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I thought the DL was about promoting peace and harmony. Not issuing flaming statements to rile supporters to action.
But then again it is the 60th anniversary of losing his serfs.

10th March 2009
(CNN) -- The Chinese government has made life "hell on Earth" for Tibetans during the half-century since a failed uprising against its rule in 1959, the Dalai Lama said Tuesday.

"These 50 years have brought untold suffering and destruction to the land and people of Tibet," the 73-year-old spiritual and political leader of Tibetan Buddhists said from exile in Dharamsala, India. "Today, the religion, culture, language and identity ... are nearing extinction; in short, the Tibetan people are regarded like criminals deserving to be put to death."

But Chinese officials blame the 50-year conflict on the Dalai Lama, accusing him of seeking an independent Tibet.

"The Dalai side still insists on establishing a so-called Greater Tibet on a quarter of China's territory," Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told reporters last week. "They want to drive away the Chinese armed forces on Chinese territory and ask all non-Tibetans to relocate themselves, people who have long spend their lives in that part of the Chinese territory. You call this person a religious figure?"
Yang said China's "contradictions" with the Dalai Lama "is not about religious, human rights, ethnic or cultural issues but whether or not China will remain unified."

The Dalai Lama has repeatedly denied China's accusations. He says he seeks genuine autonomy for the region -- not independence -- and advocates the "Middle Way" of non-violence.

The Dalai Lama has won a Nobel Prize for advocating peace and is revered as an iconic figure overseas, but the Dalai Lama has never been allowed to return to Tibet, after fleeing his homeland in 1959. His emissaries have held sporadic talks with Chinese officials. But the talks, encouraged by the United States and other countries, have failed to break the impasse.

"Looking back on 50 years in exile, we have witnessed many ups and downs," the Dalai Lama said. "However, the fact that the Tibet issue is alive and the international community is taking growing interest in it is indeed an achievement."

"I have no doubt that the justice of Tibet's cause will prevail, if we continue to tread the path of truth and non-violence," he said.
China has ruled Tibet since 1951, a year after sending troops to "liberate" the region from what it said was serfdom under the Dalai Lama. China has decreed that March 28 -- the day the Dalai Lama fled into exile in India -- is to be celebrated as "Serfs Emancipation Day."

In recent years, the region has seen an influx of Han Chinese and other ethnic groups, enticed by business and job opportunities. Although some Tibetans have benefited from the economic expansion, others have not. China's critics complain of "cultural genocide" and repression of religious freedom. Resentful Tibetans say they are often treated as second-class citizens.

Last March, resentment spilled over when a peaceful protest in the Tibetan capital Lhasa turned violent, as mobs burned vehicles and shops and attacked ethnic Chinese. China blames the Dalai Lama for inciting protesters -- an allegation he has denied. Tibetan exiles say more than 200 people died when Chinese security forces clamped down, but Beijing denies this, saying 22 people, mostly Chinese civilians, died during riots.

Tension was high ahead of the 50th anniversary. China prohibited journalists from traveling into Tibet, but there are reports that extra security troops were deployed to the region to avert a repeat of last year's unrest.

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I've seen part of his speech on TV. Even the commentator spoke about unfounded accusations and untrue statements. He has once again proven that he has completely lost touch with reality. He is living in a dream world of demons, hell and evil. I believe that his outburst of hate and hostility is not even worth to talk much about. He must be very disappointed that his prediction of uproar didn't come true. He is indeed a stupid poor sod.

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I am not sure what the fuss is about.

He probably remembers what it was like under his control and has got mixed up.


Anyway. The DL is an reincarnation which is pretty cool in itself.

He should just reincarnate as the President of China and he can then have all of it.   

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Originally posted by expatter at 2009-3-10 19:05




He should just reincarnate as the President of China and he can then have all of it.


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Apparently, he was born July 6, 1935.

He was just 14 when the CCP became the leaders of China. 1949
At that time he had his own serfs.

He was 24 when he fled to India. 1959
He took some of his serfs. Oh, and all the silver and gold.

This year he will be 74.

Pretty pointless looking for a job running a government at that age really.
He is better of with a cushy job collecting the contributions and accolades.

Seems his diplomacy is right off the boil now.
Maybe it was always just a face.  

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