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US President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama for the third time on Friday at the White House.
National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden reiterated that the US recognizes Tibet to be part of China, but at the same time she emphasized US support for "human rights and religious freedom in China."

It is another world-class show of playing dumb. So far, China has found no effective way to counter such acts.

With China growing stronger, old practices such as US presidents meeting the Dalai Lama or selling arms to Taiwan are having less impact. But still, Friday's meeting embarrassed China.  Beijing had to protest, but the protest did not make much difference.

There are tens of thousands of Tibetans in exile, among whom about 1,000 are actively seeking Tibetan independence. But the Dalai clique has been on the decline and is seeing an increasingly unclear future. They are grasping at the West for support.

For the US, the Dalai Lama is an easy card to play - not as powerful as before - still, it is a card to deal with China.

The instant effect of the meeting between Obama and the Dalai Lama is nothing but some loss of face for China. It only serves as a reminder for the Chinese people to get a better understanding of what the US is.

China and the US are trying to build a new type of relationship between two big countries. But Obama's repeated meetings with the Dalai Lama have hurt this hard-won consent to build mutual trust between China and the US.

Obama has given the Chinese a hard time again. But as long as China keeps its momentum in growing stronger, China will be more resourceful in dealing with such situations.

The Dalai clique has been living in an out-of-date self-deceiving fantasy. Western leaders have met with the Dalai Lama one after another, but the influence of the Dalai clique continues to dwindle. Except some funding, Western countries have nothing to give them.

Whether it is effective or not, China must protest Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama. This is the declaration of our stance.

The US is clear that in the political game over the Dalai Lama, time and justice stand with China.
The sudden meeting between Obama and the Dalai Lama at a time of complex Sino-US relations will only irritate China and make the Chinese pessimistic about the US' sincerity in developing positive relations with China.

Mid-term elections will take place in the US later this year. It will be ridiculous for Obama if he believes meeting the Dalai Lama can help his party win a couple more votes.
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Today more than 100 members of the international Shugden community chanted for hours.
They accused the Dalai Lama of religious persecution and human rights abuses.

Those who follow the Shugden practice of Buddhism claim the Dalai Lama has publicly
denounced their traditions and beliefs.

So much for religious freedom and tolerance.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. A religious food fight in the streets of San Francisco.
No wonder this clown can't be taken seriously. The U.S. still thinks he's good for propaganda use
though. When will those P.R. geniuses wake up.
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Did they burn incense, and bang the gong too?
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This post was edited by abramicus at 2014-2-23 22:53


China must have been taken aback with the declaration that Tibet is a part of China and that the Dalai and his western supporters no longer seek Tibet Independence.  The incredulity is evident in the barrage of criticisms against Obama for meeting the Dalai, despite the far more significant statements of both Obama and the Dalai that Tibet is a part of China and that Tibet does not seek independence from China.  The fear in China's inner circles is that the Dalai would return under one guise or another, and even if he renounces Tibetan independence, they are pretty sure he would agitate for Tibet independence again, one day, when he has managed to restore his influence in Tibet amongst the younger generation of Tibetans who have never met him in person, and only heard about him from their parents and grandparents.  

You see, Tibet cannot gain independence based on the manpower of the few hundred thousand exiles living in Dharamsala, or on the military power of western countries, or on the propaganda machine of the western media.

The missing element of a true revolt is a mass of energetic young people, enough to overwhelm the police manpower of the local government, and enough to surround all important government and financial offices to force a halt to all of their activities.  Having seen such mob action repeatedly, one needs no special knowledge of political activism to realize that this is what the Dalai cannot yet do, but would probably wished he could do.  And thus, the necessity of his return.

By becoming a force for change in Tibet, and also in China, by carrying the banner of Buddhism with an agenda, he could conceivably mobilize millions of followers in all cities, much like a Pope could conceivably do in a Christian country . . . and China is a predominantly Buddhist country.  And so, China's wariness in accepting the "gift" of the Dalai agreeing that Tibet IS a part of China, is understandably supported by the "threat" that the Dalai may one day declare Tibet IS NO LONGER a part of China.

The proverb that one should "Beware the Greeks when they bring gifts" is not lost on China.  If on the other hand, the Dalai were to agree to go to China alone, without his entourage of pro-independence diehards, and leave them in Dharamsala, while he uses his influence to bolster the sovereignty of China, such as by declaring Diaoyudao is a part of China and that the Spratly and Paracel Islands have always been a part of China, he might be able to re-invent himself as a prodigal son and a true patriot in the end.

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The "monk's" influence, even among foreigners has indeed diminished over the last couple of years. More and more countries are abstaining from offering this separatist 'leader' the limelight he's craving for so desperately. China is well advised to put contacts to the Dharamsala clique deep into an ice box or better underneath a huge and mighty glacier. Any trust of what the DL says could have heavy negative consequences for China's future. If he really would have liked to come back he'd have stopped his 'needle policy' of angering China, he would have made the bold decision to simply come back, alone, without his CIA advisers and false friends. He would have said a long time ago - enough is enough - I want to return to China and no longer play the 'Devil's advocate' for western anti China groups. This he has not done, so let him stay where he feels he belongs. His opinion and importance is lacking practical relevance.

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Post time 2014-2-23 17:38:25 |Display all floors
China should ask the West to use the scientific method to prove that absolute human rights exist, similar to how atoms exist.   When they can't do, you can then justify your refusal to practice something that they cannot prove exists.  Problem solved.

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