Sea, Taiwan, US imperialism, USA, USA 21st Century Cold War on June 5, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Xinhua) — The U.S. Defense Department on Friday published its annual report on China’s military and security developments in a continued Cold War-style practice once adopted by the United States toward then Soviet Union.

The report, though claimed “objective” and “factual” by the Pentagon, is ridden with speculative descriptions and even distorts…reality in a bid to depict China as a security and economic threat to the United States.

The report said China “periodically acts more assertively in pursuit of its strategic priorities,” making an apparent reference to China’s firm stance on protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity in disputes concerning the South China Sea.

As a champion of good-neighbor diplomacy, China has been aspiring for peaceful development. When it comes to issues of sovereignty and national security, China stands firm just like any other member of the international community. What’s the fault in that?

The Pentagon also expresses doubts about the transparency of China’s defense spending, saying that estimating China’s actual military expenditures “is difficult because of poor accounting transparency and China’s still incomplete transition from a command economy.”

Making such a statement, the report apparently ignores the fact that China has been publicizing its annual defense budget since 1978, which was included in the government’s budget report to the National People’s Congress every year. And since 1995, China has been releasing the complete data on defense spending in its annual White Paper on China’s National Defense.

The most blatant distortion of facts is the report’s accusation that “Chinese actors are the world’s most active and persistent perpetrators of economic espionage” aimed at collecting U.S. technological and economic information.

Without providing any supporting evidence, the report went further to say that “China is likely to remain an aggressive and capable collector of sensitive U.S. economic information and technologies, particularly in cyberspace.”

“Authoritative writings and China’s persistent cyber intrusions indicates the likelihood that Beijing is using cyber network operations as a tool to collect strategic intelligence,” the report said.

However, one can not help noticing that the credibility of these statements are substantially marred by such words as “likely,” “indicates” or “likelihood,” which testify to the ambiguity of the Pentagon report and expose its willful accusations against China, a country which has repeatedly opposed any unlawful practices in the use of cyberspace.

Ironic as it is, the Pentagon report was issued on the heels of Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie’s visit to the U.S. last week, during which U.S. military officials loudly promised to seek a “healthy, stable, reliable and continuous” military-to-military relationship with China.

This Pentagon move once again highlighted the U.S.’s lack of credit in dealing with China, which has already been proven by its repeated failures to keep its formal promises regarding arms sales to Taiwan and high-level meetings with Dalai Lama, and by its continued interference in China’s internal affairs under the guise of protecting human rights.

The U.S. practice of publishing an annual military report on the Soviet Union during the Cold War era was to exert pressure on and to contain its arch rival.

With the old days long gone and the United States now being the only super power, it’s only logical for Uncle Sam to forsake its Cold War mentality…

…Given the fact that China-U.S. ties have evolved beyond bilateral scope and now bear global significance, it’s highly advisable for the United States to refrain from hurling mud at China and abandon such counterproductive Cold War-style practices of issuing annual reports on China’s military and continuing arms sales to Taiwan.

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“Why Western leaders should refrain from meeting with Dalai Lama”: on Cameron – Dalai Lama schmooze [Xinhua]

Posted in Beijing, Cameron, Capitalism crisis early 21st century, China, Dalai Lama, Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, Tibet, U.K. on May 20, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

by Liu Chang

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) — For many in China and Britain, it is a dark moment for China-Britain relations when Prime Minister David Cameron chose to meet with the Dalai Lama despite strong Chinese opposition.

The move not only tears open an old wound that has healed to a large degree in the past few years as the two countries have been working hard to shelve political differences and build a constructive partnership in the face of the global financial crisis.

It also reverses the positive momentum in the bilateral relationship carefully fostered by friendly high-level exchanges of leaders of the two countries in the past couple of years.

China has long made it clear that the Dalai Lama, who has for decades been engaged with activities aimed at separating Tibet from China, should never be hosted by leaders of other countries.

Any meeting, private or official, is interpreted by Beijing as a kind of endorsement for the anti-China secessionist and a blatant interference in China’s domestic affairs, which will inevitably lead to strained bilateral relations.

For Western leaders who cozy up to the Dalai Lama, their political calculations are pretty simple.

They do want to build a positive relationship with China, a promising export market and an increasingly credible partner in international affairs. But too often they also fall victim to the incorrect assumption that giving audience to the Dalai Lama could prove their moral clarity and help score easy political points at home.

The calculations are dead wrong because essentially the Dalai Lama is never what he claims to be.

Furthermore, they are wrong also because Western leaders cannot have it both ways when they have to choose between a sound relationship with China and unnecessary provocations like meeting with the Dalai Lama.

For Cameron, he has to bear in mind that China would not sit still while its core interests are trespassed on.

It is impossible for China to buy any excuses of such meetings, which should not happen under any condition, even though the British government claimed that it was a “private” occasion and Cameron is free to meet with anyone he chooses.

Also, there will never be a happy ending when a country works with China to seek economic and trade benefits on the one hand while on the other hand crossing over the line from time to time on issues concerning China’s core interests, including the issue of Tibet.

China has always held a sincere attitude in cooperating with Britain as well as other Western nations, especially in this time of eurozone debt crisis and global economic slowdown.

Meanwhile, President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and other Chinese leaders have expressed on many occasions their confidence in the European economy and pledged to help revive its sluggish recovery.

The British leader needs to know that turning a deaf ear to China’s protests would only backfire in the end, overshadowing the development of bilateral ties and cooperation, which is even more important to Cameron’s political future.

The damage on China-Britain ties has been made. And the key to restoring the bilateral relations to normality is now in the hands of Cameron and his government. It is highly advisable that proper actions be taken as soon as possible so that negative ramifications can be eliminated once and for all.

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“Meeting ‘impairs China’s interest'”: Cameron, Clegg & Dalai Lama confab deplored [People’s Daily]

Posted in Beijing, Cameron, China, Dalai Lama, India, U.K. on May 20, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

By Cheng Guangjin and Zhou Wa (China Daily)
08:26, May 16, 2012

* Beijing raises objections to Cameron-Dalai Lama talks *

Deputy Foreign Minister Song Tao summoned UK Ambassador Sebastian Wood on Tuesday morning and condemned British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s meeting with the Dalai Lama in London on Monday.

The meeting disregards the repeated Chinese representations and the overall interest of bilateral relations and constitutes serious interference in China’s internal affairs, said Song.

“It has impaired China’s core interest and hurt the feeling of the Chinese people[.] There must be concrete actions on the British side to create enabling conditions for the sound development of bilateral relations,” Song added.

Also on Tuesday, China lodged representation to the two British leaders’ meeting with the Dalai Lama, who, according to analysts, has been used as a “political tool” by Western countries to exert pressure on the rising China.

China voiced “strong indignation and stern objection” to the meeting, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a regular press conference.

On Monday in London, Cameron and Clegg met with the Dalai Lama, who, Hong said, is “a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China secessionist activities in the name of religion”.

The meeting sent false signals to the “Tibet independence” forces, said Hong.

The meeting was described as “private” and was not held at the prime minister’s Downing Street residence, AFP reported.

The Dalai Lama was in London to receive the $1.8 million Templeton Prize, said the report . The British side organized the occasion, despite repeated representations from China, said Hong.

The Chinese embassy in London also lodged solemn representations to the British side, he added.

Hong said the issue regarding Tibet is of exclusive concern to China’s internal affairs. “China objects firmly to any foreign leader’s meeting with the Dalai Lama in any form and opposes any country, or anyone, interfering in China’s internal affairs by using Tibet-related issues,” he said.

Hong urged the British side to treat seriously China’s solemn stance, stop indulging and supporting anti-China “Tibet independence” forces and take immediate and effective measures to minimize the baneful impact, so as to safeguard the overall development of bilateral ties.

The Dalai Lama fled to exile in India in 1959 during a failed uprising against the Chinese government.

A string of self-immolations broke out in Tibetan areas in the provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai bordering Tibet in recent months.

At least two mob attacks on police stations were reported in Sichuan’s volatile Tibetan areas in late January, leaving at least two people dead and more than a dozen injured, Xinhua News Agency reported.

“The Dalai Lama clique has made more attempts to split China, and a few monks and nuns in the Tibetan-populated regions echoed them at a distance,” said Li Changping, a top provincial official in Sichuan, during a recent meeting in Beijing, reported Xinhua.

“The Dalai Lama allows himself to be used as a tool by Western powers keen to humiliate China,” said Brendan O’Neill, editor of an online magazine named “spiked”, in an article published in the Guardian, a British national daily newspaper.

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